Who is Yulia Navalnaya, wife of Putin's critic Alexei Navalny?

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny reportedly died on Friday (February 16), according to Russian state media. Reports say he fell inside the cruel polar wolf prison and could not be saved. Here's everything you need to know about his wife...

47-year-old Yulia Navalnaya has been described as the 'First Lady' of Russia's opposition.

Yulia met Navalny in the summer of 1998 while on vacation in Turkey. The couple married two years later, in 2000.

Yulia Navalnaya was an economist and worked in several Russian banks before marrying Navalny. She supported her husband in his long, dangerous journey against Russia's most powerful leader.

In 2020, when Alexei Navalny was battling death after allegedly being poisoned by Russian agents in Germany, Yulia updated journalists on his condition.

According to Reuters report, Yulia said on Friday that if Alexei Navalny's death turns out to be true then Russian President Vladimir Putin and his allies will not be spared.