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Russia has unleashed a harsh crackdown on dissent over the past year by imprisoning opposition leader Alexei Navalny and silencing his supporters and his organization.
By Associated Press
A judge also ruled Tuesday that Navalny would have to pay a fine of 1.2 million rubles (about $11,500).
Russian forces stepped up overnight shelling of Ukrainian cities in the center, north and south of the country late Sunday, presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovich said.
Most of the deaths — 103 — were in Almaty, the country's largest city, where demonstrators seized government buildings and set some afire, according to the ministry…
By Jim Heintz, Associated Press
Russian police on Saturday detained several journalists who protested authorities’ decision to label a top independent TV channel as a “foreign agent.”…
By Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
A delegation of the Taliban is visiting Moscow to offer assurances that their quick gains in Afghanistan don't threaten Russia or its allies in Central Asia.
By Daria Litvinova, Associated Press
The Moscow prosecutor's office has petitioned a court to declare both the regional offices and Navalny's anti-corruption organization as extremist groups. The designation would outlaw their activities, expose members and supporters to lengthy prison terms.
Police in Moscow detained about 200 people participating in a forum of independent members of municipal councils on Saturday, an action that came amid a multi-pronged crackdown on dissent by Russian authorities.
Navalny, 44, an anti-corruption crusader and President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critic, was arrested on Jan. 17 upon returning from Germany, where he spent five months recovering from a nerve-agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Russian authorities have…
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