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Late entrants boost Russian presidential race

Two late entrants have joined the race to become Russia’s next president. The billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov arrived at the Central Electoral

Two late entrants have joined the race to become Russia’s next president. The billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov arrived at the Central Electoral

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Unrepentant Russian opposition figure walks free

Thinner after going on hunger strike but free, Russia opposition figure Sergei Udaltsov has left prison in Moscow after completing a month-long jail

Thinner after going on hunger strike but free, Russia opposition figure Sergei Udaltsov has left prison in Moscow after completing a month-long jail

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Gorbachev says Putin should heed lesson of 1991

Saturday’s protests in Moscow and several other Russian cities against Prime Minister Putin have sparked comments that the ruling Russian elite is

Saturday’s protests in Moscow and several other Russian cities against Prime Minister Putin have sparked comments that the ruling Russian elite is

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Putin faces growing opposition to job swap plan

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin faces a growing challenge to his plan to return to the presidency next year amid continued opposition

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin faces a growing challenge to his plan to return to the presidency next year amid continued opposition

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Demonstrators denounce Russia's political 'tandem'

Two weeks after the last mass protest in Moscow, protesters are still seething over Russia’s two-man leadership. Giving her name as Daria, one

Two weeks after the last mass protest in Moscow, protesters are still seething over Russia’s two-man leadership. Giving her name as Daria, one

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Mass rally in Moscow piles more pressure on Putin

They came in their tens of thousands to say the Putin era is over. A new rally against alleged electoral fraud in Russia has swamped the centre of

They came in their tens of thousands to say the Putin era is over. A new rally against alleged electoral fraud in Russia has swamped the centre of

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New protests in Russia amid vote-rigging claims

Protesters are gathering for a rally in the Russian capital, with tens of thousands set to denounce parliamentary elections they say were

Protesters are gathering for a rally in the Russian capital, with tens of thousands set to denounce parliamentary elections they say were

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Moscow braced for mass anti-Kremlin protest

Thousands of people will take to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to protest against disputed election results. A similar demonstration was held

Thousands of people will take to the streets of Moscow on Saturday to protest against disputed election results. A similar demonstration was held

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Doubts linger over Medvedev's commitment to change

Critics are describing Russian President Dimitry Medvedev’s state of the nation address as half-hearted and designed to legitimise the recent

Critics are describing Russian President Dimitry Medvedev’s state of the nation address as half-hearted and designed to legitimise the recent

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Medvedev promises reforms and warns of foreign "interference"

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that “provocateurs and extremists” will not be allowed to interfere with society. He has been giving his

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said that “provocateurs and extremists” will not be allowed to interfere with society. He has been giving his

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Russian Duma's rough start

The elections earlier this month for the new Russian Duma brought ordinary people out in the biggest protests since the breakup of the old Soviet

The elections earlier this month for the new Russian Duma brought ordinary people out in the biggest protests since the breakup of the old Soviet

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Putin ally presides Duma as protests continue

A close ally of Vladimir Putin has been elected speaker of Russia’s State Duma, at its first sitting since a parliamentary poll critics say was

A close ally of Vladimir Putin has been elected speaker of Russia’s State Duma, at its first sitting since a parliamentary poll critics say was

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Anti-corruption blogger defiant after release from Russian jail

Russian protest leader and blogger Alexei Navalny has been released from prison, after spending more than two weeks behind bars.   The 35-year-old

Russian protest leader and blogger Alexei Navalny has been released from prison, after spending more than two weeks behind bars.   The 35-year-old

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Opposition rallies again in Moscow

Russians have been back on the streets of Moscow, although in far smaller numbers than last weekend’s mass demonstrations over electoral fraud. The

Russians have been back on the streets of Moscow, although in far smaller numbers than last weekend’s mass demonstrations over electoral fraud. The

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Putin calls for cameras in polling stations

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has faced the nation live on TV for the first time since a general election that his opponents claim was

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has faced the nation live on TV for the first time since a general election that his opponents claim was

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Visa-free travel and financial aid to top EU-Russia summit

