Russian investigators on Tuesday launched a new "extremism" probe against jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and his top allies that could see the opposition leader spend up to 10 more years in jail.
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said Tuesday that a fight for a democratic Russia was a long game after the opposition accused authorities of voter fraud during parliamentary polls.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's party was set Sunday to retain a majority in parliament on the last day of three-day elections in which most Kremlin critics were barred from running.
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's app instructing Russians how to vote to unseat President Vladimir Putin's ruling party disappeared from Apple and Google Friday as three-day parliamentary polls marked by a historic crackdown on the opposition opened across the country.
A prominent Russian human rights lawyer, who represented organisations founded by jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny, said Tuesday he had fled the country under pressure from the authorities.
Britain and the United States sanctioned seven Russian officials on the first anniversary Friday of the near fatal poisoning of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, which the West blames on Moscow.
A Russian court on Monday sentenced the spokeswoman for jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to 18 months of restricted movement for breaching coronavirus regulations.
Russian investigators on Wednesday charged jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a new crime that could prolong his time behind bars by up to three years.
Two exiled aides of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny were slapped with new criminal charges for helping to finance organisations that have recently been labelled "extremist", Russian investigators said Tuesday.
The Russian internet watchdog said Wednesday social media accounts linked to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny should be blocked, as Moscow turns up the heat on the opposition ahead of parliamentary polls.
The United States is preparing fresh sanctions against Russia over the near-fatal poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a top White House advisor warned Sunday.
A key aide to Alexei Navalny said Friday that he had been placed on a wanted list in Russia, two days after the jailed Kremlin critic's organisations were branded "extremist".