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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.
Anger after Russia removes Polish flag from WWII memorial in Katyn
"There can be no Polish flag on Russian monuments, and even less so after the frankly anti-Russian statements by Polish politicians."
Fears of Russian debt default for first time since 1917 revolution
Moscow has reportedly missed a Sunday night deadline to pay interest payments, further alienating the country from the global financial system.
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Thousands of people gathered along the Neva River in St Petersburg on Friday night to witness the traditional 'Scarlet Sails' festival.
Inside Kaliningrad, Russia's exclave at the centre of EU sanctions row
The exclave used to be part of Germany called Köningsburg but was ceded to the Soviets after World War II.
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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.
Are Moscow Fashion Week designers being impacted by the sanctions?
Models and designers have been converging on the Russian capital for Moscow Fashion Week. But how have they been impacted by the wide-ranging sanctions placed on Russia?
Kaliningrad row: 'It’s nothing to do with a blockade'
Lithuania says it will impose EU sanctions on the Russian Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, a move strongly criticised by the Kremlin.
Germany fuelling 'Russophobic hysteria' over Ukraine war, says Moscow
The claim comes as Russia marked the anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.
Candles lit as St Petersburg remembers WW2 invasion
STORYLINE: Some 150 volunteers arranged 50-thousand candles in St Petersburg early on Wednesday to commemorate the 81st anniversary of Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union.
Moscow renames US embassy street after Donetsk separatists
The move forces the US embassy to refer to the Donetsk People's Republic, which Washington does not recognise as an independent state.
Moscow politician who opposed war in Ukraine has detention extended
Municipal councillor Alexei Gorinov has been in jail since April, accused of discrediting the country’s military after speaking out against Russia’s invasion.
Don't negotiate with 'bandit' Putin, warns ex-oligarch
Mikhail Khodorkovsky told Euronews the Ukraine war will end on the battlefield because "there is no alternative."
Anger as Lithuania bans transit of goods to Russia exclave Kaliningrad
“This decision, indeed unprecedented, is a violation of everything and then some," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Russian journalist sells Nobel Prize for Ukrainian children
Dmitry Muratov was awarded the gold medal in October 2021, and helped found the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. The proceeds will go directly to UNICEF.
Putin slams 'reckless, insane' sanctions and denies stoking inflation
The Russian president says his country is 'not responsible for global inflation', and the war in Ukraine gives the West an excuse to blame all its problems on Russia.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny moved to maximum-security prison
The Russian opposition leader had been jailed near Moscow since February 2021.
Watch: Protester disrupts launch of rebranded McDonald's in Moscow
"Bring back Big Mac," shouted the protester.
'Tasty, full stop': Former McDonald's restaurants reopen in Moscow
The restaurants were sold to a Russian owner and have relaunched on Sunday after McDonald's withdrew over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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Russian author vows he won't be silenced over Ukraine war opposition
"Regardless of what I am accused of, I am ready to fully repeat these words: 'I demand an immediate cessation of hostilities in Ukraine and the withdrawal of Russian troops from it'."
Putin makes Peter the Great comparison over 'taking back Russian land'
It came as Putin was marking 350 years since the birth of Peter the Great.
Britons sentenced to death for fighting with Ukraine's army
Two British men and one Moroccan were found guilty of mercenary activities and terrorism.
Navalny loses appeal over being labelled an extremist and a terrorist
Navalny, Russia's highest profile critic of Vladimir Putin, was given a nine-year jail sentence earlier this year.
'Scandalous': Russia slams Serbia's neighbours as Lavrov visit blocked
Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Montenegro closed their airspace, preventing Russia's foreign minister from visiting Serbia.
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.
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The permafrost region contains three times as much carbon as all living vegetation on Earth - with concerning consequences as it thaws.