A protest movement that is rattling Russian authorities shows no sign of abating. Quite the opposite: some 50,000 people took to the streets of Moscow(...)

Riot police officers detain a participant of an unsanctioned rally urging fair elections at Moscow’s Pushkinskaya Square on August 3rd, 2019. Photograph: Alexander Nemenov/AFP

As Russian law enforcers brace for yet another opposition rally in Moscow on Saturday afternoon, rights activists at OVD-Info will be waiting for the (...)

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 riot police detain a participant during an opposition protest  in Moscow on Saturday. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Russian opposition activists were calling on Sunday for fresh protests hours after a violent police crackdown on demonstrators demanding free and fair(...)

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny  speaking to a crowd during a political protest in Moscow last Saturday. Photograph: Pavel Golovkin/AP

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested on Wednesday as law enforcers battled to contain a wave of protests over a forthcoming local ele(...)

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(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin: his approval ratings have slumped to a four-year low. Photograph: AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

Police detained almost 300 people across Russia during protests against government plans to raise the national retirement age that have resulted in Vl(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin  speaks at a youth forum titled  Russia, Land of Opportunity,   in Moscow, on Thursday, ahead of the presidential election this weekend. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP

Vladimir Putin has made a late appeal to his people to participate in Sunday’s Russian presidential election and make their voices heard in selecting (...)

Vladimir Putin with  Sergei Sobyanin: Over 90 per cent of the seats at Moscow’s local councils are held by the pro-Kremlin United Russia party, providing a bedrock of political support for city mayor Sobyanin. Photograph: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

Muscovites like to escape the Russian capital on summer weekends and relax in the countryside or tend their vegetable plots. But there’s been no time (...)

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