Russian opposition leader, 5 others hurt in Cossack attack

2016-05-17 22:00

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and five of his associates have been injured when a group of Cossacks attacked them outside an airport in southern Russia.

Condom campaign against Russian opposition

2014-12-26 14:02

Pro-Kremlin activists are distributing condoms on the streets of Moscow with the images of opposition leaders whom they blame for the collapse of the Russian currency.

Putin foe faces threat of jail in new trial

2014-04-24 09:45

Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny goes on trial in a major case that his supporters fear will end in a lengthy jail sentence for President Vladimir Putin's top critic.

Russian activist publishes Sochi corruption file

2014-01-27 19:40

A website has been launched by an anti-corruption activist that paints a vivid picture of suspected cost overruns and conflicts of interest at the Sochi Olympics.

Tycoon demands two-party Russian politics

2013-09-17 11:00

Multibillionaire Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov has urged the creation of a US-style two party political system in Russia, warning that the country faced mass protests and repression.

Putin ally leads Moscow mayor race with 53%

2013-09-09 08:01

Incumbent Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin is leading elections in the Russian capital with more than 53% of the vote despite an unexpectedly strong performance by Alexei Navalny.


Russia opposition leader sentenced

2014-12-30 20:03

Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has received a suspended sentence in a controversial fraud case, but saw his younger brother jailed in a move that he angrily denounced a disgrace.

Russia makes Facebook block page of Putin critic

2014-12-21 17:14

Russian authorities have convinced Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition politician, drawing ire from internet users.

Russian opposition leader under house arrest

2014-02-28 15:06

A Moscow court has put Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest, forbidding him from using the internet or receiving any visitors.

Russia court fails to imprison Navalny

2013-10-16 13:38

A Russian court has suspended a five year prison sentence opposition leader Alexia Navalny but upheld his conviction for theft, preventing him from running in future elections.

Call to challenge 'rigged' Moscow vote

2013-09-09 21:51

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has called on supporters to rally in protest against the results of a Moscow election which he says was rigged in favour of the Kremlin.

Navalny shakes up Moscow mayoral campaign

2013-08-26 14:58

Alexei Navalny, Russia's charismatic opposition leader, has shaken up the Moscow mayoral campaign with a traditional street campaign to win voters.

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