Relatives and friends of those detained during recent rallies in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny bring food and clothing to a detention centre on the outskirts of Moscow on Thursday. Photograph: Nikolay Korzhov/AFP via Getty Images

The Kremlin has denied launching a wave of repression against protesters and journalists during rallies in support of jailed Russian opposition leader(...)

Teenagers mourn victims of the gun and nail-bomb attack at a vocational school in Kerch, Crimea. Photograph: Stringer/EPA

Russian president Vladimir Putin has blamed globalisation and the internet for a mass shooting that killed 21 people at a college in Crimea, as his se(...)

A protest rally in Moscow against a court decision to block the Telegram messenger service because it violated Russian regulations, on Monday. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

With less than a week to go until Vladimir Putin is sworn in for a fourth term as Russia’s leader, the Kremlin wants to avoid a repeat of the massive (...)