Moscow police tighen security to deter riots

2013-10-15 20:56

Police have stepped up security in Moscow to prevent a repeat of rioting over the killing of an ethnic Russian as Muslims celebrated Eid al-Adha.

Russia seeks nationwide anti-gay law

2013-01-21 18:55

Russia is moving to enact legislation that would make it illegal to provide minors with information that is defined as "propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism".

Court bans 'extremist' Pussy Riot video

2012-11-29 18:02

A Russian court has ruled that video footage of the Pussy Riot punk group protesting against President Vladimir Putin in a church is "extremist" and says it should be removed from websites.

Putin to abandon annual phone-in

2012-10-31 15:00

President Vladimir Putin will this year abandon his usual televised phone-in with Russians which has become an annual tradition over the last decade, says his spokesperson.

Pussy Riot members get 2 years in prison

2012-08-17 18:03

Russian judge sentences Pussy Riot members to 2 years in prison despite global outrage

Church vs Pussy Riot troubles Russians

2012-08-14 13:01

The dominant Russian Orthodox Church's tough stance against the all-girl punk band Pussy Riot has troubled some faithful and estranged it from the younger generation.

Prosecutors ask for 3 years in punk case

2012-08-07 14:29

Prosecutors have ignored rights groups and have called for three-year sentences for the members of a feminist punk band who performed an anti-Vladimir Putin stunt in Moscow's main cathedral.

Anti-Putin Pussy Riot on trial

2012-07-30 11:03

Three women who protested against Vladimir Putin in a "punk prayer" on the altar of Russia's main cathedral have gone on trial.

Police uproot protest camp in Moscow

2012-05-16 20:12

Police have uprooted a protest camp in central Moscow amid a widening crackdown on opposition to Putin.

Arrests in new anti-Putin demonstrations

2012-05-08 13:02

Moscow police have arrested two dozen people after the Russian opposition staged an unusual night-time sit-in close to the Kremlin against newly-inaugurated President Vladimir Putin.


Pussy Riot: Marginals to protest symbol

2013-02-21 14:18

A year ago they were a little-known Russian girl band, now Pussy Riot has become a symbol of the sometimes radical protest movement in Russia, with two members in jail.

Russian opposition 'had foreign aid'

2012-11-30 21:09

Russia's top investigative agency has accused the opposition of attending training abroad as part of plans to overthrow the government.

Medvedev does not rule out Kremlin return

2012-11-26 15:48

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says he is not ruling out a return to the Kremlin after his 2008-2012 single term as Russian head of state but is happy working under his mentor Vladimir Putin.

Russia expels 'meddling' USAid

2012-09-19 15:04

Russia says it has given USAid a deadline to halt its work as the US aid agency was meddling in domestic politics, a move that risks sparking a new diplomatic crisis with Washington.

Pussy Riot band members await sentencing

2012-08-17 14:45

Feminist punk band Pussy Riot is awaiting sentencing after a Moscow court found the three women guilty of hooliganism after ridiculing President Vladimir Putin in a church.

World support grows for Pussy Riot

2012-08-08 10:02

Members of the band Pussy Riot who were charged with hooliganism for staging a "punk prayer" against Vladimir Putin are due to deliver final statements on the last day of their trial.

Top Putin foe charged with embezzlement

2012-07-31 13:01

Russian investigators have charged popular protest leader Alexei Navalny with embezzlement in an old case that may put the vocal critic in jail for 10 years.

Tens of thousands march against Putin

2012-06-12 15:47

Tens of thousands of protesters chanting "Russia Will be Free" have rallied in Moscow against President Vladimir Putin's third term despite a police crackdown on their leaders.

Police disperse anti-Putin sit in

2012-05-16 11:00

Russian riot police have broken up an Occupy-style protest against President Vladimir Putin, forcing dozens of people out of a central Moscow park and detaining at least 15.

Russia: Putin sworn in for third term

2012-05-07 14:00

Russian politician Vladimir Putin has been sworn in for a third term as Russia's president, as the former KGB spy cements his control over the world's largest country.

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