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Russian opposition protests against Putin's crackdown

Russian opposition groups held an anti-government demonstration in Moscow on Tuesday, despite prosecutors asking some of their leaders to appear for

Russian opposition groups held an anti-government demonstration in Moscow on Tuesday, despite prosecutors asking some of their leaders to appear for

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Medvedev back as Russian prime minister

Dmitry Medvedev has been re-appointed as Russian prime minister after winning approval from parliament. Medvedev has served as president over the

Dmitry Medvedev has been re-appointed as Russian prime minister after winning approval from parliament. Medvedev has served as president over the

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Russians take a city stroll as an act of protest

Members of Russia’s political opposition have come up with a new form of protest action – mass strolls. On Monday night several hundred people

Members of Russia’s political opposition have come up with a new form of protest action – mass strolls. On Monday night several hundred people

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Putin and Medvedev set to swap jobs - again

Vladimir Putin replaced Dmitry Medvedev as president on Monday. He ceded power to his former prime minister in 2008 after completing his two

Vladimir Putin replaced Dmitry Medvedev as president on Monday. He ceded power to his former prime minister in 2008 after completing his two

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Tensions mount over hunger strike in Russia

There was solidarity on the streets of the Russian city of Astrakhan. As demonstrators took part in an unlicensed march scuffles with the police

There was solidarity on the streets of the Russian city of Astrakhan. As demonstrators took part in an unlicensed march scuffles with the police

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St Petersburg protesters call for free and fair elections

As many as 3,000 supporters of Russian opposition groups rallied in the streets of St Petersburg on Saturday against president-elect Vladimir Putin

As many as 3,000 supporters of Russian opposition groups rallied in the streets of St Petersburg on Saturday against president-elect Vladimir Putin

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Putin, Medvedev and Berlusconi hit the slopes

Outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin went skiing together in the southern Russian resort of Sochi, just days after

Outgoing President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin went skiing together in the southern Russian resort of Sochi, just days after

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Gorbachev reflects on course of modern Russia

You might think 20 years after the demise of the Soviet Union the then-leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, would surely be relegated to the cast of political

You might think 20 years after the demise of the Soviet Union the then-leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, would surely be relegated to the cast of political

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Gorbachev urges Putin to usher in reforms

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin will have to make democratic reforms in the face of opposition

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin will have to make democratic reforms in the face of opposition

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Putin offers olive branch to defeated rival

Vladimir Putin has dismissed opposition claims that Russia’s recent presidential election was rigged to ensure his victory, and has reportedly

Vladimir Putin has dismissed opposition claims that Russia’s recent presidential election was rigged to ensure his victory, and has reportedly

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Russian elections: Khodorkovsky's son speaks

What can be gleaned from Dmitri Medvedev’s decision to review 32 criminal cases, notably Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s, right after Vladimir Putin claimed

What can be gleaned from Dmitri Medvedev’s decision to review 32 criminal cases, notably Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s, right after Vladimir Putin claimed

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Putin vows to hold voting fraud probe

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday admitted that there were some voting irregularities in his presidential election victory. Putin

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday admitted that there were some voting irregularities in his presidential election victory. Putin

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Russian opposition to hold more anti-Putin protests

Russian opposition groups will hold more protests on Saturday against Vladimir Putin despite police arresting hundreds of demonstrators

Russian opposition groups will hold more protests on Saturday against Vladimir Putin despite police arresting hundreds of demonstrators

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Russian police break up anti-Putin rallies

Russian police are reported to have detained at least 100 people amid protests against Vladimir Putin’s election as president.

Russian police are reported to have detained at least 100 people amid protests against Vladimir Putin’s election as president.

