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‘Unfortunately, anything goes’: Vladimir Putin warns of unnamed foreign efforts to destabilise Russia

‘Unfortunately, anything goes’: Vladimir Putin warns of unnamed foreign efforts to destabilise Russia

The Russian president added that those activities by foreign powers, which he didn’t name, are aimed at “weakening Russia and putting it under outside control.”

  • by Vladimir Isachenkov

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More Russian officials hit with EU sanctions over Navalny case

More Russian officials hit with EU sanctions over Navalny case

The meeting came two weeks after EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell was publicly humiliated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a trip to Moscow.

  • by Lorne Cook
Russian court clears way to send Navalny to a penal colony

Russian court clears way to send Navalny to a penal colony

The ruling upheld Navalny’s sentence of more than two years in prison and set Russia on a collision course with Western nations, which could impose additional sanctions on Moscow.

  • by Ivan Nechepurenko
SolarWinds hack was ‘largest and most sophisticated attack’ ever: Microsoft president

SolarWinds hack was ‘largest and most sophisticated attack’ ever: Microsoft president

Microsoft Corp President Brad Smith said more than 1000 engineers worked on the hack, which gained access to emails across sensitive US government departments, including the US Treasury, Justice and Commerce departments.

  • by Brad Heath
Putin rallies exposed as Kremlin rattled by pro-Navalny demonstrations

Putin rallies exposed as Kremlin rattled by pro-Navalny demonstrations

‘Absurd’ films that allege a groundswell of support are made to convince the president - not the public.

  • by Nataliya Vasilyeva
Please Explain podcast: James Bond or domestic politics? Russia’s Navalny problem

Please Explain podcast: James Bond or domestic politics? Russia’s Navalny problem

Nathanael Cooper and Europe correspondent Bevan Shields discuss the ongoing face-off between Russian President Vladimir Putin and dissident Alexi Navalny.

  • by Nathanael Cooper
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Alexei Navalny versus the ‘underpants poisoner’

Alexei Navalny versus the ‘underpants poisoner’

The Russian dissident has been a thorn in Vladimir Putin’s side, surviving an attempted Novichok poisoning before returning to Russia, where he was jailed for three years this week. Thousands have taken to the streets in protest across the vast country.

  • by Latika Bourke
‘Deeply concerned’: Australia calls for Russian opposition leader’s immediate release

‘Deeply concerned’: Australia calls for Russian opposition leader’s immediate release

Marise Payne has called for the release of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny after he was sentenced to three-and-a-half-years in prison.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Russian court sentences Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to jail
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Russian court sentences Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to jail

Alexei Navalny, one of President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critics, was arrested on January 17.

  • by Maria Tsvetkova and Andrew Osborn
In Russia, the struggle is between a fake democracy and a movement for hope
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In Russia, the struggle is between a fake democracy and a movement for hope

Alexei Navalny reminds Russians that they still have choices, and that real politics may not be dead, just resting.

  • by Mark Galeotti
‘Down with the tsar!’: Russia arrests over 5000 at protests for Alexei Navalny
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‘Down with the tsar!’: Russia arrests over 5000 at protests for Alexei Navalny

Police were randomly picking up people and putting them into police buses, but thousands of protesters marched across the city centre for hours.

  • by Jim Heintz and Vladimir Isachenkov