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A picture taken on October 24, 2010 and released on October 28, 2010 shows Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin posing at his office in the Russian capital.

Moscow’s Mayor Has Kissed Putin’s Ring

The leader of Russia’s capital was popular across the political spectrum—until the country’s most recent protests.

An older woman sits at a bus stop next to a poster featuring Zabivaka, the official mascot of the 2018 World Cup, in downtown Moscow on April 4. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

In Russia, Plan to Raise Pension Age Draws Protests

The government announced the change at start of the World Cup, when it was least likely to be noticed.

Riot police detain a man covered with Russian national flag during an anti-corruption protest organised by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, on Tverskaya Street in central Moscow, Russia, June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva - RTS16OSX

Anti-Putin Protesters Have Started Wrapping Themselves in the Russian Flag

The country’s leading opposition leader has made a bold move to claim the banner of patriotism for his movement.

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Hundreds Detained Across Russia for Protesting Corruption on Russia Day

Teens and rubber ducks and detentions characterize this Russia Day.


Kremlin: Child Protesters Were Paid

Russian officials trot out an old tactic to minimize protests


Russian Environmental Activist on Engaging People Under Putin

In Russia, there’s surprisingly fertile ground for grassroots activism.


Recently Released Russian Activist Detained Again

Idar Dadin keeps running up against Russian laws criminalizing peaceful protests.

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