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# russia - Monday 22 February, 2021

EU agrees to impose sanctions on Russia for jailing Alexei Navalny
# Kremlin Critic
# Kremlin Critic

EU agrees to impose sanctions on Russia for jailing Alexei Navalny

Mon 10:15 PM 16,761 Views 29 Comments

The EU also agreed on sanctions for Myanmar over the military’s seizure of power.

# russia - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Russia says 'no legal grounds' to release Navalny in response to European Court of Human Rights request
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Russia says 'no legal grounds' to release Navalny in response to European Court of Human Rights request

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 4:43 PM 10,323 Views 24 Comments

Alexei Navalny was arrested and jailed upon returning to Russia last month.

# russia - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Russia prosecutor seeks €10,000 defamation fine in latest case against Navalny
# Kremlin Critic
# Kremlin Critic

Russia prosecutor seeks €10,000 defamation fine in latest case against Navalny

Feb 16th 2021, 10:15 PM 12,141 Views 15 Comments

In his closing arguments, Navalny said that “every moment of this case is obvious legal nonsense”.

# russia - Friday 12 February, 2021

Navalny back in court for allegedly defaming a World War II veteran
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Navalny back in court for allegedly defaming a World War II veteran

Feb 12th 2021, 10:14 PM 25,255 Views 26 Comments

During a theatrical trial today, the opposition figure sparred with the judge and prosecutor and mocked the veteran’s grandson.

# russia - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Alexei Navalny: The jailed challenger who Vladimir Putin is finding impossible to ignore
# Profile
# Profile

Alexei Navalny: The jailed challenger who Vladimir Putin is finding impossible to ignore

Feb 6th 2021, 8:00 PM 29,883 Views 39 Comments

What next for Russia following the jailing of the anti-corruption opposition leader?

# russia - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

'Deeply disturbing': Irish government condemns jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny
# Russia
# Russia

'Deeply disturbing': Irish government condemns jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Feb 3rd 2021, 8:09 PM 12,710 Views 30 Comments

Navalny was sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny as over 1,400 protesters detained
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny as over 1,400 protesters detained

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:22 AM 14,595 Views 19 Comments

Britain, France, Germany, the United States and the European Union denounced the ruling and called for his immediate release.

# russia - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ordered to prison by Moscow court
# Jailed
# Jailed

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ordered to prison by Moscow court

Feb 2nd 2021, 5:55 PM 22,217 Views 36 Comments

Navalny is the most prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6% effective against symptomatic Covid-19 - study
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6% effective against symptomatic Covid-19 - study

Feb 2nd 2021, 12:45 PM 40,242 Views 80 Comments

The preliminary findings show that the two-dose Sputnik V “has shown high efficacy” and was well tolerated for adults.

# russia - Monday 1 February, 2021

Moscow braces for more protests ahead of Alexei Navalny court hearing
# Moscow
# Moscow

Moscow braces for more protests ahead of Alexei Navalny court hearing

Feb 1st 2021, 9:39 PM 8,645 Views 5 Comments

Navalny’s team said there was ‘overwhelming nationwide support’ for the Kremlin’s fiercest critic.

# russia - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Over 4,000 people detained at Alexei Navalny protests across Russia
# Kremlin
# Kremlin

Over 4,000 people detained at Alexei Navalny protests across Russia

Updated Jan 31st 2021, 3:29 PM 18,719 Views 20 Comments

Protesters defied government warnings to rally from Vladivostok to Saint Petersburg in a second weekend of mass demonstrations.

# russia - Sunday 24 January, 2021

Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained
# Russia
# Russia

Kremlin accuses US of meddling after 3,500 protesters detained

Updated Jan 24th 2021, 4:53 PM 27,756 Views 40 Comments

Tens of thousands rallied in support of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Russia this weekend.

# russia - Saturday 23 January, 2021

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests
# Moscow
# Moscow

Russia detains dozens of Navalny supporters at anti-Putin protests

Jan 23rd 2021, 11:49 AM 8,800 Views 7 Comments

Thousands of protesters joined in cities today to support the jailed Kremlin critic.

