Widow of Alexei Navalny to receive 2024 Athenagoras Human Rights Award

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The Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate (AEP) have announced that Yulia Navalnaya, widow of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, will receive the 2024 Athenagoras Human Rights Award.

The prestigious award will be presented at the AEP’s annual black-tie banquet on Saturday, October 19, 2024, at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel.

The Athenagoras Human Rights Award, established in 1986, honours Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras.

Patriarch Athenagoras, who served as Archbishop of the Americas for 18 years before becoming Ecumenical Patriarch in 1948, was renowned for his visionary leadership and dedication to peace among Churches and people.

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