26 Feb 2012 08:13 GMT
A tycoon known more for being a playboy than politically active, Prokhorov is running in Russia's presidential poll.
05 Mar 2012 01:38 GMT
Popular prime minister and twice former president has brushed aside protests against his rule in bid for third term.
26 Feb 2012 08:15 GMT
Communist party's Zyuganov and A Just Russia's Mironov call for a return to the socialist model.
26 Feb 2012 10:04 GMT
The outspoken right-wing nationalist tells Russians to vote for him or "it will get worse".
04 Mar 2012 15:56 GMT
Under Putin, a new middle class has emerged, but socio-economic changes haven't yet translated into political clout.
04 Mar 2012 07:47 GMT
Opposition members hope a victory for Vladimir Putin will allow him to reconsider policy towards Damascus.
02 Mar 2012 19:24 GMT
With a male life expectancy of 62 and a shrinking population, Russia's demographic decline has become an election issue.
29 Feb 2012 16:15 GMT
Protesters at pro-Putin and opposition rallies tell Al Jazeera what they hope to achieve.
Christopher True 01 Mar 2012 10:44 GMT
Several candidates running for Russia's presidential election are seeking to exploit growing nationalistic sentiments.
26 Feb 2012 08:16 GMT
With little changed since December's disputed poll, the advantages appear stacked in favour of a Putin presidency.
Calls for fair elections and issues such as country's chronic demographic and corruption problems dominate campaigning.
Getting one's name on the ballot sheet for the presidential election is mission impossible for most aspiring candidates.
An in-depth look at where Russia's presidential candidates stand on foreign policy, the economy and more.
Opposition supporters have staged a series of protests since Russia's disputed parliamentary elections in December.
06 Mar 2012 10:06 GMT
As Putin returns to serve a third term as president, we ask if Russia is heading in the right direction.
25 Feb 2012 12:40 GMT
Inside Story asks if victory for the Russian prime minister in upcoming presidential election is a foregone conclusion.
07 Feb 2012 17:27 GMT
Anti-Putin activists find creative ways to speak out ahead of elections.
26 Jan 2012 11:30 GMT
A look at why Russia Today often seems more interested in reviving the Cold War than reporting on real Russian stories.
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President orders examination of charges against jailed ex-oil tycoon, believed by many to be politically motivated.
Victory seems certain for current prime minister, despite wave of protests, economic problems and tension with the West.
Russian prime minister expected to win Sunday's presidential elections, as opposition plans demonstration in Moscow.
Facing biggest challenge yet in 12 years of rule, PM rejects demand for election rerun but promises "clean" March vote.
Kremlin panel says it has proof of mass violations in parliamentary poll, as anti-Putin protests erupt across country.
Opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny cheered by supporters after spending 15 days in police custody over protests.
President breaks silence as activists plan another large anti-government protest for December 24.
PM accuses Clinton of giving a "signal" to opposition activists after polls critics say were marred by fraud.
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