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Up to $30bn 'stolen' from Sochi Olympic funds
Putin opponents claim Russian business people and officials have siphoned billions intended to fund 2014 Winter Games.
Last updated: 30 May 2013 18:38 GMT
Sochi's dubious steps to the perfect Olympics
With less than a year until the Winter Games begin, Russia promises the best Olympics ever, despite experts' criticism.
Last updated: 24 Apr 2013 20:35 GMT
Russian parties merge in push against Putin
Opposition unites People's Freedom Party and Republican Party of Russia to strengthen fight against President Putin.
Last updated: 16 Jun 2012 21:26 GMT
Hundreds held in Putin inauguration protest
Police in Moscow clash with protesters opposed to installation of president-elect, taking at least 400 into custody.
Last updated: 09 May 2012 09:24 GMT
Putin sworn in as Russia's president
Vladimir Putin attends glittering Kremlin ceremony a day after police clashed with thousands of protesters in Moscow.
Last updated: 09 May 2012 09:17 GMT
Russian activists hold Red Square protest
The square next to the Kremlin has generally been off limits to opposition protests.
Last updated: 09 Apr 2012 01:21 GMT
Reading the Russian election
Viewing the Russian election as a classical standoff between repression and liberty distorts more than it clarifies.
Last updated: 04 Mar 2012 08:17 GMT
Putin - our president!
The lack of a credible alternative to Putin in the upcoming Russian elections leaves voters 'a choice without a choice'.
Last updated: 03 Mar 2012 09:54 GMT
Moscow protesters explain their positions
Protesters at pro-Putin and opposition rallies tell Al Jazeera what they hope to achieve.
Last updated: 29 Feb 2012 16:15 GMT
How to be in opposition in Russia
Russia's official opposition parties stand accused of cutting a Kremlin deal to secure Vladimir Putin's third term.
Last updated: 03 Dec 2011 10:11 GMT
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Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
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