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 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny  is already serving jail time for parole violations he says were trumped up to thwart his political ambitions. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images

Russia sharply escalated a campaign against jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Tuesday, opening a new criminal case that could allow the authorit(...)

People at a pro-Navalny rally in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Police rounded up more than 1,700 protesters on Wednesday as Russians in dozens of cities took part in rallies organised by allies of hunger-striking (...)

Opposition supporters attend a rally in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny in Moscow on Thursday evening. Photograph:  Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

Russian president Vladimir Putin has warned the West not to cross his country’s “red line”, as thousands of people protested against his 21-year rule (...)

Supporters of detained Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny stage a demonstration outside Downing Street in London on April 13th. File photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Russia’s prison authority said on Monday it had decided to transfer hunger-striking Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to a hospital for prisoners. The pr(...)

Registration of attendees at the congress of the New People party in Moscow in August 2020. Photograph:  Sergei Karpukhin\TASS via Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin has made it clear that he doesn’t tolerate dissent, but one new opposition party has flourished. And that party, curi(...)

Oleg Navalny, brother of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, inside a defendant dock at the Tverskoi district court. Photograph: Handout/Press service of Tverskoy District Court of Moscow/AFP via Getty

Several close allies of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny have been put under house arrest, as police warned people not to join a second round (...)

 Alexei Navalny: Several times each year, he and his team would drop a blockbuster investigation. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/AP

The Russian opposition leader had irritated some of Russia’s most powerful men with his slick YouTube investigations into the industrial-scale corrupt(...)

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(...)

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