# russia - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Russia brushes off calls from international officials to release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny
# Russia
# Russia

Russia brushes off calls from international officials to release Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

Jan 19th 2021, 3:10 PM 8,012 Views 0 Comments

Navalny was arrested after returning from Germany following treatment for nerve agent poisoning.

# russia - Monday 18 January, 2021

Russian court orders Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be jailed for 30 days
# Poisoning
# Poisoning

Russian court orders Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to be jailed for 30 days

Updated Jan 18th 2021, 5:24 PM 36,704 Views 0 Comments

Navalny was detained on arrival in Russia after recovering from nerve agent poisoning in Germany.

# russia - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Avalanche kills three at Russian Arctic ski resort
# Avalanche
# Avalanche

Avalanche kills three at Russian Arctic ski resort

Jan 9th 2021, 1:10 PM 12,760 Views 1 Comment

A criminal case into deaths by negligence as a result of safety violations has been opened.

# russia - Monday 28 December, 2020

17 fishermen feared dead after trawler sinks in Arctic Russia
# Snowstorm
# Snowstorm

17 fishermen feared dead after trawler sinks in Arctic Russia

Dec 28th 2020, 2:10 PM 38,530 Views 4 Comments

Officials said that two people had been rescued by a passing vessel but hopes were quickly fading that more survivors could be found.

# russia - Saturday 26 December, 2020

British double agent George Blake dies in Russia aged 98
# George Blake
# George Blake

British double agent George Blake dies in Russia aged 98

Dec 26th 2020, 12:05 PM 28,600 Views 15 Comments

Russian news agencies reported Blake’s death today.

# russia - Friday 25 December, 2020

Russia launches criminal probe into ally of Navalny for 'threatening suspected poisoner'
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Russia launches criminal probe into ally of Navalny for 'threatening suspected poisoner'

Dec 25th 2020, 4:24 PM 18,677 Views 8 Comments

Western governments say Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the Soviet-era Novichok nerve agent

# russia - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision
# Outgoing President
# Outgoing President

Donald Trump vetoes annual US defence bill, setting up a Congress vote to override his decision

Dec 23rd 2020, 9:34 PM 44,276 Views 43 Comments

The bill affirms 3% pay raises for US troops and authorises more than $740 billion in military programmes and construction.

# russia - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Russia's doping ban halved but name and flag barred from next two Olympics
# CAS
From The42
# CAS

Russia's doping ban halved but name and flag barred from next two Olympics

Dec 17th 2020, 3:39 PM 11,317 Views 5 Comments

And the country’s footballers will miss the World Cup in Qatar should they qualify too.

Vladimir Putin claims Alexei Navalny would be dead if Russia had poisoned opposition leader
# Denial
# Denial

Vladimir Putin claims Alexei Navalny would be dead if Russia had poisoned opposition leader

Dec 17th 2020, 1:50 PM 11,478 Views 34 Comments

It’s widely suggested that Russia was behind Navalny’s poisoning in August.

# russia - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: Russia begins inoculating 'high risk' workers with Sputnik V vaccine

Dec 5th 2020, 11:11 AM 21,063 Views 23 Comments

Health officials have opened 70 vaccine centres in Moscow.

# russia - Monday 9 November, 2020

Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh
# Azerbaijan
# Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh

Nov 9th 2020, 9:50 PM 18,688 Views 4 Comments

Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia has been ongoing for six weeks in the context Nagorno-Karabkh region.

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden
# US Election
# US Election

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden

Nov 9th 2020, 10:16 AM 43,165 Views 55 Comments

Western allies, including the German Chancellor and Taoiseach Micheál Martin – welcomed a fresh start with Washington.

# russia - Thursday 15 October, 2020

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

EU imposes sanctions on Russian officials over poisoning of opposition leader

Oct 15th 2020, 1:50 PM 10,150 Views 11 Comments

The decision was agreed upon among the 27 EU envoys to Brussels.

# russia - Thursday 8 October, 2020

France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning
# Moscow
# Moscow

France, Germany and Britain seek Russia sanctions over Navalny poisoning

Oct 8th 2020, 8:23 AM 11,032 Views 15 Comments

Moscow quickly hit back that the accusations were “unacceptable” and amounted to “blackmail”.

