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  Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (centre-left) and his brother Oleg  take part in a memorial march for Boris Nemtsov to mark the fourth anniversary of his murder, in Moscow. Photograph: EPA

Thousands of people gathered in Moscow on Sunday for the annual march to commemorate the slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov who was shot de(...)

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(...)

Zaur Dadayev, charged with masterminding and carrying out the assassination of politician Boris Nemtsov, is escorted by police officers during a hearing at the Moscow District Military Court. Photograph:  Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

A court in Moscow found five men guilty of involvement in the murder of Boris Nemtsov, a prominent Russian opposition leader, on Thursday at the end o(...)

People participate with a banner ‘Russia will be free’ during a memorial march for Boris Nemtsov to mark in Moscow on Saturday to mark the  first anniversary of his murder. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Saturday to honour Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader who was assassinated a year ago (...)

Boris Nemtsov speaking during a protest rally in Moscow in June 2011. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov/EPA

On the bridge in Moscow where Boris Nemtsov was assassinated aone year ago, a group of volunteers holds a constant vigil guarding both the memory of t(...)

Soldiers during exercises at the Kuzminsky military training ground near the Russian-Ukrainian border in the Rostov region. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Vladimir Putin has declared that all military deaths will be classified as state secrets not just in times of war but also in peace – a move that acti(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin shakes hands with the president of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev during a meeting in Saint Petersburg on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Vladimir Putin has reappeared in public after a mysterious 10-day absence that sparked frenzied speculation about the whereabouts of the Russian pres(...)

Policemen detain a supporter of opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny during a rally in the centre of Moscow on Tuesday evening. Photograph:  Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

The Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was arrested on Tuesday after breaking house arrest to join an opposition rally in Moscow, hours after a court ga(...)