In opinion polls over the past two decades, she’s routinely selected as one of the most popular Russians – often appearing second only to Vladimir Putin.
A new CNN documentary about jailed opposition figurehead Aleksei Navalny offers insights into Putin’s challengers.
The Russian diaspora has mostly been careful about overtly criticizing Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Does that imply support, or fear of Russian retribution?
The death of ‘glasnost’ and the return to the oppression of Soviet Russia.
Soldiers’ mothers have a history of opposing Russian wars.
The Russian president has already shown he will come down hard on domestic opposition to the war in Ukraine.
Even as it wages a propaganda and disinformation campaign in Ukraine, Russia is fighting to retain control of the story within Russia.
Putin’s militarized security state has been growing since 2004 at the expense of social services and living standards for Russians.
Thousands of people are speaking out against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in a climate that does not take well to protest.
The power of the hunger strike lies in its utter simplicity. Anyone can choose to forego eating, even when living under extremely restricted conditions.
There’s not much the world can do to stop authoritarian rulers from persecuting their political opponents, as shown by the standoff over Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, who is ill and imprisoned.
And there’s not too much the rest of the world can do to stop them.
Poisoning Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny didn’t get rid of him. He survived the attack, and now the Kremlin must deal with a reinvigorated reform movement led by Navalny.
He knew he would be arrested on arrival in Russia, but it’s unclear what the dissident politician ‘s next move will be.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, gravely ill from a suspected poisoning, brought a new type of opposition to Russia in tune with popular concerns and aimed at finding common ground.
Who is Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition activist seriously ill after suspected poisoning.
A plebiscite to amend the Russian constitution was a way for Vladimir Putin to extend his presidency to 2036. But many questions about the vote could mean trouble for the Russian leader.
The Moscow elections of September 2019 were a referendum on President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party. And the opposition’s success suggests a looming political crisis for Putin and his regime.