Lyubov Sobol

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Members of Russian police special forces block a street during an opposition unauthorised rally in Moscow. Police have detained over 2,000 people at rallies since mid-July. Photograph:  Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images

A Russian court on Tuesday jailed two men for up to three years after convicting them of using violence against police at a political protest, the lon(...)

Protesters  demonstrate  after mass police detentions in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov

Prominent Russian artists and journalists were among a crowd that gathered outside a Moscow court on Thursday to support a student accused of stirring(...)

People attend a rally on Saturday to demand authorities allow opposition candidates to run in the upcoming local election in Moscow. Photograph: Reuters

Tens of thousands of people have rallied in central Moscow for the third consecutive weekend to protest against the exclusion of opposition and indepe(...)

Police officers detain opposition politician, would-be candidate Lyubov Sobol  in  Moscow. Photograph:  Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images

Protesters once again took to the streets of Moscow on Saturday, decrying the exclusion of some independent and opposition candidates for upcoming cit(...)

A protestor holds a placard reading ‘Here we choose!’ at a rally in Moscow last Saturday calling for free and fair elections. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Russian pro-democracy activists have called for fresh protests in Moscow on Saturday, raising the stakes in a battle with the authorities for free and(...)

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(...)