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Police block protesters during a rally in St Petersburg on August 1st in support of  the deposed  Khabarovsk  governor Sergei Furgal. Photograph: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

Vladimir Putin had been reassured that the regional election in September 2018 would be nothing to worry about. Putin’s man would retain the governors(...)

A protest movement that is rattling Russian authorities shows no sign of abating. Quite the opposite: some 50,000 people took to the streets of Moscow(...)

Police officers detain opposition politician, would-be candidate Lyubov Sobol  in  Moscow. Photograph:  Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Protesters once again took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday, decrying the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates for upcoming cit(...)

White Counter calculated 22,500 people joined Saturday’s rally on Moscow’s Sakharov Prospekt, making it the biggest protest in the city since 2012. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky

More than 20,000 protesters gathered in Moscow on Saturday to demand free and fair elections in one of the biggest anti-government rallies in the Russ(...)

Supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny shout slogans during a rally calling for a boycott of March 18th presidential elections. Photograph: AFP

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released from police custody late on Sunday after a brief appearance at a rally in Moscow calling for the(...)

Russian police  detain a supporter of opposition leader Alexei Navalny during an unauthorised rally in Saint Petersburg on October 7th, 2017. Photograph: AFP

Police detained more than 200 opposition activists on Saturday for taking part in a wave of anti-Kremlin protests across Russia in support of jailed o(...)