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A woman stands in front of a destroyed house  in the Nagorno-Karabakh region’s main city of Stepanakert on Thursday, during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

In Russia’s self-proclaimed sphere of influence, Russia is losing its influence. Concurrent crises in Belarus, Central Asia and the Caucasus region ha(...)

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny. A survey in June found Navalny was Russia’s second most ‘inspirational’ politician, after the president. File photograph: Pavel Golovkin/AP Photo

Alexei Navalny’s visit to Siberia last week went like most of the trips he has taken across the country to galvanise anger against Russian president V(...)

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(...)

For 20 years, Vladimir Putin has promised to give Russians stability at home and a sense of pride in seeing their country regain power and prestige ab(...)

People march in the eastern Russian city of Khaborovsk at the weekend in protest against the Kremlin’s dismissal of regional governor Sergei Furgal. Photograph:  Igor Volkov/AP

If Russian president Vladimir Putin was hoping for a political honeymoon after successfully rewriting the country’s constitution to potentially give h(...)

People carry a banner reading “Freedom for Furgal!”, during an unauthorised rally in support of Sergei Furgal in the city of Khabarovsk on Saturday. Photograph: Aleksandr Yanyshev/AFP

At least 10,000 people marched in the Russian far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday, demanding the release of a popular regional governor detaine(...)