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 ...

Russian police detain at least 94 at Moscow journalist protest

World Jun 12, 2019

Russian police detain at least 94 at Moscow journalist protest

Russian police detained at least 94 people on Wednesday, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow calling for punishment for police officers involved in the alleged framing of a journalist, monitors said. Police abruptly dropped drugs charges a day earlier against journalist ...

Ukraine moves to split church from Russia as elections approach

World Apr 20, 2018

Ukraine moves to split church from Russia as elections approach

Ukraine's Orthodox Church could become independent of Moscow under the terms of a presidential initiative lawmakers approved on Thursday, a move that President Petro Poroshenko said would make it harder for Russia to meddle in Ukrainian affairs. Ukraine's pro-Western leaders have sought step by step ...