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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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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