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The Backstory Behind The Massive Nationwide Protests In Russia

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.28.2017 | World

Tens of thousands of people in more than 90 cities across Russia rallied against government corruption on Sunday ― the largest nationwide protest of...

Outspoken Putin Critic Reportedly Found Guilty Of Embezzlement

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.08.2017 | World

MOSCOW, Feb 8 (Reuters) - A Russian judge on Wednesday said that opposition leader Alexei Navalny was guilty of embezzlement, Interfax news agency rep...

Press Freedom in Russia? Tune in to the Political Talk Shows to See for Yourself

Gilbert Doctorow | Posted 05.23.2017 | Politics
Gilbert Doctorow

I remember with a shudder an exchange I had with Elmar Brok on 5 March 2015 on The Network, a debate program of Euronews. Brok, a German, is the chair...

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Attacked And Beaten In Airport

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.17.2016 | World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and fellow anti-corruption activists were attacked, thrown to the ground and kicked by a g...

Kremlin Critic Navalny Released From Jail

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2015 | World

By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW, March 6 (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny walked out of a Moscow detention center on Friday and ...

Is Facebook a Threat to Putin?

Sergei Guriev | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Sergei Guriev

The impact of the Facebook-assisted mobilization should not be underestimated. Had the government not feared further popular unrest, Nalvany might be going to prison for the next decade, with his brother spending up to eight years there with him.

Kremlin Critic Navalny Cuts Monitor Tag, Won't Comply With House Arrest

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Monday he would no longer comply with the terms of his house arrest and had cut off ...

State Department Condemns Russian Court's Sentencing Of Kremlin Critic

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department strongly condemned a suspended sentence handed to Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and the jai...

Putin Foe Breaks House Arrest To Join Moscow Rally

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2014 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 30 (Reuters) - A Russian court gave Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a suspended sentence on Tuesday for embezzling money but jailed his brot...

Top Putin Foe Found Guilty Of Fraud

Reuters | Maria Tsvetkova | Posted 02.28.2015 | World

By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, Dec 30 (Reuters) - A Russian court gave Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a suspended sentence on Tuesday for ...

Have 'Magnitsky List' Sanctions Worked Against Russia?

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 06.03.2014 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

This week in her speech at the European Parliament, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (representing prisoners' rights group Zona Prava and formerly of Pussy Riot...

Putin Foe Placed Under House Arrest

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2014 | World

By Ian Bateson MOSCOW, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A Russian court placed opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest for at least two ...

Pussy Riot Says It Will Take the Fight Against Putin to Parliament

Andrey Tolokonnikov | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Andrey Tolokonnikov

Marat Gelman, a well-known Russian art figure, wrote that he would like to see, as president of Russia, not Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but Nadia Tolokonnikova.

Luke Johnson

Putin's Top Critic Takes On The Sochi Olympics | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

WASHINGTON -- The chief opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin has set his sights on a new target -- the Sochi Winter Olympics. In a wide-ran...

Prominent Putin Critic Served With New Theft Charges

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 29 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic said on Tuesday he had been served with new theft and money laundering c...

Putin Foe Navalny Freed But Still Under Kremlin's Thumb

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny on Thursday returned to Moscow a free man after a court in the northern Kirov region turned his five-year penal ...

Navalny Supporters Rally Against 'Rigged' Vote

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

By Gabriela Baczynska and Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Thousands of cheering supporters answered a call by Russian oppos...

Jessica Elgot

Pussy Riot Member Sounds Off On Russian Olympic Boycott | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

Freedom is only the first battle for Pussy Riot’s Yekaterina Samutsevich. The Russian punk pioneer, radical artist and gay rights campaigner is t...

Could This Man Be Key To Russia's Gay Rights Battle?

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Moscow mayoral candidate says bans are unconstitutional * Navalny faces jail but is seeking office in capital * Putin ...

Committed Citizens Make Up a Movement That Doesn't Depend on Navalny

Sasha de Vogel | Posted 09.22.2013 | World
Sasha de Vogel

Even if the protesters were not responsible for getting Navalny out of jail in Russia, they were part of an event that will likely have real significance for the opposition movement.

Russian Opposition Leader Asks Court To Throw Out Charges

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | World

By Gabriela Baczynska KIROV, Russia, April 24 (Reuters) - Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny urged a court on Wednesday to throw ou...

Russian Bloggers Expose Corruption, One Top Official at a Time

Oleg Kozlovsky | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Oleg Kozlovsky

While the fact that many officials routinely violate laws and accumulate illegal wealth is common knowledge in Russia, it was only after the anti-Putin (and inherently anti-corruption) protests erupted in December 2011 that people started actually doing something about it.

Luke Johnson

Putin Gets Strong Challenge From Opposition Leaders | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.15.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Thousands of people challenged the administration of President Vladimir Putin in a defiant, unsanctioned gathering amid temperatures that ho...

Meet Russia's Opposition Leaders

Posted 06.12.2012 | World

Thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of Moscow on Tuesday to rally against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Some of Russia's most impor...

Russia's Opposition Needs Some Grassroots Realism

Tomas Hirst | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Tomas Hirst

All of this has provided tangible rewards, albeit not the media-friendly variety that the opposition had become used to. Indeed it may well not be until the next parliamentary elections in 2015 that the benefits of a grassroots focus become apparent.