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Russian opposition candidate Alexei Navalny: supporters says money-laundering allegations are  a reprisal for his political campaign. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov

Russian police on Thursday raided the homes and offices of hundreds of associates of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a sign that the crackdown tha(...)

 Russian opposition candidate Alexei Navalny: encouraged voters to pick candidates best able to defeat United Russia incumbents regardless of their political convictions. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov

Russia’s ruling United Russia party suffered significant losses at a Moscow city parliament election on Sunday in a setback for the Kremlin. The part(...)

Russian police officers prepare to block protesters during a rally in support of opposition candidates in the Moscow city duma elections. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

The Kremlin hopes the Moscow city parliament election taking place this Sunday will turn the page on the political turmoil of the past two months that(...)

Members of Russian police special forces block a street during an opposition unauthorised rally in Moscow. Police have detained over 2,000 people at rallies since mid-July. Photograph:  Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

A Russian court on Tuesday jailed two men for up to three years after convicting them of using violence against police at a political protest, the lon(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks free in Moscow: hopes outrage over the surge in official repressions will invigorate the  movement. Photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny warned the Kremlin to brace for more protests on Friday as he completed a 30-day prison sentence for breachin(...)

Law-enforcement officers detain a participant in a rally calling for opposition candidates to be registered for elections in Moscow. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Russian law enforcers have opened a new front in the Kremlin’s battle with Alexei Navalny on Saturday accusing the opposition leader’s anti-corruption(...)

Police officers detain opposition politician, would-be candidate Lyubov Sobol  in  Moscow. Photograph:  Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Protesters once again took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday, decrying the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates for upcoming cit(...)

Russian riot police detain a participant during an opposition protest  in Moscow on Saturday. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Russian opposition activists were calling on Sunday for fresh protests hours after a violent police crackdown on demonstrators demanding free and fair(...)

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been admitted to hospital after suffering a serious allergic attack while in detention, his spokeswoman s(...)

Protesters clash with police during a rally in the centre of Moscow. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/AP

Russian police have cracked down fiercely on demonstrators in central Moscow, arresting more than 1,000 people who were protesting against the exclusi(...)

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