President Vladimir Putin signs legislation that bars members of "extremist" organisations from running for office, a decision allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny say aims to sideline them from parliamentary election this year.
The sprawling, opulent, secretive estate is something you've probably never seen before.
The ruling concluded an hours-long court hearing set up at a police precinct where the opposition politician was detained after his arrest upon arrival in Moscow.
Outspoken Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny most recently suffered from an “acute allergic reaction” in jail, triggering a wave of rumours and suspicion. This is how he drew Moscow’s ire and why he is in jail.
Critics of Vladimir Putin took to the streets of Russia ahead of his inauguration for a fourth presidential term to register their opposition to what they say is his autocratic Tsar-like rule.
Police raid the Moscow office of opposition leader Alexei Navalny as demonstrations calling for a boycott of Russia's presidential election take place across the country.
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny asked supporters to boycott the upcoming election as the court decision allows Vladimir Putin an easy victory.
Navalny said he would use his campaign headquarters across Russia to support the boycott of next year's election.
Putin critic, Alexei Navalny, seeks to become Russia's president in 2018. But the country's electoral commission has declared him ineligible because of a suspended prison sentence, which he says was politically motivated.
Thousands of supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny held rallies across Russia. Over 200 of them were detained by police.
Alexei Navalny, a strong critic of Putin and Medvedev, called Russians to the streets to protest alleged government corruption. Around 1,700 of them ended up being detained.
Top officials are accused of corruption in a sweeping report published by the now-jailed opposition leader and Putin critic Alexei Navalny.
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