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A prominent Russian opposition leader faces his third investigation in five months as authorities intensify pressure on the opposition.
Russian President Vladimir Putin fired the country's defense minister on Tuesday, two weeks after a criminal probe was opened into alleged fraud in the sell-off of military assets.
President Vladimir Putin fired the country's defense minister Tuesday, two weeks after a criminal probe was opened into alleged fraud in the sell-off of military assets.
Vladimir Putin fired his powerful defense chief over a corruption scandal Tuesday, but a heady mix of sex, power struggles and military vendettas dominated talk in Russia about what was really behind the downfall of the man who has overseen the nation's most radical defense reform in decades.
In a new sign of a widening crackdown on Russia's opposition, investigators on Wednesday opened a criminal probe against leftist leader Sergei Udaltsov and several other activists for allegedly plotting mass riots.
In a new sign of a widening crackdown on Russia's opposition, investigators Wednesday opened a criminal probe against leftist leader Sergei Udaltsov and several other activists for allegedly plotting mass riots.
A top Muslim cleric in Russia's Tatarstan province was shot dead Thursday and another was wounded by a car bomb in attacks that the province's leader and local religious authorities said were probably related to the priests' criticism of radical Islamists.
Two Russian opposition leaders were questioned by investigators on Wednesday, a day after they helped organize the largest protest against Vladimir Putin since his return to the presidency in May.
Tens of thousands of Russians flooded Moscow's tree-lined boulevards Tuesday in the first massive protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule since his inauguration in May — a rally that came even as police interrogated key opposition leaders.
Russia's civil aviation chief said that the plane that crashed Monday into a snowy field in Siberia, killing 31 people, appeared to have been de-iced improperly, but he said there was no indication that negligence had caused the crash.
Russia's top security official said Thursday that several people with information on last month's suicide bombing at the country's biggest airport have been detained and that the bomber was under the influence of mind-altering drugs.
A blaze killed nine people at a Russian nursing home on Monday, and investigators say it apparently started when an elderly resident doused himself in gasoline and set himself on fire.