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A voter votes at home during Moscow municipal elections on Sunday. A watchdog said the  campaign had been conducted with “lawlessness”. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russia’s ruling party was set to lose political control of the city where opposition leader Alexei Navalny was suspected of being poisoned last month,(...)

A road sign in Moscow, Russia. File  photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Corruption in Russia sometimes amounts to highway robbery, literally. A senior prison official has been accused of stealing the path from a 48km st(...)