The Kremlin and its loyalists have said they will maintain and in some cases intensify their tough approach to internal and external critics they view as a threat to Russia's stability.
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Six former inmates and a former prisons inspector spoke of regular beatings by guards, sexual assaults and severe psychological pressure at a facility near Moscow.
Navalny spent time recovering his physical fitness with intense workouts and took his war with Putin to a new level: targeting him directly for the first time.
First came the loud explosion that made buildings rattle: Then it started raining bodies. One of the corpses fell through the rickety roof of Irina Tipunova's house in this sleepy village, just after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 exploded high over eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian ...