Barred from the polls, well-known communist, Pavel Grudinin, will not be running for the lower house of the Russian Duma on Saturday.
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Yet another setback for independent journalism in Russia as authorities designate Project Media Inc. as an “undesirable foreign organization”.
Vladimir Putin personally authorized a secret spy agency operation to ensure victory for a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in 2016.
On Wednesday, Vladimir Putin reminded Russians that the moment would come to designate his potential successor in the Kremlin.
On Tuesday, Russian police raided the homes of three investigative journalists who work for the independent news organization Proekt.
About his children, Vladimir Putin only states he has two daughters. Every time they emerge, it creates an unusual wink-and-nod.
Peter Pomerantsev is one of the people trying to figure out how to make the Internet more democratic and combat disinformation.
The Russian government is using an extremism trial to put an end to the protests around opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
At least 1,700 were arrested and excessive force was used by Russian authorities in a crackdown on supporters of Alexei Navalny.
Moscow’s prosecutor’s office is seeking a court ruling banning some groups linked to Putin critic Alexey Navalny, declaring them “extremist”.