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In this photo taken from video, Alexei Navalny kisses his wife Yulia as he is detained by police at the passport control after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Russia's prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany. (AP)

Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow

Jan. 17, 2021 7:20 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin. Navalny's detention at passport control in Moscow’s...

Plane carrying Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has landed in Moscow, where he faces the threat of arrest

Jan. 17, 2021 12:19 PM EST
MOSCOW (AP) — Plane carrying Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has landed in Moscow, where he faces the threat of arrest.

Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has left Berlin on a flight bound for Moscow despite threat of arrest

Jan. 17, 2021 9:20 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — Leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has left Berlin on a flight bound for Moscow despite threat of arrest.
In this photo taken on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 A Romanian gendarme leaves after getting a COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Bucharest, Romania. Across the Balkans and the rest of the nations in the southeastern corner of Europe, a vaccination campaign against the coronavirus is overshadowed by heated political debates or conspiracy theories that threaten to thwart the process. In countries like the Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia, Romania and Bulgaria, skeptics have ranged from former presidents to top athletes and doctors. Nations that once routinely went through mass inoculations under Communist leaders are deeply split over whether to take the vaccines at all.  (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Vaccine skepticism hurts East European anti-virus efforts

Jan. 17, 2021 2:45 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start — overshadowed by heated political debates and conspiracy theories. In countries like the Czech...

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Russia announced Friday that it will withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty allowing observation flights over military facilities following the U.S. exit from the pact. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia follows US in withdrawal from Open Skies Treaty

Jan. 15, 2021 10:17 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said on Friday that it will withdraw from an international treaty allowing surveillance flights over military facilities after the U.S. exit from the pact, compounding the challenges faced by the incoming administration of president-elect Joe Biden. Russia’s Foreign Ministry...

In this handout photo taken from a video released on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, by Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny in his instagram account, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny gestures as he records his address. Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he will fly home to Russia over the weekend despite the Russian prison service's latest motion to put him behind bars for allegedly breaching the terms of his suspended sentence and probation. (Navalny instagram account via AP)

Russia prison agency warns Navalny he faces immediate arrest

Jan. 14, 2021 8:02 AM EST

Russia's prison service said Thursday that top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny faces immediate arrest once he returns from Germany. Navalny, who has been convalescing in Germany from an August poisoning with a nerve agent that he has blamed on the Kremlin, said he will fly back home Sunday. He accused Russian...

FILE - In this Saturday, March 1, 2014 file photo, a Ukrainian man stands in protest in front of gunmen in unmarked uniforms as they stand guard in balaklava, on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Crimea. The European Court of Human Rights decided Thursday Jan. 14, 2021, to start considering Ukraine's complaint against alleged human rights violations in the Russia-annexed Crimea. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov, File)

Europe's rights court accepts Ukraine case against Russia

Jan. 14, 2021 7:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Europe’s top human rights court agreed Thursday to look into Ukraine’s complaint against alleged human rights violations in the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula. The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights, or ECHR, concluded that Ukraine's case against Russia is backed...

In this handout photo taken from a video released on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, by Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny in his instagram account, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny gestures as he records his address. Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he will fly home to Russia over the weekend despite the Russian prison service's latest motion to put him behind bars for allegedly breaching the terms of his suspended sentence and probation. (Navalny instagram account via AP)

Kremlin foe Navalny says he will fly home despite threats

Jan. 13, 2021 9:09 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he plans to go home to Russia next weekend despite the authorities' threats to put him once again behind bars. Navalny, who has been convalescing in Germany from an August poisoning with a nerve agent that he has blamed on the Kremlin, charged that...

In this image taken from a video released on Dec. 31, 2020 by Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny on his Instagram account, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny, foreground right, his wife Yulia, foreground left, his daughter Daria, right, and son Zakhar pose for a selfie. Russia’s prison service has asked a Moscow court to put top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny behind bars for breaching the terms of his suspended sentence and probation. Navalny, who is convalescing in Germany from an August poisoning with a nerve agent that he has blamed on the Kremlin, alleged Tuesday Jan. 12, 2021, that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind the new legal motion. (Navalny instagram account via AP)

Russia's prison service seeks to jail Kremlin critic Navalny

Jan. 12, 2021 3:17 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s prison service has asked a Moscow court to put top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny behind bars for breaching the terms of his suspended sentence and probation. Navalny, who is convalescing in Germany from an August poisoning with a nerve agent that he has blamed on the Kremlin,...

Russian Emergency employees work at the scene of an accident, just outside of Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. At least four Russian soldiers died and about 20 others were injured Monday in a traffic accident near Moscow, officials said. The Russian Defense Ministry said that a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a convoy of military buses on a highway just northwest of the capital. (Moscow News Agency photo via AP)

4 Russian soldiers die, over 40 injured in road crash

Jan. 11, 2021 1:05 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — At least four Russian soldiers died and more than 40 others were injured Monday in a traffic crash near Moscow, officials said. The Defense Ministry said that a truck driver lost control of his vehicle and rammed into a convoy of military buses on a highway just northwest of the capital. Two...