Russia:Thousands arrested in Navalny protests

More than 3000 people have been detained in Moscow and across Russia as supporters of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny braved the bitter cold and a massive show of police force to demand he be set free. The nationwide rallies on Sunday are the second straight weekend of protests, which are part of a high-risk opposition […]

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Vladimir Putin: Russian palace in Navalny video not mine

Russian President Vladimir Putin says an opulent palace featured in a video by his arch-critic Alexei Navalny “doesn’t belong to me”. The video called “Putin’s palace” went viral on Russian social media last week – more than 86m people have watched it. The palace, by the Black Sea, was allegedly financed by billionaires close to Mr […]

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