Russian police forcibly and at times brutally dispersed peaceful protests, arbitrarily detaining more than 5,000 people.
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Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets in protest to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Russian environmental activist has offered elaborate details about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s rumored palace by the Black Sea.
Navalny’s team has released a mammoth investigation into Vladimir Putin’s wealth, including a £1bn palace on the Black Sea.
Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition politician, was detained for 30 days pending a court hearing.
After initial hesitation ostensibly because of Trump’s lawsuits, Putin finally acknowledged Joe Biden’s victory in the November 2020 elections following Monday’s electoral college vote.
Trump’s weak response to Russian bounties on U.S. Troops in Afghanistan underpinned by his fear for Putin puts soldiers at risk, erodes America’s hard power.
Putin has attempted to project power beyond Russia and has proven to be efficient. An article in Democracy Digest questions how strong Putin really is.
White House officials reportedly similarly restricted access to President Trump’s phone calls with the Saudi royal family and Russian President Putin.
Russians deserve to live in a free democracy and the world must come to their defense, according to an open letter signed by prominent democracy advocates.