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In Russian Far East city, discontent smolders amid election

KHABAROVSK, Russia (AP) — The handful of demonstrators gathering each evening in Khabarovsk are a shadow of the masses who took part in an unusually sustained wave of protests last year in the Russian...

EXPLAINER: How Navalny election tool challenges the Kremlin

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his embattled allies are not running in the Sept. 19 parliamentary election, but they still hope to challenge the ruling United Ru...

Andrei Sakharov's path from bombmaker to human rights icon

The Sakharov Center in Moscow had been hoping to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the famous Soviet nuclear physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov with a photo exhibition. But authorit...

Can imprisoned Navalny draw 500,000 protesters in Russia?

After protests in the winter led to the arrest of thousands of people across Russia, supporters of the imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny have announced new events. There are to be street pro...

Putin weighs future options as he marks 20 years in power

MOSCOW (AP) — As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks two decades in power , he boasts about his achievements but remains coy about his political future — a reticence that fuels wild speculation ab...

As he begins a new term, Putin pushes lofty goals for Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — If Vladimir Putin fulfills the goals he's set for his new six-year term as president, Russia in 2024 will be far advanced in new technologies and artificial intelligence, many of its not...

Russian indicted by US seen as doing favors for Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Thirty years ago, he was in prison. A decade ago, he was serving fancy meals to President Vladimir Putin. A week ago, he was among 13 Russians indicted in Washington on charges of meddli...

AP Interview: Ksenia Sobchak makes Russian election glitter

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's top foe in next month's election isn't a candidate; it's public apathy. But he has one rival who could draw voters to the polls: the ...

Russia struggles with legacy of 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

MOSCOW (AP) — They played key roles in Russia's 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, which triggered a civil war that killed millions, devastated the country and redrew its borders. A century later, their desce...

Russia struggles with legacy of 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

MOSCOW (AP) — They played key roles in Russia's 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, which triggered a civil war that killed millions, devastated the country and redrew its borders. A century later, their desce...

Russia struggles with legacy of 1917 Bolshevik Revolution

MOSCOW (AP) — They played key roles in Russia's 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, which triggered a civil war that killed millions, devastated the country and redrew its borders. A century later, their desce...