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Pussy Riot members briefly arrested in Sochi
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhin and several others detained by police as they walked through Olympic host city.
Last updated: 19 Feb 2014 00:20 GMT
US and Russian envoys in Pussy Riot spat
Two ambassadors to UN exchange jibes over Russian punk protest band after US envoy's meeting with two of its members.
Last updated: 06 Feb 2014 05:22 GMT
Left Behind: Russian prisoners who didn't make the headlines
Despite the recent amnesty, many political prisoners in Russia remain behind bars, waiting for justice.
Last updated: 18 Jan 2014 16:31 GMT
Russia approves sweeping amnesty to prisoners
Parliament passes bill that could free thousands of political prisoners and activists, including Pussy Riot members.
Last updated: 18 Dec 2013 17:03 GMT
Putin's homophobic nationalism
Putin's right-wing rhetoric, demonising homosexuals and feminists is an attempt to stimulate his waning popularity.
Last updated: 31 Oct 2013 08:11 GMT
Pussy Riot member put in solitary confinement
Jailed member of feminist punk-band Pussy Riot, moved into solitary confinement for protesting against harsh conditions.
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Last updated: 24 Sep 2013 17:13 GMT
Court rejects Pussy Riot member parole appeal
Second appeal by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, jailed for hooliganism for anti-Putin song in Moscow cathedral, is rejected.
Last updated: 26 Jul 2013 10:35 GMT
Russia's Pussy Riot activist pleas for parole
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, convicted in 2012 for hooliganism, says she has spent "enough time in the prison camp".
Last updated: 26 Apr 2013 10:25 GMT
Moscow court frees one Pussy Riot member
Appeals court suspends decision over Yekaterina Samutsevich's part in protest against Putin in Moscow cathedral.
Last updated: 10 Oct 2012 21:45 GMT
Russia court bans 'extremist' anti-Islam film
Ombudsman opposes ruling against 'Innocence of Muslims', arguing it is harmful to freedom of expression.
Last updated: 01 Oct 2012 15:50 GMT
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In Pictures: Kashmir's spinning trouble
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