Dmitry Gudkov

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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(...)

More than 1,200 marched through central Moscow on Wednesday  to protest against the handling of Ivan Golunov’s case. Photograph: EPA/Yuri Kochetkov

Police in Moscow cracked down on a demonstration against the framing of Russian investigative journalist Ivan Golunov on Wednesday, arresting hundreds(...)

Russian-made Superjet-100 at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow following its crash and fire. Photograph: AFP Photo/City News Agency Moscow

Russia is facing pressure to ground its Superjet-100 fleet after one of the passenger planes exploded in flames during an emergency landing at a Mosco(...)

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny  and his wife Yulia attend an opposition march in central Moscow on Sunday in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

With just over two weeks to go until the presidential election, Russian opposition leaders are more divided than ever on how best to challenge Vladimi(...)

Vladimir Putin with  Sergei Sobyanin: Over 90 per cent of the seats at Moscow’s local councils are held by the pro-Kremlin United Russia party, providing a bedrock of political support for city mayor Sobyanin. Photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Muscovites like to escape the Russian capital on summer weekends and relax in the countryside or tend their vegetable plots. But there’s been no time (...)