Andrew Osborn

Russia carries out mass raids on Kremlin critic Navalny's supporters

12 Sep 2019

MOSCOW Russian law enforcement authorities on Thursday carried out mass raids on the homes and offices of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's supporters across the country, a move he described as the biggest crackdown of its kind in modern Russian history. | Video

Kremlin says alleged U.S. spy did not have access to Putin

11 Sep 2019

MOSCOW/LONDON The Kremlin played down reports of a CIA spy inside Russia's presidential administration, but said an official identified by Russian media as the likely U.S. mole had worked there although he did not have access to President Vladimir Putin. | Video

Russia's ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

09 Sep 2019

MOSCOW Russia's ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow city assembly, final polling data cited by Russian news agencies showed on Monday, in an awkward setback for the Kremlin. | Video

Russians vote in local and regional elections after biggest protests in years

08 Sep 2019

MOSCOW Residents of Moscow voted on Sunday in one of the most closely watched local elections in years after the exclusion of many opposition candidates triggered the biggest protests in the Russian capital for nearly a decade.

Masked man tries to taser Russian election chief before regional vote

06 Sep 2019

MOSCOW A masked man broke into the home of the head of Russia's Central Election Commission on Friday and repeatedly tried to taser her, the Interior Ministry said, two days before an election that has triggered street protests.

Russia jails opposition protesters for violence against police

04 Sep 2019

MOSCOW A Russian court on Tuesday jailed two men for up to three years after convicting them of using violence against police at a political protest, the longest prison terms handed down in what the opposition says is a coordinated crackdown on dissent.

Russia extends detention of ex-U.S. Marine accused of spying

23 Aug 2019

MOSCOW A court on Friday extended by two months the pre-trial detention of a former U.S. Marine who has been held in Russia on suspicion of spying since December and who accused Moscow prison authorities of injuring him.

Russia says isotope in doctor's tissue caused by diet, not accident

23 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Russian authorities said on Friday that a doctor who treated those injured in a mysterious accident this month had the radioactive isotope Caesium-137 in his body, but said it was probably put there by his diet.

Putin orders reciprocal Russian response to U.S. missile test

23 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered a like-for-like response to a recent U.S. missile test, which he said showed that Washington aimed to deploy previously banned missiles around the world. | Video

Freed Kremlin critic Navalny predicts bigger opposition protests

23 Aug 2019

MOSCOW Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Friday used his first statement after being released from jail to predict that opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin and protests against the authorities would only grow.

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