Moscow court passes four-year suspended sentence for Ukrainian library’s ex-head

Moscow's Meshchansky district court has passed a four-year suspended sentence for former head of Moscow's Ukrainian Literature Library Natalia Sharina, 59, who was charged with extremism and embezzlement, according to an UNIAN correspondent in Russia. The sentence was announced by judge Yelena

Russia protests: Opposition leader Navalny arrested

Thousands of people have joined rallies nationwide, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over corruption allegations, reports with reference to the BBC. Most of the marches were illegal, organised without official permission. Police have been deployed in large numbers,

Amnesty International office in Moscow closed by Russian authorities

A staff member said that the locks have been replaced and the power is shut off. In a statement, Amnesty International said they have called the Moscow municipality for an explanation, but without satisfactory results, reports. The Russian branch of Amnesty International

Activists hung flag of Ukraine in Moscow to honor the 2nd anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity

Activists of the "Unity of Equals" hung the flag of Ukraine on the building in Moscow downtown to honor the 2nd anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity. They also hung Russian flag, designed as a “European-Russian” flag, reports. Activists of the

Bashar Assad moved his family to Moscow

According to Russian media, while Syrian President Bashar Assad was meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, the Assad family picked out an accommodation, reports. Part of the Syrian delegation, which also arrived in Moscow, has caused quite a stir at