Financial aid and visa-free travel will dominate talks when EU and Russian leaders meet in Brussels later this week. Moscow has said it may

Financial aid and visa-free travel will dominate talks when EU and Russian leaders meet in Brussels later this week. Moscow has said it may

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Medvedev ends opposition hopes of ballot re-run

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has led the first formal proceedings of the new parliament, killing off any opposition hopes of a re-run of the

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has led the first formal proceedings of the new parliament, killing off any opposition hopes of a re-run of the

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Protests against election fraud in St.Petersburg

Protesters in St.Petersburg denounce Russia’s political ‘tandem’ (filmed by Anastassia Zlatopolskaia)

Protesters in St.Petersburg denounce Russia’s political ‘tandem’ (filmed by Anastassia Zlatopolskaia)

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Pro-Putin supporters rally in Moscow

Thousands of pro-government supporters have taken to the streets of Moscow to show their support for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. It comes after

Thousands of pro-government supporters have taken to the streets of Moscow to show their support for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. It comes after

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Electoral Commission head in Russia sure of ballot

Exactly a week after an election in Russia that many are claiming was fraudulent, euronews has spoken to Chairman of the Central Election Commission

Exactly a week after an election in Russia that many are claiming was fraudulent, euronews has spoken to Chairman of the Central Election Commission

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Russia: Medvedev promises election fraud inquiry

Breaking two days of silence, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has posted on his facebook page that there will be an inquiry into election fraud

Breaking two days of silence, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has posted on his facebook page that there will be an inquiry into election fraud

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Quiet after the storm - official silence after Russia protests

The day after thousands of Russians demonstrated against perceived electoral fraud during last week’s ballot, authorities seem to have no official

The day after thousands of Russians demonstrated against perceived electoral fraud during last week’s ballot, authorities seem to have no official

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Clashes between demonstrators and police in St Petersburg

Up to 10,000 protesters in Russia’s second city St. Petersburg protest parliamentary elections. Several protesters who started chanting on the street

Up to 10,000 protesters in Russia’s second city St. Petersburg protest parliamentary elections. Several protesters who started chanting on the street

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Moscow rally gives Putin a weekend wake-up call

Saturday’s demonstrations in Moscow were the biggest since the fall of the Soviet Union. The tens of thousands who took to the streets alleging

Saturday’s demonstrations in Moscow were the biggest since the fall of the Soviet Union. The tens of thousands who took to the streets alleging

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Russian protests spread to Berlin

Four hundred Russians living in exile rallied against Vladimir Putin’s rule outside their embassy in Berlin. To send a message to the German

Four hundred Russians living in exile rallied against Vladimir Putin’s rule outside their embassy in Berlin. To send a message to the German

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Arrests in Russian demonstrations

In St Petersburg police detained opposition demonstrators who had marched to Pionerskaya Square where authorities had given them permission to stage

In St Petersburg police detained opposition demonstrators who had marched to Pionerskaya Square where authorities had given them permission to stage

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Tens of thousands take to the streets in Russia

Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Moscow demanding an end to the rule of Vladimir Putin. The scenes were repeated in cities across

Demonstrators gathered on the streets of Moscow demanding an end to the rule of Vladimir Putin. The scenes were repeated in cities across

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Russia : protesters spell out their demands

Leaders of the opposition, wanting to avoid any trouble with the authorities led demonstrators from Revolution Square where Saturday’s rally was

Leaders of the opposition, wanting to avoid any trouble with the authorities led demonstrators from Revolution Square where Saturday’s rally was

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Cities across Russia join in vote fraud protests

Russian police say 25,000 people are in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square for the rally against what they believe was a fraudulent election last Sunday

Russian police say 25,000 people are in Moscow’s Bolotnaya Square for the rally against what they believe was a fraudulent election last Sunday

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Day of anti-Putin demonstrations across Russia

Nationwide protests about the last Sunday’s elections are taking place in Russia today, with demonstrators angry at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin

Nationwide protests about the last Sunday’s elections are taking place in Russia today, with demonstrators angry at Prime Minister Vladimir Putin