Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor of online news site Rappler and Novaya Gazeta editor Dmitry Muratov. Photographs: Alexander Zemlianichenko and Jerome Favre/EPA and AP

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, who braved the wrath of the leaders of the Philippines and Russia to expose corruption and misrule, won t(...)

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

What substance it was that caused Russian dissident and corruption investigator Alexander Navalny’s collapse on Thursday remains unclear. But deliber(...)

Zhanna Nemtsova, daughter of Boris Nemtsov, and Prague’s mayor Zdenek Hrib during the official event of renaming the square where the Russian embassy is placed after the murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the 5th anniversary of his assassination on February 27th, 2020. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty

Prague has named a square beside its Russian embassy after Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov five years after he was shot dead, as the European Union and U(...)

Prague mayor Zdenek Hrib (left) hanging the Tibetan flag on city hall in March 2019. Beijing has cancelled tours by Prague orchestras and scrapped a co-operation deal with Prague due to Hrib’s support for Tibet and Taiwan. Photograph courtesy of Prague city hall

The mayor of Prague plans to rename the square outside its Russian embassy in honour of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, in a move that may irk(...)

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the Pussy Riot protest group, has been taken from Russia to Germany for treatement for suspected poisoning. File photograph: Jean Christophe Bott/EPA.

A Pussy Riot member lost his sight, hearing and ability to walk in a suspected poisoning last week but has been doing better since he arrived in Berl(...)

Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov poses for a photo with Egypt national and Liverpool star striker Mohamed Salah in Grozny, Russia during the 2018 World Cup. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of Chechnya, has ordered an official crackdown on human rights groups in the North Caucasus Russian republic, accusing t(...)

People lay flowers at the spot where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered near the Kremlin on Grand Moskvorestsky bridge in Moscow. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

A mound of rain-drenched flowers still marks the place on the bridge near the Kremlin where Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader, was shot dea(...)

European Parliament president Martin Schulz has denounced the “repeated and arbitrary” denial of admission into Russia of Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete. Photograph: Emanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Tucked away on the ground floor of the labyrinthine European Parliament building in Brussels is the Anna Politkovskaya room. The parliament’s main pre(...)

People carry Russian national flags during a march in Moscow in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on Friday close to the Kremlin. Photograph: Dmitry Lovetsky/AP

It would take nerves of steel to conduct a Mafia style killing on the bridge near the heavily guarded Moscow Kremlin where a gunman shot dead Boris Ne(...)

Defendants in the murder trial of Russian journalist and human rights activist Anna Politkovskaya, Lom-Ali Gaitukayev (left) and Rustam Makhmoudov (right) attend a court hearing in Moscow today. A Moscow court has sentenced the two men to life in prison for killing Anna Politkovskaya, an investigative journalist whose murder in 2006 raised international alarm over the risks faced by Kremlin critics in Russia, Interfax reported. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Five men received long jail terms today for the killing of prominent Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya after a trial that did not reveal who had mast(...)

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