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Party time for Putin and his supporters

Supporters of Vladimir Putin were also out on Moscow’s streets but this time there was a mood of celebration. Putin, who secured almost 64 per cent

Supporters of Vladimir Putin were also out on Moscow’s streets but this time there was a mood of celebration. Putin, who secured almost 64 per cent

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Hundreds arrested in Russian anti-Putin protests

Russian police have arrested hundreds of people including prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny amid protests against Vladimir Putin’s election

Russian police have arrested hundreds of people including prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny amid protests against Vladimir Putin’s election

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Anti-Putin protests: 'My voice has not been counted'

Amid the anti-Putin protests, one of the banners in the style of a small ad called for the veteran leader to be part-exchanged. Another announced

Amid the anti-Putin protests, one of the banners in the style of a small ad called for the veteran leader to be part-exchanged. Another announced

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Russian police break up anti-Putin rallies

Russian police are reported to have detained at least 100 people amid protests against Vladimir Putin’s election as president. In Moscow’s Pushkin

Russian police are reported to have detained at least 100 people amid protests against Vladimir Putin’s election as president. In Moscow’s Pushkin

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Putin supporters rally in Moscow

Supporters of Vladimir Putin have gathered in central Moscow to celebrate his election victory. The Russian prime minister won 64 per cent of the

Supporters of Vladimir Putin have gathered in central Moscow to celebrate his election victory. The Russian prime minister won 64 per cent of the

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Russia result: election or selection?

The certainty surrounding Vladimir Putin’s presidential victory has once again led to widespread allegations that the vote was a fix. So much so

The certainty surrounding Vladimir Putin’s presidential victory has once again led to widespread allegations that the vote was a fix. So much so

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'100 arrested' at anti-Putin rallies in Russia

Russian police are said to have detained at least 100 people at protest rallies against Vladimir Putin’s election as president. There were no

Russian police are said to have detained at least 100 people at protest rallies against Vladimir Putin’s election as president. There were no

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New Jersey Nets owner won't serve under Putin

Russian presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov has said that he has no plans to serve in Vladimir Putin’s cabinet. The billionaire owner of the

Russian presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov has said that he has no plans to serve in Vladimir Putin’s cabinet. The billionaire owner of the

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Putin win boosts Russian markets

Shares prices rose on the Moscow stock exchanges on Monday as investors reacted to Vladimir Putin winning the presidential election in the first

Shares prices rose on the Moscow stock exchanges on Monday as investors reacted to Vladimir Putin winning the presidential election in the first

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Russian opposition says Putin has no legitimacy

Russian opposition leaders said on Monday that allegations of fraud have undermined Putin’s legitimacy. Chess champion-turned-activist Garry

Russian opposition leaders said on Monday that allegations of fraud have undermined Putin’s legitimacy. Chess champion-turned-activist Garry

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Foreign monitors find flaws in Russian election

Foreign monitors said on Monday there were serious problems with Russia’s presidential poll. The government’s control of the whole electoral

Foreign monitors said on Monday there were serious problems with Russia’s presidential poll. The government’s control of the whole electoral

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Putin eases to third Presidential term

After stepping down for 4 years to get round the Russian constitution, Vladimir Putin has once again been elected President of Russia. With almost

After stepping down for 4 years to get round the Russian constitution, Vladimir Putin has once again been elected President of Russia. With almost

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Opposition cry foul over Putin win

Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov was not the only one to question the legality of Russia’s Presidential election, but he was among the first

Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov was not the only one to question the legality of Russia’s Presidential election, but he was among the first

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Snapshot in Moscow - for and against the victorious Putin

In the shadow of the Kremlin and amid the lights, music and bitter cold of the victory rally for Vladimir Putin, euronews tasted opinions as the

In the shadow of the Kremlin and amid the lights, music and bitter cold of the victory rally for Vladimir Putin, euronews tasted opinions as the

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Tears and promises as Putin claims victory

Vladimir Putin has thanked his supporters for returning him to the Kremlin as president. The 59-year-old claimed victory as exit polls and official

Vladimir Putin has thanked his supporters for returning him to the Kremlin as president. The 59-year-old claimed victory as exit polls and official

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A truthful eye or a web of deceit?

Did protesters following the December parliamentary elections in Russia make a difference? “We don’t forget and don’t forgive,” was one chant at the

Did protesters following the December parliamentary elections in Russia make a difference? “We don’t forget and don’t forgive,” was one chant at the