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World Apr 21Over 1,000 reported arrested at Navalny rallies in Russia
Thousands of supporters of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny marched through central Moscow as part of nationwide demonstrations calling for his freedom as his health reportedly is in severe decline while on a hunger strike.
World Jan 31Russia arrests nearly 5,000 at wide protests backing Navalny
Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 4,500 people were…
World Jan 30Russia warns Navalny supporters not to attend Sunday protests
Navalny was arrested on Jan. 17 after flying back to Russia from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve-agent poisoning. His detention sparked nationwide protests one week ago in about 100 cities; nearly 4,000 people were reported…
World Jan 27Moscow police arrest brother of opposition leader Navalny
Moscow police have arrested the brother of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after carrying out a series of raids on apartments and offices belonging to the politician's family and associates.
World Jan 232,100 arrested at protests demanding Navalny’s release
Protests erupted in cities across Russia on Saturday to demand the release of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the Kremlin’s most prominent foe. Police arrested more than 1,600 people, some of whom took to the streets in temperatures as frigid as…
World Jan 17Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow
Navalny, who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent and determined foe, had spent the previous five months in Germany recovering from a nerve agent attack that he blamed on the Kremlin. Navalny decided to leave Berlin of his own free…
World May 09Russia, Belarus mark Victory Day in contrasting events
Russian President Vladimir Putin marked Victory Day, the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, in a ceremony shorn of its usual military parade and pomp by the coronavirus pandemic. In neighboring Belarus, however, the ceremonies…
World May 02Western Europe relaxes virus measures, Russia numbers spike
Countries in Western Europe are moving ahead with the gradual relaxation of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. But Russia and Pakistan on Saturday reported their biggest one-day spikes in new infections, a sign the pandemic is far from over.
World Apr 19Churches mostly empty for Orthodox Easter due to virus rules
The holiest day of the year for Orthodox Christians was reserved and glum in many countries where churches were closed to worshipers for Easter services because of restrictions aimed at suppressing the spread of the coronavirus.
Nation Oct 26Russian agent Butina returns to Moscow after US deportation
The woman convicted of being a covert Russian agent returned to her homeland on Saturday, deported by the United States after serving a prison sentence.