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.
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 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.
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`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.
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.
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.