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Occupied Donetsk prepares for new school year with Kremlin curriculum
Many schools in cities like Mariupol have been badly damaged or destroying in the fighting, and there's a lack of teachers.
Bulgaria risks violating EU principles over Russia extradition request
The Russian dissident who burned his passport is appealing against a Bulgarian court's decision to extradite him, amid concern for the safety of others who fled to the EU after the invasion of Ukraine.
Griner trial to continue amid increased US-Russia negotiations
The US WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold winner is on trial for cannabis possession. She claims there was no criminal intent.
Moscow official gets seven years in prison for criticising Ukraine war
Gorinov is the first to be sentenced of at least 50 other Kremlin critics and activists put on trial for speaking out against Russia's invasion.
Russian opposition figure jailed amid his criticism of Ukraine war
The Kremlin critic was handed a 15-day prison sentence for allegedly disobeying police officers.
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NATO must stand up to "gangster" Putin, leading opponent says
If NATO does not seize its historic opportunity to stop Vladimir Putin in his tracks, it will face war on its own territory, says long-time Kremlin opponent Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Five things you need to know about the Ukraine war on June 14
From the latest on Sievierodonetsk to suggestions by the Pope that the war could have been provoked by NATO's expansion, here are five things you need to know about the Ukraine war today.
Parent of missing Russian conscript questioned by security services
"It seemed to someone that the tragic death of my son did not shock me enough," said Dmitry Shkrebets, after he was accused of making bomb threat by Russian security services.
Russian court upholds nine-year prison sentence for Alexei Navalny
The opposition activist is now expected to be transferred to a more strict penal colony for repeat offenders to serve out his sentence.
Russian ultranationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky dies aged 75
The MP was known for making strong and outlandish statements that alarmed Western countries.
'Sadgram': Russians plan melancholy version of Instagram after ban
Domestic alternatives to Facebook and Instagram are appearing in Russia, the latest being "Grustnogram," or "Sadgram" in English.
Russian troops advance into Kyiv region in Ukraine, according to the Russian Defence
On Thursday, the Defence Ministry released a video showing the movement of the Russian Armed Forces in the Kyiv region during what the Russian government calls "a special military operation" in Ukraine.
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Russia's president sees the country - alongside Belarus - as part of 'Greater Russia'.
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'Russia has no plans to invade Ukraine or any other country'
Claims that Moscow is about to invade Ukraine are a "bluff", Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's ambassador to the EU, told Euronews.
Russia and NATO meet as Moscow and Washington harden Ukraine stances
Ahead of Russia-NATO talks in Brussels on Wednesday and an OSCE meeting in Vienna on Thursday, Washington and Moscow both ruled out concessions or quick results.
Russia adds protest monitoring group and 22 individuals to blacklist
OVD-Info joins the Mediazona website and the human-rights project Zona Prava on Russia's blacklist of critical media organisations.
Ban on National Bolshevik Party was 'a human rights violation'
Fifteen years after the case was first lodged, during which the founder died, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled Russian courts had not had a strong enough case to ban radical anti-Putin group the National Bolshevik Party.
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Putin approves €170 bonus for police and military ahead of election
Critics say the move is designed to encourage the military to vote for Putin's ruling United Russia party ahead of next month's parliamentary election.
Russia blocks nearly 50 websites linked to Alexei Navalny
Russian authorities have restricted access to the website of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and dozens of other sites run by his close allies.
Alexei Navalny's foundation expected to be outlawed by Russian court
The designation would bar any close Navalny ally from running for public office.
Russian opposition activist sent to jail amid crackdown
a court ordered Andrei Pivovarov, the head of the Open Russia movement that has just disbanded itself, to be held for two months pending an investigation, rejecting the defence’s appeal against his arrest.
Russian authorities ramp up pressure on opposition ahead of elections
Andrei Pivovarov, the head of the Open Russia movement that dissolved itself last week, was pulled off a plane at St. Petersburg's airport late Monday and was to be taken to Krasnodar in southern Russia.
Kremlin critic Navalny urges court to halt 'torture' checks in prison
“I just want them to stop coming to me and waking me up at nighttime,” jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny told a judge on Monday.
Russian court orders Alexei Navalny's foundation to suspend activities
Earlier this month, the Moscow prosecutor's office had asked the court to declare FBK as an extremist group and its staff as extremists.
Navalny hails rallies as doctors urge him to end hunger strike
Imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said he felt "pride and hope" after learning about the mass protests held across Russia on Wednesday.