MOSCOW – Thousands of protesters crowded a square in central Moscow on Monday to demand political freedoms and an end to corruption, in an attempt to inject new life into Russia’s flagging opposition movement.
(MOSCOW) -- Members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in jail after a Russian judge found them guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in one of the most closely watched cases in recent Russian history.
Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin and outgoing leader Dmitry Medvedev joined tens of thousands of people in the Russian capital Moscow participating in a march to mark the May 1 labor day holiday.
In this week's edition of the Power Vertical podcast, Brian Whitmore and Kirill Kobrin discuss Russia's cultural wars and the emerging schism in society.
An emboldened Orthodox Church has become markedly more assertive in defending what it considers traditional values. Meanwhile, much of Russian society has become more cosmopolitan, more tolerant, and bolder in its own right.
The trial of feminist punk rockers who chanted a "punk prayer" against President Vladimir Putin from a pulpit inside Russia's largest cathedral started in Moscow on Friday amid controversy over the prank that divided devout believers, Kremlin...
President-elect Vladimir Putin tried to distance himself from the fraud-tainted ruling United Russia party on Tuesday, announcing he was stepping down as its chairman and calling on it to be more competitive.
Opening in select U.S. theaters next week, the documentary "Putin's Kiss" tells the story of a Russian teenager who became famous in the mid-2000s when she was shown on TV giving President Vladimir Putin a kiss on the cheek.