More than 20,000 Russians took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday (29 September) to demand the release of protesters jailed over the summer in what opponents of the Kremlin say is a campaign to stifle dissent.
Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow city assembly, final polling data cited by Russian news agencies showed on Monday (9 September), in an awkward setback for the Kremlin.
The EU denounced “disproportionate use of force against peaceful protesters” on Saturday (27 July), after Russian police arrested nearly 1,400 people as they gathered in Moscow at the weekend to demand free and fair elections, the biggest such crackdown in years.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday (15 November) that Russia’s repeated arrests and detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically-motivated and breached his human rights, a decision certain to displease the Kremlin.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Tuesday (13 November) he was prevented from flying out of Moscow for a European court ruling on whether his recent detentions have been politically motivated.
A funeral wreath, a severed ram's head and threatening notes were sent to the Novaya Gazeta's Moscow office this week in what the newspaper said in an editorial statement were the latest threats against its journalists.
Vladimir Putin’s popularity, 18 years after his accession to power, leaves no doubt about the outcome of the election in Russia taking place on 18 March. His popularity has been built on the systematic erosion of his opponents' credibility. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Police detained more than 200 opposition activists on Saturday (7 October) for taking part in a wave of anti-Kremlin protests across Russia in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, ahead of a presidential election in March, a monitoring g...
Authorities detained Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and more than 1,000 of his supporters yesterday (12 June), as they mounted demonstrations across the nation against government corruption, coinciding with the National day.