Putin denies U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies claims that the Kremlin used disinformation and other tactics in the 2016 presidential election.
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This week, Moscow’s election commission published a list of candidates they had allowed to register to run for the city legislative assembly on September 8.
About 1,000 people protested the city election commission’s decision that will keep several opposition candidates off the ballot in a local election.
Russian government’s systematic practice imprisoning Crimean residents because of their religious beliefs, ethnicity, civic activity must end immediately.
Since last week’s stunning reversal, when Russian officials abruptly scrapped drug charges against a prominent investigative reporter.
Freeing Ivan Golunov, who was arrested on trumped up drug charges, has buoyed liberal opponents of Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin.
A pro-Kremlin Russian TV network is planning to air a mini-series about Chernobyl, suggesting a CIA saboteur was behind the 1986 disaster in Ukraine.
The Shali district court in Russia’s Chechnya region says it has granted an early release from prison to human rights activist Oyub Titiyev.
Russian police have detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny and hundreds of other people who attended a Moscow protest to call for retribution.
Every major Russian media outlet had to chime in about the “Chernobyl” TV series by HBO. Although the foreign program airs only online to paying viewers.