Protesters attend a rally in Moscow. Photo: AFP

Thousands rally in Moscow for fair elections after opposition crackdown

  • Police detained Lyubov Sobol, one of the city council candidates denied a place on the ballot and a spearhead of the protest
  • The White Counter, an NGO that tracks participants in rallies, counted 49,900 people at the demonstration
Topic |   Russia

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Protesters attend a rally in Moscow. Photo: AFP
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Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2005. File photo: AFP

Russia: Vladimir Putin’s 20 years on the global stage

  • Analysts say it is unlikely that Russia’s longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin will give up power completely when his current term ends in 2024
Topic |   Vladimir Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2005. File photo: AFP
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