A gathering in support of Alexei Navalny

What Does Putin Stand to Gain (and Lose) by Going After Navalny?

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has survived his brush with a Russian nerve agent. But the attempt on his life says a lot about what Russia has become.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Why Putin Might be Hoping Navalny Survives His Poisoning

The Russian leader is known to target opponents, but his involvement this time seems unlikely.

Military personnel wearing protective suits remove a police car and other vehicles from a public car park as they continue investigations into the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, in Salisbury, England, on March 11, 2018.

Why Russia Keeps Poisoning People

With a wink and a nod, the Kremlin sends a chilling message to its foes.

june russia protests

Hundreds Detained Across Russia for Protesting Corruption on Russia Day

Teens and rubber ducks and detentions characterize this Russia Day.

navalny eye

Putin’s Political Foil Navalny Is Now Wearing an Eyepatch

This is what happens when you don’t let your rivals out of the country to seek medical treatment after goons attack them.


Russian Opposition Presidential Candidate Found Guilty in Retrial

The sentence means he can’t run for president. He says he will anyway.


Russia’s Latest Presidential Hopeful Is Another Anti-Establishment Populist. Sort Of.

The lawyer turned anti-corruption blogger and activist wants to make Russia great again. That doesn't necessarily make him like Trump.


Turns Out You Can’t Trust Russian Hackers Anymore

Moscow-linked cyberthieves aren’t just stealing and releasing emails anymore — they’re altering them to smear one of Putin's most vocal opponents.

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