Russian domestic politics took a flint-hard turn this year and much of the opposition leadership is now in exile or prison.
Sergei Loznitsa’s new found-footage documentary illuminates Soviet life in the immediate aftermath of the dictator’s death.
Ivan Pavlov was defending the opposition leader’s organizations from accusations of extremism.
Russian spies have twice tried to poison Emilian Gebrev. Now, revelations in the Czech Republic show they also destroyed shipments of his military supplies.
Pilots diverted to an airport in Moscow after an indicator warned of a possible engine failure on the airplane, a week after engines failed on two other Boeing jets.
A new wave of news outlets has used conventional, and unconventional, methods to pierce the veil of Putin’s power.
After Aleksei Navalny’s sentencing, his wife, Yulia Navalnaya, has been reluctantly thrust into a public spotlight, winning admirers but making her a target of Kremlin propaganda.
For the first time in a long while, the Russian president isn’t holding all the cards.
More than 4,000 people were detained, but allies of the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny called Sunday’s demonstrations a success.
The authorities appeared to gear up for a new legal strike against the opposition leader after demonstrations last weekend drew tens of thousands to the streets.
Crackdown and coercion are no longer enough to stop people protesting.
The protests moved across time zones and more than 3,000 people were arrested in at least 109 cities, signaling widespread fatigue with the corruption-plagued political order presided over by President Vladimir V. Putin.
In Moscow in 1993, Eastern Ukraine in 2014, and now the U.S. Capitol, there have been a similar dress code and display of banners backing seemingly lost causes.
The police detained Lyubov Sobol amid a crackdown on activists seeking to draw attention to the nerve-agent poisoning of the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny.
It’s not just party balloons. A huge Siberian production plant is expected to reshape the market for a gas that’s essential to many critical industries.
Distrust of the government is so widespread that 59 percent of Russians say they have no intention of getting a shot.
During her decades-long reign at Moscow’s main fine arts museum, she provided a window on the outside world for the Soviet people. She died of complications of the coronavirus.
Early signs indicate that Russia’s leader is preparing for a deeply adversarial relationship with the next U.S. president.
The former intelligence contractor still hopes to return to the United States. But the Russian authorities have given him the right to stay in Russia indefinitely.
The Steele dossier’s main source explained where its most notorious claim came from — and called Republicans’ accusations that he is a Russian agent “slander.”
The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan are coming to Moscow for a Russian-brokered negotiation on a limited truce to exchange prisoners and casualties.
The Russian leader claims to be conquering the pandemic, but he inhabits a virus-free bubble, rarely leaving home. The few people he meets must quarantine first.
The poisoning of Aleksei A. Navalny could be a chance for Berlin to take a tougher stance against Moscow. But experts remain skeptical.
With an eye to a possible Biden presidency, the Russian leader called for a “reboot” on information security but offered no concessions.
“Everything will be fine!” she said on Instagram, but the news is the latest sign of the challenges singers face returning to work.
President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko seems set on relentless repression, while protesters think peaceful defiance will win in the end.
How the leader frequently called “Europe’s last dictator” won power — and how he plans to hold on to it in the face of mounting protests.
Poison has been a preferred tool of the Russian security service for more than a century, and critics of the Kremlin say it remains in the arsenal today.
The Mariinsky Ballet has been ordered to stay home to avoid further spread of the coronavirus. What does this mean for other companies?
Young Russians are partying again, seeking a return to normal life and willing to risk a coronavirus surge. “We are people, not robots, and want to have a life,” said a bar patron (and doctor).
Trevor R. Reed was charged with assaulting and endangering the lives of two police officers in a case that some have likened to that of another former U.S. Marine in Russia.
Congressional investigators said companies tied to two Russians under sanctions were able to buy art using shell companies and an intermediary.
In the past 40 years, the would-be Olympians of the summer of 1980 have heard a lot of words, but not a full-throated mea culpa for a boycott that accomplished very little.
Tens of thousands took to the streets in Russia’s usually somnolent hinterland after the arrest of a popular regional governor.
“Waging war on bronze men doesn’t make your life any more moral or just,” one observer noted. “It does nothing really.”
Russia’s grievances against what it sees as American bullying and expansion into its own zones of influence have been stacking up for decades.
A married pair of virologists in Moscow tested a vaccine on their own children in the 1950s. Now, a side effect they found is sparking new hope for a defense against the coronavirus.
Tens of thousands turned out for the delayed annual celebration of Russia’s defeat of Nazi Germany but few, including veterans in their 80s and 90s, took precautions.
Status-conscious fast-food joints across Eastern Europe have offered their diners disposable gloves for years. The idea may find a wider audience in the pandemic era.
The coronavirus has highlighted migrants’ inferior status in Russia. With no jobs, and sometimes no health care, many want to go home — but find they can’t.
The main opposition leader, Aleksei A. Navalny, has seen his YouTube audience triple during the coronavirus crisis. But street protest, his most potent weapon, is off the table.
Berlin plans to invoke a new European sanctions mechanism to target a hacker who orchestrated a cyberattack on the German Parliament — and the head of Russian intelligence himself.
Facing dire shortages of protective gear and amid fears that the worst is yet to come, more than 180 medical workers are reported to have fallen victim so far and thousands have been infected.
Russia’s government has boasted of a low coronavirus mortality rate, but figures from an obscure city agency cast doubt on those claims.
As the coronavirus began its inexorable march across the country’s 11 time zones, it robbed the capital of lives, and also its chance to come together over a shared victory.
The growing role of business tycoons in the fight against the coronavirus highlights the weaknesses of the state apparatus built by President Vladimir V. Putin.
Russia’s president acknowledged that his country risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus.
Developers are banking on attracting Moscow’s rising middle class. “But will they sell emotions, like Disneyland?” a mother of two girls asks.
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