The Levada Center, a Russian independent pollster, may be forced to close after prosecutors said it may be violating President Vladimir Putin’s law on foreign agents, said Lev Gudkov, head of the researcher.
Thousands of Russian opposition activists rallied in downtown Moscow on the anniversary of a protest that turned violent last year, calling on authorities to release people held for allegedly organizing that event.
The involvement of two ethnic Chechens in the Boston Marathon bombing came as a brutal reminder of the wars that ravaged the Russian republic more than a decade ago. Less understood is that they aren’t over.
Alexey Navalny, a leader of the opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, goes on trial today for embezzlement, focusing investors’ attention on the rule of law as the dropping value of oil undercuts stock prices.
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, who faces three criminal cases, pledged to compete for the presidency and threatened to “do everything” to imprison Vladimir Putin and his billionaire allies if he seizes power.