Activist elected onto airline board

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The Independent Online

The opposition activist Alexei Navalny has been elected to the board of the state-controlled airline Aeroflot, putting the anti-corruption blogger in a position of influence at one of Russia's most high-profile companies.

Mr Navalny, also a shareholder activist who has campaigned for better corporate governance at state firms, was nominated by Alexander Lebedev – a 15 per cent Aeroflot shareholder and owner of The Independent.