About 20,000 rally in Moscow to demand protesters' release

World / Politics Sep 30, 2019

About 20,000 rally in Moscow to demand protesters' release

About 20,000 people rallied in Moscow on Sunday to demand the release of those who were arrested during a wave of opposition demonstrations this summer. Those at the rally in downtown Moscow, which was sanctioned by Russian authorities, chanted "Free them all!" Protests erupted in Moscow ...

Russia says Facebook and Google distributed political ads on election day

Business Sep 9, 2019

Russia says Facebook and Google distributed political ads on election day

Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday's regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity. "Such actions can be seen as interference in Russia's sovereign affairs and hindering the conduct of democratic elections in ...

Viral clip of Russian policeman punching female protester stirs anger

World Aug 13, 2019

Viral clip of Russian policeman punching female protester stirs anger

Video footage of a Russian police officer punching a young woman in the stomach has stirred anger among many Russians who believe the authorities have used excessive force to disperse weeks of political demonstrations in Moscow. The clip, filmed on Saturday and later circulated online ...

Russia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdown

World / Politics Jul 28, 2019

Russia detains more than 1,000 people in opposition crackdown

Russian police rounded up more than 1,000 people in Moscow on Saturday in one of the biggest crackdowns of recent times against an increasingly defiant opposition decrying President Vladimir Putin's tight grip on power. The detentions came around a protest to demand that opposition members ...