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  1. March 15, 2014

    Thousands attend Putin protest rally in Moscow

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  2. March 14, 2014

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  1. February 28, 2014

    Russia places opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest

    A Moscow court placed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest on Friday as President Vladimir Putin...

  2. February 24, 2014

    Russia arrests 200 in rally echoing Ukraine protests

    Russian authorities on Monday detained more than 200 people – including opposition leader Alexei Navalny – at a rally where...

  3. December 27, 2013

    Pussy Riot members vow to continue anti-Putin protests

    Pussy Riot’s two recently amnestied members said on Friday they would team up with other activists, including Alexei...

  4. December 11, 2013

    The growing pains of European cities

    From Nîmes to Naples, from Aachen to Athens, Europe’s modern cities are proud protectors of an extraordinary cultural and...

  5. October 29, 2013

    Fresh charges for Russia opposition leader Alexei Navalny

    Russia’s powerful investigative committee has filed fresh charges of embezzlement and money laundering against Alexei...

  6. October 16, 2013

    Russia’s Alexei Navalny receives suspended sentence

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has had a five-year prison sentence suspended in an embezzlement trial that showed...

  7. The World

    September 23, 2013

    The Kremlin's new approach to the opposition

    Alexei Navalny, opposition leader and blogger, who came second in Moscow's mayoral election (Reuters) Little by little, more...

  8. September 12, 2013

    The Kremlin has failed to learn from Gorbachev’s mistakes

    Last year, in the wake of the wave of protests that swept through Russia, an acquaintance of mine working for a big European...

  9. The World

    September 9, 2013

    Narrow margin in Moscow mayoral election stokes concerns of voter fraud

    Alexei Navalny delivers a speech on August 25, 2013 during a campaign rally for the Moscow mayoral election (Getty) While...

  10. September 9, 2013

    Navalny breaks ground for new opposition

    Even in defeat, Alexei Navalny, the Russian blogger and opposition leader, appears to have made the transition from online...

  11. September 9, 2013

    The return of real politics in Russia

    The decade-long hold of “managed” democracy in Russia has been broken. Even on the disputed official results, Russia’s...

  12. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2013

    Guest post: what investors should make of Moscow's mayor

    By Chris Weafer The outcome of Sunday’s election for mayor of Moscow, and similar elections held in several other Russian...

  13. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Benign inflation adds to sense Chinese economy recovering * Putin ally Sergei Sobyanin wins Moscow mayoral race *...

  14. September 8, 2013

    Putin ally Sergei Sobyanin wins Moscow mayoral race

    Sergei Sobyanin, the Kremlin-backed candidate, won Moscow’s mayoral election on Sunday, according to almost complete...

  15. September 6, 2013

    Kremlin’s candidate has little to fear in Moscow mayoral race

    For a nation long used to political decisions as fait accomplis, decided in back rooms by a handful of Kremlin power...

  16. The World

    September 6, 2013

    The end of Russia’s virtual politics

    Alexei Navalny (Getty) After a decade in which most elections have been little more than puppet shows with the Kremlin...

  17. August 12, 2013

    Russian prosecutors probe Alexei Navalny campaign contributions

    Russian prosecutors on Monday accused opposition leader Alexei Navalny of accepting illegal foreign campaign contributions,...

  18. July 29, 2013

    Navalny revives campaign for Moscow mayoral post

    It is Saturday night at Moscow’s Rhythm and Blues Club and Alexei Navalny, the night’s main act, has just bounded up on to...

  19. July 28, 2013

    West needs to criticise Putin – but not support his rivals

    The judicial process against Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, seems fishy from start to finish. Oddly enough,...

  20. July 19, 2013

    Russia: The retreat from Moscow

    The arcane workings of the Kremlin are a strictly kept secret. To outside observers, President Vladimir Putin presides over...

  21. The World

    July 19, 2013

    Smart Reads July 19, 2013

    ♦ Detroit became the largest US city to file for bankruptcy. Time magazine looks at the decay of the city. The Washington...

  22. beyondbrics

    July 19, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Sheikh in Barclays rescue sells stake * Chevron employees sentenced in Indonesia corruption case * Record downgrades...

  23. FT Photo Diary

    July 19, 2013

    Navalny freed

    Valentina Svistunova/EPA Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny talks to the media after he was freed by a Kirov court on...

  24. July 19, 2013

    Russian court frees Alexei Navalny pending appeal

    A Kirov court has agreed to free Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny while he awaits the outcome of an appeal against...

  25. July 18, 2013

    Jailing Navalny makes Kremlin’s mantra of repression look shaky

    “Never give up despairing!” Those were the dark-humoured words of Nikolai Punin to his wife, the poet Anna Akhmatova, as he...

  26. July 18, 2013

    From blogger to political prisoner

    Verdicts are coming thick and fast from Russia’s modern-day show trials. But after a year-long clampdown on opposition, the...

  27. July 18, 2013

    Alexei Navalny verdict sends ripples through Moscow business world

    The jailing of Alexei Navalny sent ripples through both the Moscow business world and foreign investment community, with...

  28. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Lamy questions US-led regional trade talks * Navalny sentenced to 5 years in prison * Markets mixed as Barnanke effect...

  29. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2013

    Further reading: next generations

    Thursday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: why investors are worried about Poland’s opposition, why global rebalancing...

  30. FT Photo Diary

    July 18, 2013

    Judge Sergei Blinov reads Navalny verdict

    Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters Judge Sergei Blinov reads the trial verdict for Alexei Navalny in Kirov on Thursday. Navalny, the...

  31. FT Alphaville

    July 18, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Paul presents a paper from Achim Dübel of Finpolconsult: Creditor Participation in...

  32. July 18, 2013

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny jailed for five years

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to five years in a prison camp after being found guilty of...

  33. July 16, 2013

    Navalny’s mayoral campaign in balance as he faces court ruling

    Dressed almost invariably in polo shirts and jeans, Alexei Navalny is a business casual outsider in the buttoned-down,...

  34. July 15, 2013

    Britain should rise above Russian money and power

    Edward Snowden seems like a bright chap. So he will probably have noticed the irony of voicing his complaints about...

  35. June 17, 2013

    In search of the clever country

    As deputy chief of staff to three Russian presidents from 1999-2011, Vladislav Surkov worked for more than a decade to...

  36. June 12, 2013

    Putin lauds new Popular Front as ruling party’s popularity fades

    Vladimir Putin on Wednesday praised the creation of the Popular Front, a new political movement dubbed by insiders “the...

  37. June 6, 2013

    Sergei Guriev says climate of oppression deepening in Russia

    One of Russia’s highest-profile political exiles has highlighted a climate of deepening oppression and corruption in Russia,...

  38. June 4, 2013

    Moscow mayor surprises Russian opposition by calling election

    One of President Vladimir Putin’s closest allies set out to steal a march on Russia’s waning protest movement by resigning...

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