Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny addresses supporters and journalists after arriving from Kirov at a railway station in Moscow today. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny told cheering supporters he wants to contest and win an election to become Moscow mayor after being freed on (...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (centre) talks to the media, with his wife Yulia  standing nearby, outside a court building in Kirov. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russia temporarily freed Alexei Navalny today, bending to the will of protesters who denounced the opposition leader’s five-year jail sentence as a cr(...)

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny (centre) stands yesterday inside a courtroom in Kirov where he was sentenced to five years in jail for theft. Photograph: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin

The European Union and United States have led sweeping condemnation of the jailing of Alexei Navalny, a Russian opposition leader and fierce critic of(...)

Alexei Navalny walks into the courtroom to attend a hearing in Kirov, today. He was convicted of stealing from a state timber company, a verdict that could prevent him challenging Vladimir Putin for the presidency. Prosecutors have asked the court to jail Navalny for six years, a term that would keep him in prison until after the next presidential election in 2018. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to five years in jail for theft today, an unexpectedly tough punishment which his supporters said (...)

President Barack Obama with his national security adviser Tom Donilon.

The US and Russia say they are determined to strengthen co-operation across a range of major issues, despite Washington’s shar(...)