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    1. January 5, 2015

      Russian opposition leader defies house arrest

      Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, has mounted a challenge to President Vladimir Putin by refusing to remain...

    2. December 30, 2014

      Russia’s Alexei Navalny detained in crackdown by nervous Moscow

      Russian police briefly detained opposition leader Alexei Navalny and arrested dozens of his supporters on Tuesday in a...

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    1. December 21, 2014

      Russia blocks Facebook protest page

      Russia has blocked a Facebook page calling for a protest in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as the Kremlin...

    2. FT Alphaville

      October 30, 2014

      Someone's in rouble now

      С начала года ЦБ для поддержания курса рубля потратил $68 млрд. Полторы Олимпиады улетело в пустоту. — Alexey Navalny...

    3. March 15, 2014

      Thousands attend Putin protest rally in Moscow

      Moscow saw its biggest opposition rally since street protests against president Vladimir Putin in early 2012 on Saturday as...

    4. March 14, 2014

      Russia blocks websites in crackdown on free speech

      Liberal intellectuals in Russia are warning of a full scale crackdown on free speech and the right to protest, as Moscow...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. beyondbrics

      September 9, 2013

      New York headlines

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

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. beyondbrics

      July 19, 2013

      New York headlines

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

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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