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Domestic political system is ossified even as the economy deteriorates
The ‘established’ story of an accountant who died in police custody and a fraud is being challenged
Russian rail chief shunted off to enclave while Kremlin spokesman weathers storm
Masked gunmen search premises amid crackdown on Russian dissenters and non-governmental groups
Anti-corruption crusader Vladimir Ashurkov concerned over the fate of fellow activists
Russian opposition tells FT of frustration over sanctions and impact of Nemtsov death
With an economy shrinking, the opposition should be thriving, but the truth is very different
Putin opponent refuses to comply with detention
Activist later released following arrest at protest after he was sentenced in fraud case
Kremlin fears popular revolution in the mould of Ukraine’s Maidan square or the Arab Spring
The continent’s cities continue to struggle with the integration of the ancient and modern, and with migration-related ethnic tensions
Putin’s man won the election but the Kremlin’s hold has weakened, writes Konstantin von Eggert
The opposition can no longer be dismissed as irrelevant
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