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Russia lists Navalny's anti-fraud group as a foreign agent

Oct. 9, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials on Wednesday designated a nonprofit anti-corruption group set up by opposition leader Alexei Navalny as a foreign agent, a move seen as the latest attempt to squeeze the opposition. The Foundation for Fighting Corruption, which focuses on major investigative reports in...

About 20,000 rally in Moscow to demand protesters' release

Sep. 29, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 20,000 people rallied in Moscow on Sunday to demand the release of those who were arrested during a wave of opposition demonstrations this summer. Those at the rally in downtown Moscow, which was sanctioned by Russian authorities, chanted "Free them all!" Protests erupted in Moscow in...

Russian police raid opposition activists' homes in 43 cities

Sep. 12, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police raided the homes and offices of supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in 43 cities on Thursday, his close allies said. So far, more than 200 raids have taken place across Russia from Vladivostok on the Pacific to Krasnodar in Russia's south. Police have also searched...

Strong showing for opposition in Moscow city election

Sep. 9, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The party of Russian President Vladimir Putin has suffered big losses in Moscow elections as candidates endorsed by his arch-rival won almost half the seats, authorities said Monday. Elections to the Moscow City Duma are usually low-key affairs but Sunday's vote grew in prominence when...

Moscow votes in protest-shadowed election

Sep. 8, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of Russia's capital voted Sunday in a city council election shadowed by a wave of protests that saw the biggest demonstrator turnout in seven years and a notably violent police response. City council elections are normally low-profile, but the vote grabbed wide attention after...

Protests over Russian local election make Kremlin nervous

Sep. 7, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A seemingly second-tier local election has evolved into a major challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin, triggering the biggest protests against his rule in seven years and causing divisions among his top lieutenants. Although the protests were sparked by the exclusion of some...

Outlawed app emerges as key tool for Russian protesters

Sep. 6, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Russia are increasingly relying on an encrypted and officially banned messaging app to pass on information in critical situations, from dodging riot police to giving those arrested a line to the outside. Although officially banned in Russia, Telegram is still...

Russian protesters aided by digital tools, self-organizing

Sep. 6, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — It's a scene many Muscovites have grown used to seeing this summer as a new wave of anti-government demonstrations gripped the Russian capital: Two masked, heavily clad riot policemen drag away a shrieking teenager as the protesters around them try to free her. But then the two officers...

Russian opposition leader Navalny released from jail

Aug. 23, 2019 5:15 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after spending a month in jail for calling for an unsanctioned protest. Navalny, along with several opposition activists, has led a protest movement earlier this summer against Russian election authorities' decision to bar nearly...