Putin spokesman sparks row with `$620,000 watch`

 Pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin`s spokesman flashing a watch worth an alleged $620,000 on Monday sparked controversy in the crisis-hit country.

Russian scientists stage rare anti-government demo

Russian scientists staged a rare anti-government demonstration today, amid fears that after cracking down on the media, rights activists and the opposition, the Kremlin is now training its sights on science.

Navalny vows to challenge Putin in parliamentary polls

Russia`s opposition led by the charismatic activist Alexei Navalny vowed Wednesday to contest next year`s parliamentary elections as liberals firm up plans to close ranks amid an intensifying Kremlin crackdown.

Kremlin critic Navalny, out of jail, vows to fight on

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny walked out of a Moscow detention centre on Friday and said Russia`s opposition would continue to challenge President Vladimir Putin, uncowed by last week`s killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.

Kremlin critic Navalny walks out of Moscow jail

Prominent Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny walked out of a Moscow detention centre on Friday, a week after fellow opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in what his allies say was a political killing aimed at intimidating them.

Russia jails Putin critic Navalny for two weeks

A Russian court has jailed top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny for two weeks in a move that prevents the charismatic leader from attending a massive opposition protest planned for March 1.

Russian opposition leader jailed for 15 days

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been sentenced to 15 days in prison for handing out leaflets to publicise a forthcoming demonstration, a media report said on Friday.

Opposition blogger may have "outed" Putin's daughter

One of Vladimir Putin`s main opponents may have broken a taboo by publishing what he says it the pseudonym used by one the Russian president`s daughters to stay out of the spotlight.

Kremlin critic openly at large after skipping house arrest

A Russian court on Tuesday refused to take legal action after top opposition leader Alexei Navalny defiantly cut short his house arrest by snipping off his security bracelet.

Russian court arrests activists after Navalny protest

Russian courts on Wednesday ordered several people to spend New Year's Eve in jail after a protest in support of top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who was convicted of fraud in a controversial trial.

Russia`s Navalny: Ambitious crusader against Putin

Russia`s charismatic protest leader Alexei Navalny, who galvanised the opposition with attacks on President Vladimir Putin and exposed the exorbitant wealth of the elite, was arrested Tuesday after protesting his brother`s sentencing for embezzlement.

Russian police arrest Kremlin critic Navalny at protest

Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny defied house arrest Tuesday to join a protest in central Moscow but was swiftly detained by police, a live stream on Dozhd television channel showed.

Top Russia oppn leader gets 3.5-year suspended sentence

Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny today received a suspended sentence in a controversial fraud case, but saw his younger brother jailed in a move that he angrily denounced a "disgrace."

Kremlin critic Navalny given suspended sentence, brother jailed

A Russian court ruled on Tuesday to give Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a suspended sentence for embezzling money but jailed his brother for three and a half years in a case seen as part of a campaign to stifle dissent.

Kremlin critic Navalny given suspended sentence, brother jailed

A Russian court gave Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a suspended sentence of three and a half years on Tuesday and jailed his brother.

Russia makes Facebook block page of Putin's top critic

Russian authorities convinced Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition politician, drawing ire from Internet users today.

Russia makes Facebook block page of Putin`s top critic

Russian authorities convinced Facebook to shut off a page inviting people to attend a rally in support of an opposition politician, drawing ire from Internet users Sunday.

Russian prosecutors seek 10-year term for Kremlin critic Navalny

Russian prosecutors Friday called for leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be sentenced to 10 years in prison for allegedly defrauding French cosmetics company Yves Rocher of more than half a million dollars.

Ally of Putin critic asks for asylum in Britain

A key ally of top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said today he had applied for asylum in Britain, linking his request to political persecution due to his work.

Russian police search opposition leader Navalny`s home

Russian police on Friday were searching the home of opposition leader and President Vladimir Putin`s biggest critic Alexei Navalny, his lawyer said.