Ivan Golunov: a 36-year-old journalist known for exposing corruption among Moscow city officials was released after public outcry. Photograph: Evgeny Feldman/meduza.io via AP

Russia dropped all charges on Tuesday against an investigative journalist accused of drug dealing after a public outcry over what appears to have been(...)

Croatia fans ahead of the World Cup semi-final football match against England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Fifa wants to crack down on broadcasters picking out “hot women” in the crowd at games as part of its efforts to tackle sexism in football. Pre-tourn(...)

Supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny shout slogans during a rally calling for a boycott of March 18th presidential elections. Photograph: AFP

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released from police custody late on Sunday after a brief appearance at a rally in Moscow calling for the(...)

Residents of St Petersburg protest outside St Isaac’s Cathedral against a decision to transfer use of the Unesco world heritage site from the state to the Russian Orthodox Church. Photograph: Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

Under the watch of Russian police, a group of activists knelt on the icy paving stones outside St Isaac’s Cathedral in St Petersburg to recite article(...)

A Russian police officer stands at the site where a woman suspected of murdering a young child was arrested on Monday.  Russian investigators said they had arrested a nanny and charged her with murdering a young child in her care. Photograph: Reuters

Russian police arrested a woman on suspicion of murder after she was found brandishing the severed head of a child outside a Moscow metro station on M(...)