Navalny urges EU to target Putin's oligarch backers
Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny urged the EU on Friday to put targeted economic sanctions on the oligarchs surrounding President Vladimir Putin.
Putin signs law raising income tax for high earners
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law on increasing income tax for high earners in the first move away from a flat tax system in place since 2001.
Putin says no plans for new lockdown despite record virus surge
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday there were no plans for a new lockdown in Russia even as officials registered a record surge in coronavirus infections and several regions were suffering "critical" outbreaks. Hospitals in Russia's regions have been overwhelmed by the sharp increase in virus patients with pictures circulating on social media showing people…
Putin says he personally allowed Navalny to be treated in Germany
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that he personally authorised Alexei Navalny to travel to Germany...
Kremlin says Navalny charges against Putin 'unacceptable'
The Kremlin on Thursday accused opposition leader Alexei Navalny of working with the CIA and making "groundless and unacceptable statements" after he claimed President Vladimir Putin had orchestrated his poisoning.
Navalny accuses Putin of being behind his poisoning
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has accused President Vladimir Putin of being behind his poisoning, in his first interview published since he left the German hospital where he was treated.
Tens of thousands rally in Belarus despite mass arrests
Riot police in balaclavas harshly detained some 250 demonstrators as tens of thousands of people gathered for an opposition protest on the eve of talks between President Alexander Lukashenko and his main ally, Russia's Vladimir Putin. Masked agents in uniform and plain clothes snatched people from the streets as they assembled for the "March of…
Putin cancels annual phone-in: Kremlin
President Vladimir Putin will not hold his annual question-and-answer session with the public this year, his spokesman said Wednesday.