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A VkusVill shop in Moscow. The supermarket chain has withdrawnn ad featuring a lesbian couple and apologised for hurting the feelings of those offended by it. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin\Tass via Getty Images

When Russian supermarket chain VkusVill published an advertisement online last week featuring a lesbian couple, advocates heralded it as a big step fo(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny  in a glass cell during a court hearing at the Babushkinsky district court in Moscow today. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty

A Moscow court has ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to pay a fine in a defamation case. The ruling came hours after another judge rej(...)

A Russian medical worker administering a shot of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine to an elderly man in Moscow. Photograph: Sergey Kiselev/Moscow News Agency photo via AP

Russia has vaccinated more than one million people against Covid-19, the head of the country’s main vaccine developer said, as the country recorded it(...)

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny: Fell ill on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia on August 20th. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Angela Merkel has demanded an explanation from the Kremlin after stating that Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition activist, was poisoned with the c(...)

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Oil rose above $34 a barrel following a prediction from Russia that the market may rebalance as early as next month after historic output cuts from gl(...)

Army officers remove the bench last March where Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found, in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

Russian officials reacted with outrage and markets slumped on Thursday morning following the announcement of tough new US sanctions over Russia’s alle(...)

Relatives of Maria Agarkova (10), one of the victims of the shopping centre blaze, weep over her coffin. Sergei Gavrilenko/AP

Funerals began in Russia on Wednesday for the 64 people, most of them children, whose deaths in a fire at a Siberian shopping mall have roused public (...)

Police officers and medics bring a victim of a shooting to an ambulance at a court in Krasnogorsk, 30km west of Moscow, early on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: Andrey Nikerichev/Moscow News Agency via AP

Russian police killed three men in a shoot-out at a courthouse near Moscow on Tuesday where a group of alleged gang members were being tried for murde(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin with his spokesman Dmitri Peskov (left) and foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (rear) at the recent G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/New York Times

Russia stepped up its war of words against the US this week after politicians in Washington moved to tighten sanctions to punish Moscow for allegedly (...)

In Russia Garry Kasparov, former world champion turned vocal opponent of Vladimir Putin, tweeted simply: ‘Winter is here.’ Photograph: Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images

Around the world some far-right and rightwing nationalist leaders have been reacting with glee to Donald Trump’s election as US president, while other(...)

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