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Memorials to more than 6,600 people killed by the Soviet security services from 1937-41 at Kommunarka in southern Moscow. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Genrikh Yagoda surely enjoyed the perks of being a senior secret policeman under Josef Stalin, including the large wooden dacha that was especially bu(...)

Communist Party activist and election monitor Natalya Koval wears a placard that denounces the ruling United Russia party, which reads ‘Crooks and thieves – we didn’t elect you’, at a protest in Moscow. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Thirty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union smashed its monopoly on power in Russia, today’s Communist Party is now being dragged – apparently(...)

Moscow State University maths professor Mikhail Lobanov addresses the crowd at Thursday night’s protest against allegedly rigged online voting in last weekend’s Russian parliamentary elections. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Muscovites, like people in every European capital, now manage much of their lives through their phones, using a data network that is as quick and che(...)

Valery Rashkin,  first secretary of the Russian Communist Party in Moscow, speaks to supporters at a rally in the city’s Pushkin Square on Monday night. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Cold autumn rain gleamed on the shoulders of Alexander Pushkin as a crowd gathered around the poet’s statue on the Moscow square that bears his name. (...)

Members of the local election commission count ballots at a polling station in Podolsk outside Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Russia’s ruling United Russia party is on course to secure a comfortable victory in a three-day parliamentary election despite losing some ground to i(...)

Graphic: Paul Scott

Over the next 10 weeks, Inside Russia will bring reports and features from across the biggest country in the world, travelling through its 11 time zon(...)

South Sudanese children gather in a refugee camp:  migration pacts may be among the big flashpoints in geopolitics to come. Photograph:  Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

Most predictions about the future of technology age badly, but even the least prescient of them can tell us a great deal about the present. If a singl(...)

“Do you understand that the best age for e-sports players is in their teens?” said one comment on China’s Twitter-like Weibo. Photograph: iStock

Young Chinese gamers took to social media to express their outrage at new rules that limit their gaming time to just three hours per week, while inves(...)

 A man uses his phone next to a  picture of Chinese president Xi Jinping on a street in Shanghai, China. Xi Jinping’s political ideology  will be integrated into the national curriculum from primary school up to university. Photograph:  EPA/Alex Plavevski

A campaign to make Chinese children as young as 10 study President Xi Jinping’s political philosophy has been labelled by some parents as “disgusting”(...)

Supporters of Zhou Xiaoxuan, a feminist figure who rose to prominence during China’s MeToo movement, in Beijing. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty

A surge of public anger over a pair of high-profile sexual assault cases in China has revitalised efforts by the country’s struggling #MeToo movement (...)

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