# russia - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Chemical watchdog confirms Navalny poisoned with Soviet-era nerve agent
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Chemical watchdog confirms Navalny poisoned with Soviet-era nerve agent

Oct 6th 2020, 4:41 PM 10,655 Views 8 Comments

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons carried out its own analysis of samples taken from the Russian opposition figure.

# russia - Saturday 3 October, 2020

'The people who are dying were born in 2002, 2003, why are they at war?'
# Armenia
# Armenia

'The people who are dying were born in 2002, 2003, why are they at war?'

Oct 3rd 2020, 8:00 PM 45,770 Views 8 Comments

Irish-Armenians are calling for the international community to intervene as deadly fighting continues in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

# russia - Thursday 17 September, 2020

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

RAF fighter jets intercept Russian military aircraft near UK airspace

Sep 17th 2020, 10:44 PM 44,237 Views 37 Comments

It marks the third time in six days the Typhoons have been scrambled in response to Russian planes.

Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged
# Belarus
# Belarus

Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged

Updated Sep 17th 2020, 7:11 AM 23,064 Views 27 Comments

Protesters in Belarus are seeking the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, denouncing his landslide re-election in August.

# russia - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests
# Minsk
# Minsk

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests

Sep 13th 2020, 5:17 PM 25,611 Views 12 Comments

“I came out for freedom,” one protester said today in Minsk.

Russia holds regional polls in shadow of Alexei Navalny's poisoning
# To The Polls
# To The Polls

Russia holds regional polls in shadow of Alexei Navalny's poisoning

Sep 13th 2020, 1:46 PM 17,086 Views 13 Comments

The vote is seen as a key test of the Kremlin’s control of local politics.

# russia - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Microsoft says Russian hackers are 'stepping up' cyberattacks targeting US presidential campaigns
# Microsoft
# Microsoft

Microsoft says Russian hackers are 'stepping up' cyberattacks targeting US presidential campaigns

Sep 10th 2020, 10:55 PM 15,000 Views 19 Comments

Tech giant Microsoft said today it has detected and thwarted a number of hacking attempts in recent weeks.

# russia - Monday 7 September, 2020

Alexei Navalny out of induced coma and responsive, says German hospital
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny out of induced coma and responsive, says German hospital

Sep 7th 2020, 3:04 PM 15,430 Views 10 Comments

Chemical weapons experts have said Alexei Navalny was poisoned with a nerve agent.

# russia - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Germany threatens sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny
# Russia
# Russia

Germany threatens sanctions on Russia over poisoning of Alexei Navalny

Sep 6th 2020, 12:38 PM 17,272 Views 28 Comments

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned a lack of support for the investigation could force Germany to rethink the German-Russian gas pipeline project.

# russia - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Russia must answer questions on Navalny 'assassination attempt'
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Russia must answer questions on Navalny 'assassination attempt'

Sep 5th 2020, 10:52 AM 17,218 Views 60 Comments

Alexei Navalny fell ill on a flight to Moscow and is now in an induced coma in a Berlin hospital.

# russia - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Ireland joins condemnation of Navalny poisoning but EU says it's too early to discuss 'punishment'
# Novichok
# Novichok

Ireland joins condemnation of Navalny poisoning but EU says it's too early to discuss 'punishment'

Updated Sep 3rd 2020, 3:08 PM 26,615 Views 49 Comments

Alexei Navalny last month became the latest in a long line of Russian defectors to be poisoned in suspicious circumstances.

# russia - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

World leaders condemn poisoning of Alexei Navalny with Novichok nerve agent
# Kremlin Critic
# Kremlin Critic

World leaders condemn poisoning of Alexei Navalny with Novichok nerve agent

Sep 2nd 2020, 7:49 PM 19,271 Views 64 Comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a statement earlier to confirm that Navalny had been poisoned with Novichok.

# russia - Friday 28 August, 2020

Russian opposition leader still in coma but improving, say German doctors
# Alexei Navalny
# Alexei Navalny

Russian opposition leader still in coma but improving, say German doctors

Aug 28th 2020, 6:19 PM 13,212 Views 6 Comments

Alexei Navalny’s allies insist he was deliberately poisoned and say the Kremlin was behind it.

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