Russian human rights activist Lev Ponomaryov (centre) taking part in the “For Our and Your Children” rally in Moscow on October 28th. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

International rights groups are piling pressure on Russia to release a 77-year-old human rights activist sentenced to 25 days in jail for breaking the(...)

Mourners place flowers  at the grave of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov at Troyekurovskoye Cemetery after his funeral on March 3rd, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images

Slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was laid to rest in a Moscow cemetery on Tuesday after an emotional funeral ceremony where thousands(...)