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Navalny urges people to join anti-corruption protests  Supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny are expected to descend on Moscow city centre for an unauthorised protest against fra...   Russia's Putin signs law against 'undesirable' NGOs  The Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill which allows foreign organisations to be banned from operating in the country Nemtsov daughter lays blame on Putin Boris Nemtsov murder: Thousands pay tribute   Thousands of people have paid tribute with candles and flowers at the site in Moscow where leading Russian opposition politician was shot de... Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed Putin foe Navalny cut off tag monitoring his house arrest Kremlin critic Navalny found guilty of fraud  One of Russia's most prominent opposition figures and his brother have been found guilty of fraud in a politically charged trial Putin critic Navalny among 'hundred held' at protest Russia bans profanities in films, books, music Russian social media CEO quits post, flees country Russia's independent TV sees its troubles deepen   Putin 'to pardon' jailed former oil tycoon Khodorkovsky  Russian President Vladimir Putin says he will soon pardon jailed former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky   Snowden meets activists at airport Map of Sheremetyevo Russia  Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has met leading human rights groups and lawyers at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow Dead Russian lawyer guilty of fraud Snowden says US 'denies his rights' Russia fines first NGO under new law NGO fears as Russian raids multiply Dead lawyer trial to open in Russia Gorbachev denounces Putin over laws Russian activist under house arrest Russian opposition leaders arrested at anti-Putin rally Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism
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  Navalny 'nominated to run' against Putin  Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny says he has gathered enough nominations to challenge Vladimir Putin in presidential election Putin foe Alexei Navalny reportedly detained again  Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said he was detained by police Friday after leaving his home in Moscow to speak at a pre-election rally Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny sentenced
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  Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained by police in Moscow after joining a rally in support of a presidential election boycott

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  Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 30 days' administrative arrest for repeatedly violating the law on staging rallies


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  3 members of female punk rock band were sentenced to 2 years in prison after they performed a song critical of President Putin in a church

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Dec.30   Khodorkovsky jail term increased
  Imprisoned former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, has been sentenced to six more years in jail for fraud Dec.28   Khodorkovsky trial: Russia hits back  Russia's foreign ministry has accused Western nations of exerting 'unacceptable' pressure over the trial of jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodor... Dec.27   Russian court finds Khodorkovsky guilty
  A judge in Moscow has found former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner guilty of corruption charges
 Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man and considered a political threat to PM Vladimir Putin, was convicted at a new trial of embezzlement

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Dec.3 Monitors denounce Russia election
  Foreign observers have said that parliamentary election, won by President Putin's party, was 'not fair' Nov.24 Kasparov held at anti-Kremlin rally  Riot police detained opposition protesters, including former chess champion, after the rally of a few thousand people Nov.21   Putin attacks 'jackal' opponents  The president has accused opposition of scavenging like jackals for funds from foreign embassies and the West of meddling in Russian politic... Oct.13   Rice attacks Kremlin's power grip  US Secretary of State has voiced concern about Russia's direction by saying too much power is concentrated within the Kremlin Oct.12   Rice holds Russia rights meetings   US Secretary of State is meeting human rights activists as she continues a Russian visit that has so far been coolly received Apr.14 Kasparov held at Russian demo   Police detained the former world chess champion who has emerged as a political opposition leader

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Dec.27 Illarionov, outspoken Putin aide, to quit  Economic adviser Andrei Illarionov offered his resignation in protest against changes in government policy May.31   Khodorkovsky jailed for 9 years
  Russian tycoon has been found guilty of an array of charges including fraud and tax evasion
Apr.25 Putin: Democracy is top priority

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Mar.15 Landslide Putin shrugs off critics

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Dec.8 OSCE condemns Russia election  International election observers are saying the pre-election process was biased towards the main pro-Kremlin party

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