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Elizaveta Kiseleva (9): her body was found in an abandoned garage in Saratov on Thursday evening, the day after she disappeared on her way to school.

Police in the southern Russian city of Saratov used pepper spray to disperse hundreds of protesters demanding that the suspected killer of a local sch(...)

White Counter calculated 22,500 people joined Saturday’s rally on Moscow’s Sakharov Prospekt, making it the biggest protest in the city since 2012. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky

More than 20,000 protesters gathered in Moscow on Saturday to demand free and fair elections in one of the biggest anti-government rallies in the Russ(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin: his approval ratings have slumped to a four-year low. Photograph: AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

Police detained almost 300 people across Russia during protests against government plans to raise the national retirement age that have resulted in Vl(...)

 Russian communists take part in protest rally against a government proposed pension reform plan in Moscow on Sunday. Photograph: Maixm Shipenkov/EPA

Thousands of people across Russia joined protests on Sunday against government plans to raise the pension age, despite recent promises by president Vl(...)

Russian opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov (centre) and supporters of  Boris Nemtsov  during Sunday’s  memorial march in Moscow. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of people marched though Moscow on Sunday in memory of Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader, who was shot dead in a daring contract (...)

Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko performing in Ivan the Terrible at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow last November. He has confessed to organising an attack on Sergei Filin, artistic director at the Bolshoi. Photograph: Anton Tarasov/Reuters

When Sergei Filin had sulphuric acid thrown in his face by a masked attacker outside his Moscow apartment on January 17th, there was just one o(...)

Moscow police say they are certain that a leading dancer at the Bolshoi ballet was involved in an acid attack that nearly blin(...)