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Putin Opponent Found Guilty In Libel Case

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 06.22.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow justice of the peace did not just fine Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny $8,400 on Tuesday for slandering a lawmaker, ...

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 t...

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 mo...

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 ...

Despite Suspended Sentence, Putin Foe Barred From Political Office

AP | ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV and LAURA MILLS | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

KIROV, Russia — KIROV, Russia (AP) — A Russian court on Wednesday suspended a five year prison sentence for a top opposition leader but upheld...

Moscow Opposition Candidate Contests Election Results

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Opposition activist Alexei Navalny dragged more than 50,000 pages of documents to a Moscow courthouse Thursday to file a lawsuit contes...

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 oppo...

Kremlin Ally Wins Moscow Mayoral Race

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday night defused anger over the Moscow mayoral election, telling a vast square of cheering supp...

Moscow Votes In Pivotal Mayoral Race

AP | LAURA MILLS and LYNN BERRY | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Opposition leader Alexei Navalny swept up far more votes than expected Sunday while finishing second in Moscow's mayoral election, a pi...

A Look At Moscow's Upcoming Election

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Moscow is preparing for its first mayoral election in a decade. Though an incumbent backed by Vladimir Putin is expected to win handily, the...

Navalny Shakes Up Moscow's Mayoral Race

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- A motley gaggle of hipsters, mothers with children and two babushkas with hair dyed bright red gather to listen to something they haven't he...

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 10.23.2013 | Gay 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.

Top Putin Critic Released On Bail


KIROV, Russia — A court's abrupt decision Friday to release Russia's most charismatic opposition leader less than a day after handing him a five...

Obama Ponders Canceling Talks With Putin

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering canceling a fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Mosc...

Top Putin Critic Jailed

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

KIROV, Russia — Alexei Navalny, a charismatic and creative Russian opposition leader who exposed high-level corruption and mocked the Kremlin, ...

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...

Putin's Top Foe On Trial

AP | MAX SEDDON | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

KIROV, Russia — Alexei Navalny, an obscure adviser to a provincial governor just four years ago, shot up to become the Kremlin's public enemy No...

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...

Russia Targets Prominent Opposition Leader

AP | MAX SEDDON | Posted 12.14.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Russian investigators on Friday accused a prominent opposition leader of fraud and money-laundering, intensifying legal pressure on the anti...