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President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow, on Monday as the country recorded its biggest daily rise of 954 new cases. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

Russia’s government has warned regional leaders against overstepping their authority as it struggles to co-ordinate its response to the accelerating s(...)

Khalid Ibn al-Walid mosque: A Unesco world heritage site, the mosque has been restored with donations from Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov.  Photograph: Michael Jansen

Homs is a city of celebrations. Its residents have survived eight years of war and are determined to overcome deprivations imposed by the punitive pea(...)

Oyub Titiev, the head of human rights group Memorial in Chechnya, at his verdict hearing at a court  in Chechnya. Photograph: Said Tsarnayev/Reuters

A court in the Russian republic of Chechnya sentenced an award-winning human rights defender to four years in jail on Monday on narcotics charges that(...)

Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Russia’s Chechen Republic, reportedly said LGBT people in Chechnya should be removed ‘to cleanse our blood’. Photograph: Valery Sharifulin\/TASS via Getty Images

Two people have been killed and nearly 40 detained in a new crackdown on LGBT people in Russia’s Chechnya region, activists said in a report on Monday(...)

Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov poses for a photo with Egypt national and Liverpool star striker Mohamed Salah in Grozny, Russia during the 2018 World Cup. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

Ramzan Kadyrov, the president of Chechnya, has ordered an official crackdown on human rights groups in the North Caucasus Russian republic, accusing t(...)

 Adam Osmayev, an English-educated Chechen commander of a Ukrainian volunteer battalion, at its base in Lysychank, eastern Ukraine in 2015. He is in hospital recovering from the attack. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Kiev officials believe Moscow was behind a dramatic assassination attempt on a British-educated Chechen who has fought against Kremlin-backed militia (...)

The Pink Wolves candlelight vigil  in Melbourne, Australia,   in solidarity with gay and bisexual men being abducted and  tortured in Chechnya. Photograph: EPA/Joe Castro

The powerful speaker of the Chechen parliament personally oversaw the torture of gay men during a violent anti-gay purge in the Russian republic early(...)

Authorities in Chechnya plan to set up wedding vice squads to patrol nuptials in the region to ensure nobody gets drunk or performs inappropriate dance moves.  File photograph: Getty Images

Authorities in Chechnya plan to set up wedding vice squads to patrol nuptials in the region to ensure nobody gets drunk or performs inappropriate danc(...)

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(...)

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