Russia’s Ekho Moskvy radio station, which gives a platform to critics of the government, said it faces a threat to editorial independence as its state-controlled majority owner moved to replace the company’s chief executive.
Moscow police arrested at least 70 anti-government protesters who were calling on Prime Minister Vladimir Putin ’s government to honor Russian citizens’ right to assemble, Ekho Moskvy radio station said.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin berated U.S. influence at a Moscow radio station and blamed billionaire oligarchs for souring the investment climate as campaigning for presidential elections kicked off.
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny faces as much as 10 years in jail after being charged with embezzlement, marking an escalation in President Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on the biggest unrest of his 12-year rule.
More than ten years ago, Vladimir Putin came to power partly on a wave of nationalist sentiment. Judging from the mood at a recent demonstration, Russia's nationalists no longer hold him in such high esteem.