Russian court outlaws opposition leader Navalny’s groups

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Wednesday night outlawed the organizations founded by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by labeling them extremist, the latest move in a campaign to silence dissent and bar Kremlin critics from running for parliament in September. The Moscow City Court’s ruling, effective immediately, prevents people associated with Navalny’s Foundation […]

Moscow court restricts Navalny’s anti-corruption foundation

MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Tuesday restricted the activities of an organization founded by imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, pending a decision on whether it and his offices across Russia should be outlawed as extremist groups. The ruling on the Foundation for Fighting Corruption by the Moscow City Court was another step in […]

Putin foe Navalny sent to prison hospital amid hunger strike

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is in the third week of a hunger strike while behind bars, was moved to a hospital in another prison after his doctor said he could be near death, his lawyer said Monday. Navalny was transferred Sunday from a penal colony east of Moscow to a […]

Putin critic Navalny loses weight, blames harsh prison

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has lost a substantial amount of weight in custody, his organization said Thursday, a day after the well-known government critic called a hunger strike to protest what he called poor medical care. A post Thursday on Navalny’s channel in the Telegram messaging app said he weighed […]

Hospital: Russia’s Alexei Navalny out of coma, is responsive

BERLIN (AP) — Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s condition has improved, allowing doctors to take him out of an induced coma, the German hospital treating him said Monday. Navalny, a fierce, high-profile critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, was flown to Germany last month after falling ill on Aug. 20 on a domestic flight […]

Germany says Soviet-era nerve agent used on Russia’s Navalny

BERLIN (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with the same type of Soviet-era nerve agent used in a 2018 attack on a former Russian spy, the German government said Wednesday, provoking outrage from Western leaders who demanded Moscow provide an explanation. The findings — which experts say point strongly to Russian state […]

Russia’s Navalny in coma, allegedly poisoned by toxic tea

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, one of Vladimir Putin’s fiercest critics, lay in a coma Friday at a Siberian hospital, the victim of what his allies said appeared to be a poisoning engineered by the Kremlin. Navalny’s organization was scrambling to make arrangements to transfer him to Germany for treatment; a German […]

Court upholds ban on Navalny running for Russian presidency

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s highest court on Saturday upheld a decision barring opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running for president in March. The Supreme Court turned down Navalny’s appeal against the Central Election Commission, ruling that the commission’s decision to bar him from the race fully conforms to law. President Vladimir Putin, whose approval ratings […]

Moscow police detaining opposition protesters

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Russian opposition protest (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Riot police in Moscow have begun detaining demonstrators in an unsanctioned opposition rally in the center of the city. An Associated Press reporter saw at least three demonstrators detained on Tverskaya Street, a main thoroughfare leading from the Red Square area. […]