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Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is facing a further 15 years in jail
The most prominent critic of Vladimir Putin wrote on Instagram this week that the fresh charges against him include "inciting illegal protests" and creating an "extremist group".
Watch: Victory Day military parade as Putin accuses West over Ukraine
Critics accused the Russian leader of turning history on its head in his speech, by comparing today's action in Ukraine to that of Soviet forces in repelling Hitler.
Moscow fine-tunes Victory Day parade in midst of Ukraine invasion
Russia's military has been busy rehearsing for the country's annual Victory Day Parade on Monday as the war in Ukraine continues.
Vladimir Putin holds talks with Antonio Guterres
Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow.
Dozens detained in Russia for protesting "military operation" in Ukraine
Russia detains more than 250 people for protesting its "military operations" in Ukraine, as the conflict continues for a third week.
Iggy Pop 'stands with Ukraine' as acts pull out of Moscow's Park Live
It's a far cry from the antics of 1989...
'The right thing to do': McDonald's closes all restaurants in Russia
“Our values mean we cannot ignore the needless human suffering unfolding in Ukraine,” the company's president and CEO said.
Dancers resign from Russian Bolshoi ballet over Ukraine
The pair, who are Italian and Brazilian nationals, cite the war in Ukraine as they exit the Russian cultural institution.
Police detain over 1,400 people across Russia amid calls to gather for peace demos
More than a thousand were detained at anti-war protests in 29 cities across Russia, OVD-INFO monitoring group claims.
What do Russians think of Putin's invasion of Ukraine?
We hit the streets of Moscow to find out what Russians made of the invasion of neighbouring Ukraine.
COVID-19: Russia's capital Moscow braces for Omicron 'storm'
Health authorities warn Moscow will be the first to face the Omicron "storm" forecasted between late January amd early February.
Tchaikovsky’s iconic Nutcracker ballet delights audiences in Moscow
Because of COVID, the Bolshoi Theatre limited audience capacity to 70%, but those in the house seemed to love what they saw.
Putin set to talk with US amid desire to stop NATO expansion in Europe
Talks to de-escalate tensions are set to take place in Geneva next year.
Art trends 2022: The growing influence of independent art spaces
Often generously funded, these independent visual art spaces will continue to grow in importance throughout Europe.
Christmas trees from around the world light up Moscow festival
People in Moscow are being treated to a spectacular display of Christmas trees themed on cities from around the world, an attempt to cheer up Russians as the COVID pandemic continues to restrict travel this holiday season.
Divine Grace: Rhythmic gymnastics gets more spectacular contests under new tournament format
A new tournament is underway in Moscow that it’s hoped will promote a more spectacular style of rhythmic gymnastics. The experimental rhythmic gymnastics international tournament has been entitled “Divine Grace” and is the brainchild of Olympic champion Alina Kabaeva.
Russian teenager detonates explosive device outside Orthodox school
Several people -- including the suspected bomber -- were wounded in the blast near the Russian capital.
Two people killed after gunman opens fire at Moscow government centre
Russian authorities said a 45-year-old suspect had been arrested following the deadly shooting.
Traditional skating in Moscow while the Bidens unveil the White House Christmas decorations
The famous skating rink and Christmas fair traditionally opened on the Red Square as the main sign of the upcoming New Year and Christmas. The theme 'Gift from the Heart,' has been selected by the Bidens for their first Christmas at the White House.
Moscow for everyone: Here's how to enjoy the Russian capital whatever your passion
Flanked by the imposing buildings of the Kremlin, the stepped granite blocks of Lenin’s Mausoleum and the fanciful onion domes of St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow's Red Square is nothing short of legendary, but only a taste of what the Russian capital has to offer.
Operalia's rising stars take the Bolshoi by storm
Musica meets the rising stars of opera at 28th edition of Operalia, held this year for the first time at Moscow's iconic Bolshoi theatre.
Russia shutting NATO mission 'not a major setback', expert says
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that NATO’s military liaison and information offices in Moscow would be closed in November, following the alliance's decision to expel 8 Russian diplomats.
Moscow's Pushkin museum goes back to basics for bold new exhibition
It defies the setups of traditional European galleries in favour of low hanging, separated paintings, bathed in brightness.
Russia to suspend its mission to NATO over expelled envoys
Sergey Lavrov said that the move is in response to last week's expulsion of eight members of Russia's mission to NATO.
Moscow metro riders will be able to use just their face to pay fares
The facial recognition-based payment system will be able to use on all 14 lines of the metro from October 15.
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Autumn is a great time of year to discover Moscow’s charm. The ancient city offers a wide choice of venues and cultural highlights where you can discover new trends and be inspired by tradition.