An excavator demolishes a five-storey apartment block in Moscow. City authorities have initiated a plan to demolish low-rise housing. Photograph: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images

Kari Guggenberger had carved out a good life for herself and had taken no interest in politics until the Moscow city government unveiled plans to demo(...)

In this Russian emergency situations ministry photograph, made available on Sunday, ministry workers stand at the  lake in Russia’s northwestern region of Karelia where fourteen people, mostly children, have died after boats capsized in stormy weather.

Fourteen people, mostly children, have died after boats capsized in stormy weather during an outing on a lake in the Republic of Karelia in north-wes(...)

Russian police detain migrant workers during a raid at a vegetable warehouse complex in the Biryulyovo district of Moscow on Monday. Photograph: Ivan Stolpnikov/Reuters

Russian officials are calling for calm after simmering tension between Muscovites and migrant workers from the Caucasus and central Asia exploded i(...)

Supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrive in their droves for a protest rally in Moscow yesterday. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Moscow’s chief prosecutor’s office has warned opposition leader Alexei Navalny that he could face legal action because of an assertion on the internet(...)

Participants hold placards and celebrate during a rally for supporters of current Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin after voting in a mayoral election in Moscow on September 8th, 2013. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

An ally of president Vladimir Putin won Moscow’s mayoral election on Sunday, nearly complete results showed, but opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s un(...)

Alexei Navalny, a candidate for mayor of Moscow, arrives for a news conference at his campaign offices in Moscow. Navalny, an anti-corruption activist, through his campaign for mayor, has exposed disarray in President Vladimir Putin’s carefully constructed political system. Photograph:  James Hill/The New York Times

Alexei Navalny, the main anti-government candidate for mayor of Moscow, held what he described as a “grandiose rally and concert” on Andrei Sakharov P(...)

Gorky Park: Large inflated cushions are dotted around the place for tired citizens to plop down on and relax after a strenuous afternoon at the new beach volleyball arena. Photograph: Séamus Martin

Moscow celebrates its 866th anniversary tomorrow and goes to the polls on Sunday to elect a mayor to run the biggest, brashest, most in-your- face cit(...)

As Moscow’s acting mayor, Sergei Sobyanin has curtailed the city’s building boom, made improvements to its infrastructure and is perceived to be free of the corrupt practices that have bedevilled Russian society. Photograph: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

After the presidency it’s possibly the most powerful job in Russia. The campaign for mayor of Moscow was in full swing until late on Saturday evening (...)

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny addresses supporters and journalists after arriving from Kirov at a railway station in Moscow today. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny told cheering supporters he wants to contest and win an election to become Moscow mayor after being freed on (...)

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