Alexei Navalny due back in court on slander charge days after prison sentence – National

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is due back in court on Friday for a slander trial despite Western calls for his release and on the same day as the European Union’s top diplomat is in Moscow for talks with Russia’s foreign minister. Navalny, President Vladmir Putin’s most prominent critic, was jailed this week for […]

Russia sentences Navalny to 3.5 years in prison, drawing international condemnation – National

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to to three and a half years in jail on Tuesday after a court found he had violated the terms of a suspended 2014 conviction, drawing an outpouring of international outcry. Navalny’s lawyers told Reuters he is planning to appeal his sentencing, adding that his prison term […]

Russian police detain more than 3,200 protesters demanding Navalny’s release – National

Chanting slogans against President Vladimir Putin, tens of thousands took to the streets Sunday across Russia’s vast expanse to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, keeping up the nationwide protests that have rattled the Kremlin. More than 3,200 people were detained by police, according to a monitoring group. Russian authorities mounted […]

‘We’re done’: Navalny draws younger protesters in Russia, signalling trouble for Putin – National

Polina Kartavenko, 18, is in a position felt by much of Russia’s youth. “I was born and he was president. I went to school. He was president. I graduated from high school. He was president. In one year, I’m graduating from my college and he’s still president and he’s going to run for more […]

Alexei Navalny supporters call for new protests in Russia to demand his release – National

Allies of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who faces years in prison, are calling for new protests next weekend to demand his release, following a wave of demonstrations that turned out tens of thousands across the country in a defiant challenge to President Vladimir Putin. Mass rallies took place Saturday in over 100 […]

U.S. criticism of Navalny’s arrest, protest support encourage law breaking: Russia – National

The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the U.S. Embassy’s statements about the nationwide protests, in which more than 3,500 people reportedly were arrested, interfere in the country’s domestic affairs and encourage Russians to break the law. Dmitry Peskov made the criticism on Sunday, a day after protests took place across the country […]

What you need to know about Alexei Nalvany’s arrest and the nationwide protests in Russia – National

Thousands of protesters in Russia have been arrested for demanding the release of Alexei Navalny, one of the country’s most prominent political opposition leaders and an outspoken critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Police arrested more than 2,600 protesters, as well as Navalny’s wife, Yulia Navalnaya, on Saturday. The demonstrations have drawn an estimated […]