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Kremlin bids to sex up 2018 polls with 'It Girl': analysts

Moscow - A Russian socialite-turned-liberal journalist stunned many six years ago when she joined mass protests against Vladimir Putin.

Kremlin foe Navalny can run for president 'after 2028'

Moscow - Vladimir Putin's top critic Alexei Navalny will only be able to run for president after 2028, the head of the Russian Central Election Commission said on Tuesday.

Thousands demand Putin quit as birthday protests turn violent

Sanktpeterburg - Russian police violently broke up a rally in Saint Petersburg as thousands took to the streets across Russia Saturday on President Vladimir Putin's 65th birthday, urging him to quit power.

Russian police block office of Kremlin critic Navalny

Moscow - Russian police blocked the Moscow campaign office of top opposition politician Alexei Navalny on Thursday on the eve of his scheduled release from a 25-day jail term, campaign staff said.

Navalny ally jailed over Russian opposition protests

Moscow - A Russian court on Thursday jailed the campaign chief of opposition leader Alexei Navalny for five days for organising unauthorised anti-corruption protests across Russia this month.

Russian court reduces Navalny's jail time by five days

Moscow - A Russian court on Friday cut Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's jail term by five days after he appealed a one-month sentence handed down this week for calling a protest, his spokeswoman said.

Putin accuses BBC of supporting opposition leader Navalny

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday responded to a question from a BBC reporter on opposition leader Alexei Navalny by accusing the British broadcaster of supporting the Kremlin critic.

Alexei Navalny: Russia's web-savvy anti-corruption campaigner

Moscow - Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny has cemented his status as leader of Russia's opposition movement by organising the largest unauthorised protest in recent years against President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Russia bars coalition headed by protest leader from poll

Moscow - Russia on Friday barred a coalition co-led by top opposition activist Alexei Navalny from participating in a major regional poll, the party said on its website.

Putin critic Navalny spared prison time after tense hearing

Moscow - A Moscow court on Wednesday ruled against jailing leading opposition politician Alexei Navalny after the prison authorities asked for his suspended sentence to be turned into a custodial term.

Kremlin critic Navalny freed from latest prison stint

Moscow - Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Friday vowed to keep up his fight against President Vladimir Putin as he was released from his latest jail term, a two-week stint for organising an illegal gathering.

Kremlin critic Navalny questioned in new probe, office raided

Moscow - Russia announced a new probe on opposition protest leader Alexei Navalny on Friday, hauling him in for questioning and raiding the office of his anti-corruption foundation.

Russia blocks website of Kremlin critic Navalny

Moscow - Russian authorities blocked access Tuesday to the website of leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the opposition activist announced on social media.

Kremlin critic openly at large after skipping house arrest

Moscow - A Russian court on Tuesday refused to take legal action after top opposition leader Alexei Navalny defiantly cut short his house arrest by snipping off his security bracelet.

Russian court jails activists after Navalny protest

Moscow - A Russian court on Wednesday ordered two people to spend two weeks in jail after a protest in support of top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was convicted of fraud in a controversial trial.

Cosmetic damage: Yves Rocher mired in Russian opposition trial

Moscow - Yves Rocher's affordable cosmetics have made it a symbol of French success in Russia but the company has become awkwardly embroiled in the case against opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Russian police arrest Kremlin critic Navalny at protest

Moscow - Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was detained by police on Tuesday after he violated his house arrest to join a protest in Moscow over a guilty verdict against him and his brother in a controversial fraud case.

Russia's Navalny: ambitious crusader against Putin

Moscow - Russia's charismatic protest leader Alexei Navalny, who galvanised the opposition with attacks on President Vladimir Putin and exposed the exorbitant wealth of the elite, was arrested Tuesday after protesting his brother's sentencing for embezzlement.

Kremlin foe Navalny gets suspended sentence, calls for protests

Moscow - Russia's top opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Tuesday called for mass protests to "destroy" President Vladimir Putin's regime after a court handed him a suspended sentence and jailed his brother in a controversial fraud case.

Putin enemy escapes immediate threat of jail

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny escaped Thursday the imminent threat of jail when a court extended his arrest, but did not put the top critic of President Vladimir Putin in pre-trial detention.

Putin foe faces threat of jail in new trial

Moscow - Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny goes on trial Thursday in a major case that his supporters fear will end in a lengthy jail sentence for President Vladimir Putin's top critic.

Russia warns against re-posting opposition blogger

Moscow - Russian prosecutors have warned against sharing online any information from protest leader and blogger Alexei Navalny, who is under house arrest and banned from using the Internet, his supporters said Tuesday.

Trial of Russian dissident leader may be bigger than Pussy Riot

The trial of Alexei Navalny, the leader of the Russian opposition, begins today after a week's recess. Navalny is the best known opponent of Putin in the country and the trial may turn out to be an even greater event for Russians than Pussy Riot was.

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