Opposition leader Alexey Navalny laid out his economic credentials to investment bankers in Moscow’s Ritz Carlton hotel as he challenges President Vladimir Putin’s ally for mayor of the Russian capital.
Working in a St. Petersburg restaurant after high school, Kristina Kochetkova was prepared for long hours and rude customers. She didn’t expect her boss to goad her in front of her co-workers for having two mothers.
Acting Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin will probably win the first direct election for the city’s leader in a decade in the first round, according to a survey published by the Russian research company Levada Center.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is showing his gamesmanship on a global stage by giving his voters what they want with the asylum granted to ex-U.S. contractor Edward Snowden, while leaving the White House flustered.
Alexey Navalny, a leading opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, vowed to mount a challenge for power as crowds of cheering supporters greeted him in Moscow after he was freed while he appeals a five-year prison sentence.