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Valery Rashkin,  first secretary of the Russian Communist Party in Moscow, speaks to supporters at a rally in the city’s Pushkin Square on Monday night. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Cold autumn rain gleamed on the shoulders of Alexander Pushkin as a crowd gathered around the poet’s statue on the Moscow square that bears his name. (...)

Members of the local election commission count ballots at a polling station in Podolsk outside Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russia’s ruling United Russia party is on course to secure a comfortable victory in a three-day parliamentary election despite losing some ground to i(...)

Graphic: Paul Scott

Over the next 10 weeks, Inside Russia will bring reports and features from across the biggest country in the world, travelling through its 11 time zon(...)

South Sudanese children gather in a refugee camp:  migration pacts may be among the big flashpoints in geopolitics to come. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

Most predictions about the future of technology age badly, but even the least prescient of them can tell us a great deal about the present. If a singl(...)

“Do you understand that the best age for e-sports players is in their teens?” said one comment on China’s Twitter-like Weibo. Photograph: iStock

Young Chinese gamers took to social media to express their outrage at new rules that limit their gaming time to just three hours per week, while inves(...)

 A man uses his phone next to a  picture of Chinese president Xi Jinping on a street in Shanghai, China. Xi Jinping’s political ideology  will be integrated into the national curriculum from primary school up to university. Photograph:  EPA/Alex Plavevski

A campaign to make Chinese children as young as 10 study President Xi Jinping’s political philosophy has been labelled by some parents as “disgusting”(...)

Supporters of Zhou Xiaoxuan, a feminist figure who rose to prominence during China’s MeToo movement, in Beijing. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty

A surge of public anger over a pair of high-profile sexual assault cases in China has revitalised efforts by the country’s struggling #MeToo movement (...)

Teachers grading  papers for the gaokao college entrance exam at Nanjing University in  Jiangsu Province,  China. Photograph:   Yang Suping/VCG via Getty Images

The additional lessons Wang Gang bought to help his only child prepare for China’s rigorous university exam, or gaokao, were not cheap. In addition to(...)

A shopping district in Wuhan on January 23rd last, the first anniversary of the city’s lockdown in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

A fast-spreading outbreak of the Delta coronavirus variant in China has caused rare infections among the country’s vaccinated individuals, spurring au(...)

People attend a pro-government rally in Havana, Cuba, on Sunday. Anti-government protests have taken place over food shortages, high prices and other grievances. Photograph: EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa

One person has died during demonstrations in Cuba over food shortages, high prices and other grievances against the government. The interior ministry(...)

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