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Russia cracks down on opposition activists after protests

Russian authorities have detained several members of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny's team for organising protests ahead of President Vladimir Putin's fourth inauguration.

Mayor in Russia’s fourth-largest city abruptly resigns

The mayor of Russia’s fourth-largest city has stepped down to protest a government-promoted law which scrapped mayoral elections.

Russian opposition leader Navalny sentenced to month for protests

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was on Tuesday sentenced to 30 days behind bars for organising protests ahead of President Vladimir Putin's fourth inauguration.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin begins fourth term, rules till 2024

Vladimir Putin will on Monday be inaugurated for his fourth Kremlin term under the shadow of hugely strained ties with the West and a crackdown on the opposition.

Children sick as Russia’s landfill crisis turns toxic

No one likes a landfill in their backyard, especially not when it makes their children sick.

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny released after anti-Vladimir Putin rally

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was detained during a weekend protest on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration for a fourth term, has been released and faces a court hearing next week, his lawyer said Sunday.

Protesters arrested in Russia for opposing Putin’s inauguration

Hundreds of protesters angered by the impending inauguration of Vladimir Putin to a new term as president of Russia demonstrated throughout the country on Saturday but were eventually arrested by the police.

Russia buries 64 victims of Siberian shopping mall blaze

Funerals began in Russia on Wednesday for the 64 people, most of them children, whose deaths in a fire at a Siberian shopping mall have roused public anger over official corruption and incompetence.

Anger mounts in Russia over mall fire that killed 41 children

Russians vented their anger at authorities on Tuesday over a huge mall fire that killed at least 64 people, including 41 children, many of whom were trapped in the inferno by locked doors.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin wins fresh six-year term

Russian President Vladimir Putin won a new six-year term in a presidential election Sunday, according to a state-run exit poll, extending two decades in power that have brought confrontation with the West, military entanglements in the Middle East and economic growth followed by stagnation at home.

Opposition, NGO cry fraud in Russian polls

Russian opposition activists and an NGO on Sunday reported ballot stuffing and multiple voting during the presidential election which is set to see Vladimir Putin win a fourth Kremlin term.

Vladimir Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning.

Valdimir Putin: I will not change constitution to cling to power

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is expected to be reelected for a fourth term in an upcoming ballot, said Saturday he had no plans to change the constitution to stay in the Kremlin beyond 2024.

Russians march for murdered hero Boris Nemtsov ahead of presidential vote

Several thousand Muscovites marched Sunday in frigid temperatures in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down three years ago, a rare sanctioned opposition gathering ahead of next month's presidential vote.

No programme, no debate but Vladimir Putin cruising to poll win

Running with a lacklustre slogan, no programme and refusing to debate his opponents, it sometimes seems like Russian President Vladimir Putin is not campaigning for re-election at all.

Vladimir Putin: I don’t have a smartphone

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he still does not have a smartphone, after revealing last year that he has no interest in joining any social media networks.

Alexei Navalny no threat to ‘political Olympus Putin’ – Kremlin

The Kremlin said Monday it did not regard opposition politician Alexei Navalny as a threat and called President Vladimir Putin the "leader of the political Olympus."

Vladimir Putin’s critic Alexei Navalny arrested

Russian police on Sunday detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny at a rally in Moscow which he had called to protest upcoming polls expected to extend Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin term to 2024.

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