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  • Russia: Police detains more than 800 people in protests

    Moscow: Police in Russia detained at least 839 people in nationwide protests against a proposed government pension overhaul, a Russian independent monitoring group said. Protesters gathered in cities across the country on Sunday to rally against a government proposal to raise the country’s retirement age, CNN reported. The protests were organised by supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is under administrative arrest for organising an unsanctioned rally in the capital in

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny calls for protests during tournament

    Moscow: Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny today called for nationwide protests during the World Cup over a government plan to raise the retirement age for the first time in its modern history. The Kremlin announced the unpopular hike to the state pension age for women and men, going up to 63 and 65 respectively, on the day the tournament started on June 15.

  • Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny jailed for third time this year

    Moscow : A Russian court has sentenced opposition leader Alexei Navalny to his third jail term this year. This comes as a disruption in the plans by the long-time Kremlin critic to campaign before Russia’s upcoming election.

  • Russian Oppn leader arrested ahead of rally

     MOSCOW: Prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny was on Monday arrested at his home ahead of a series of anti-corruption demonstrations that were scheduled to take place across the country, the media reported.

  • Alexei Navalny vows to challenge Putin in parliamentary polls

    Russia’s opposition led by the charismatic activist Alexei Navalny vowed on Friday to contest next year’s parliamentary elections as liberals firm up plans to close ranks amid an intensifying Kremlin crackdown.

  • Kremlin Critic Navalny Walks Free From Jail

    Moscow : Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released today after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic.

  • FB blocks page of a top Putin critic

    Moscow : Russian authorities convinced Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition politician, drawing ire from Internet users. Supporters created an event page for January 15, the day President Putin’s biggest critic Alexei Navalny will hear his verdict in a controversial embezzlement case which could see him sent him to prison for up to 10 years. Russia’s Internet watchdog Roskomnadzor said that the