Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny's wife Yulia Navalnaya

Is Navalny’s Wife Taking Up His Baton?

No, Yulia Navalnaya’s purported political career seems to be another Kremlin misinformation op.

Men holding a Russian flag protest against a Moscow court’s decision to sentence the Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny to almost three years' imprisonment in Moscow on Feb. 2.

‘We Are Gaining in Strength’: After Navalny’s Imprisonment, Russian Opposition Looks Ahead

Navalny has been detained before. The anti-corruption movement he started has only gained momentum, despite a big Kremlin crackdown.

Protesters hold a banner reading "FREE NAVALNY"

Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Sentenced to Over 2 Years in Penal Colony

He allegedly violated parole—while recovering from the Russian government’s efforts to poison him.

Protesters clash with riot police during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny

With Russia Protesting Navalny’s Arrest, Calls Mount to Target Putin’s Inner Circle

The Russian president’s ill-gotten wealth has proved a flash point for mounting nationwide protests, with another planned for next weekend.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow’s Red Square marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II on June 24.

In 2020, Putin Raised the Stakes at Home and Abroad

Russia started the year with political uncertainty, then cemented Putin’s future, and ended the year by poisoning the main opposition figure—and future relations with the Biden administration.

A mock offer of "Novichok Tea" is seen in front of an image of Russian President Vladimir Putin outside the Russian embassy in Berlin during a protest on September 23, 2020. (Odd Anderson/AFP/ Getty Images)

Bellingcat Can Say What U.S. Intelligence Can’t

Open-source investigations enable officials and lawmakers to discuss Russian skullduggery without exposing sources and methods of U.S. intelligence

A mask of Russian President Vladimir Putin on sale at a souvenir stall in Saint Petersburg on Jan. 29, 2020.

Biden’s Putin Challenge

Biden has a clear-eyed view of the threat posed by Russia—but a lot of bad advice to ignore.

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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