Ilya Yashin

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 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 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(...)

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(...)

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny  speaking to a crowd during a political protest in Moscow last Saturday. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/AP

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested on Wednesday as law enforcers battled to contain a wave of protests over a forthcoming local ele(...)

White Counter calculated 22,500 people joined Saturday’s rally on Moscow’s Sakharov Prospekt, making it the biggest protest in the city since 2012. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky

More than 20,000 protesters gathered in Moscow on Saturday to demand free and fair elections in one of the biggest anti-government rallies in the Russ(...)

Russian opposition activist Lyubov Sobol (C) attends a rally in support of opposition candidates in the Moscow City Duma elections, in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Russian opposition activists will lead a demonstration in Moscow on Saturday to protest at their exclusion from an election for the city legislature p(...)

Russian opposition figure Ilya Yashin addresses supporters at  a rally to protest against alleged violations ahead of elections to Moscow  Duma. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

On a rainy Moscow evening last week Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin was addressing an enthusiastic crowd outside the Krasnoselsky district e(...)

  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(...)

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