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 (...)

Vladimir Putin: he has denounced “structures financed from abroad and serving foreign interests”.  Photograph: Aleksey Nikolsky

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