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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 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.
Three lookalikes with same name are on this election ballot in Russia
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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.
Hunger-striking Navalny describes threats to force-feed him
Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says officials have threatened to force-feed him and end the hunger he started on March 31.
Putin signs law allowing him two more terms as Russia's leader
The Russian president, who has been in power for longer than any other Kremlin leader since Josef Stalin, could hold on to his job until 2036.
Alexei Navalny health 'deteriorating' in jail, lawyers say
"The rapid deterioration of his health condition raises our extreme concerns," they said.
Kremlin opponent Navalny says he's detained in 'concentration camp'
Navalny likened his detention conditions to "Orwell's 1984" in an Instagram post on Monday.
Russian police detain participants at opposition forum in Moscow
The detained included leading opposition figures, like Yulia Galyamina.
Russians mark sixth anniversary of opposition figure Nemtsov's killing
Nemtsov was an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his killing on February 27, 2015, was seen as a blow to forces opposing the country's longtime leader.
Navalny ally under investigation for 'threatening' FSB agent
Police raided the home of activist Lyubov Sobol on Christmas day after she knocked at the door of an alleged FSB agent who Alexei Navalny says took part in the plot to poison him.
If Kremlin had been behind Navalny poisoning, he'd be dead, says Putin
He made the claim during his annual marathon press conference on Thursday.