The Russian opposition leader remains in prison, but has now ended his hunger strike.
A new generation of investigative journalists is revealing the depth of corruption in Russian public life.
Who is Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition activist seriously ill after suspected poisoning.
Today's concentration of power in the Russian presidency has its roots in the chaos of the 1990s.
Results of a nationwide poll showed 78% of voters backed changes to Russia's constitution.
Russians are heading to the polls from June 25 to July 1 in a referendum on constitutional changes. A new survey found young Russians think Vladimir Putin should step back from power.
By embracing Russia as its primary source of inspiration, 'indi' is protesting about the country's socio-political problems in its own language.
Putin's rule has defined what political power means in post-Soviet Russia, with important consequences for the rest of the world.
Vladimir Putin has proposed changes to the Russian constitution, which could mark the start of a shift in his persona as a national hero.
The seven ways Vladimir Putin wants to change Russia's constitution.
United Russia lost a third of its seats in the Moscow Duma – what does this mean for Vladimir Putin?
Russia's efforts to sow discord, discontent and chaos extend far beyond the US, including into leading media outlets in the Arab world.
With Russia's military capacity and soft power influence steadily increasing in the Asia-Pacific region, it may be time to reevaluate Australia's Russia strategy.
Scandal-plagued FIFA says it's committed to reform. Changing the way World Cup hosts are selected would be a start.
Massive noxious garbage dumps piling up around Moscow have sparked citizen protests. And those protests are turning into criticism of the political system, which could threaten the Putin regime.
Russian politics depends on a competition between different power networks. And hardline nationalists are winning at the expense of reformers.
Russian domestic policy helps explain why women are happy to buy into new feminine ideals.
Speaking with: satirist Armando Ianucci on The Death of Stalin.
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Armando Iannucci, the satirist and director behind the film The Death of Stalin spoke with Associate Professor Stephen Harrington, an expert on political satire.
Vladimir Putin is leagues ahead of the rest in opinion polls. But he's more worried about turnout.
Russia is a major global power in outlook and reach, locked in a values-based confrontation with the West. But it still lacks all elements of a developed superpower.