Lyudmila Savchuk says it was money that wooed her into the ranks of the Kremlin`s online army, where she bombarded website comment pages with eulogies of President Vladimir Putin, while mocking his adversaries.
As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks 15 years in office, his former long-term allies are questioning his political course and warning of the economic consequences of his aggressive foreign policy.
Vandals on Saturday destroyed an improvised memorial created by supporters of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov on the bridge where he was shot a month ago, the Echo of Moscow radio station reported today.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday triumphantly joined tens of thousands of supporters to mark one year since his takeover of Crimea, a seismic shift that shattered ties with Ukraine and the West.
A wave of savage mockery broke over Russian President Vladimir Putin across the Internet on Friday, sparked by days of absence from public view, despite official insistence it was business as usual in the Kremlin.
A Russian court on Sunday charged two men with the murder of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, including an ex-police officer from Chechnya who confessed to his involvement in the brazen assassination.
Russian authorities said on Sunday they were holding five men over the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, one of whom served in a police unit in the Russian region of Chechnya, according to a law enforcement official.
Russia said Saturday it had arrested two men suspected of organising and carrying out the murder of opposition activist Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in a brazen assassination that shocked the country.
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.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Friday he was cutting his salary by 10 percent as well as the earnings of several top government officials, as the country`s economy reels from the collapse of the ruble.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday described the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov as a tragedy that had brought disgrace on Russia, and warned against a rise in "extremist crime".
Several hundred Russians, many carrying red carnations, queued on Tuesday to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov, the Kremlin critic whose murder last week showed the hazards of speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
President Barack Obama said on Monday that the killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia where civil rights and media freedoms have been rolled back in the last several years.
Boris Nemtsov`s girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who gunned him down as they strolled across a bridge near the Kremlin.
Supporters of Boris Nemtsov were preparing to march through Moscow Sunday afternoon in an outpouring of anger and grief at the brutal murder of the opposition leader and fervent critic of Vladimir Putin, who has vowed to bring the killers to justice.