Pussy Riot member  Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, surrounded by photographers, stands in front of a police line on Monday outside the Moscow court that jailed seven opposition activists for periods of up to four years. Tolokonnikova was taken into custody. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

A court in Moscow jailed has seven opposition activists  for their involvement in a 2012 protest that ended in violent clashes with law enforc(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (second right), his co-defendant Pyotr Ofitserov (left) and their lawyers smile after the announcement of the verdict at a       Kirov court yesterday.  Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

If the trial of Alexey Navalny was, as his supporters say, politically motivated, the Kremlin appears to have decided that Russia’s most charismatic o(...)

EU commissioner for enterprise and industry Antonio Tajani believes the EU can offer an excellent way for businesses to grow their links abroad. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

This year’s annual late spring-early summer exhibition at Brussels’s national gallery was devoted to Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. The father of a(...)

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reportedly met Russian diplomats yesterday morning and handed them a list of 15 countries to which he would like to apply for political asylum. Photograph: Reuters/Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras

Vladimir Putin has for the first time floated the idea of United States whistleblower Edward Snowden remaining in Russia, hours after the fugitive app(...)