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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...

From Pirates to Hooligans: Greenpeace Joins a Distinguished Club

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

"Hooliganism" is a leftover from Soviet jurisprudence; it's a criminal code article used to classify an extremely wide and ambiguously defined set of disruptive behaviors. What we need is clarity, and -- in the absence of rule of law and pervasive "legal nihilism" -- only Vladimir Putin can provide that.

Preparing for a Less Stable Russia

William Courtney | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
William Courtney

The Snowden affair has thrown Russia into the limelight, but longer-term issues deserve more attention -- the country's swerve toward authoritarian rule and diminishing political stability.

Eline Gordts

PHOTOS: Amazing Images Shed Light On Corruption In Russia | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.19.2013 | World

For photographer Misha Friedman, all great stories start with a question. Friedman's newest series, called Photo51: Is Corruption in Russia's DNA?,...

Russia: Nigeria With Nukes

John Feffer | Posted 03.04.2012 | World
John Feffer

The backlash happening today in Moscow is a combination of the tea party movement and Occupy Wall Street. Anarchists stand side-by-side with great-power nationalists; libertarians and old-style communists protest in rough unison.

Russia: Fifth Of Defense Budget Stolen Due To Corruption

Posted 07.24.2011 | World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A fifth of Russia's state defence spending is stolen every year by corrupt officials, dishonest generals and crooked contractors, R...

Medvedev: Anti-Corruption Drive Failed So Far

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was quoted as saying on Tuesday his high-profile drive to cut corruption had so far failed....