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A supporter of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny puts up a flier promoting a boycott of the upcoming presidential election near the entrance to a block of flats in Moscow, Russia, earlier this month. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was briefly detained on Thursday and accused of organising illegal protests, weeks before a presidential ele(...)

The Moscow headquarters of Russia’s justice ministry, which published a list of nine media organisations designated foreign agents, including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Russia labelled nine US-funded media outlets as foreign agents on Tuesday in retaliation for similar US action targeting RT, the English-language Rus(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin pictured in December 2010 with Sistema Holdings owner Vladimir Yevtushenkov. Photograph: AP

A court in Moscow has rejected a bail application by Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the chairman of Russia’s vast Sistema investment group, and ordered the(...)