The Listening Post

Russia's big patriotic screen: Making films for the motherland

Russia's cinematic efforts to produce patriotic films and documentaries.

Russia

Russia's top opposition leader barred from leaving country

Alexei Navalny was stopped from leaving Russia over an unpaid fine, a move he said was illegal.

Russia's top opposition leader barred from leaving country

United States

Putin meets Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions

US security adviser's meeting with Russia's leader comes days after Trump voiced plan to end major arms control treaty.

Putin meets Bolton amid nuclear treaty exit tensions

Talk to Al Jazeera

Beyond tutus: Svetlana Zakharova on ballet in Putin's Russia

Bolshoi Ballet's prima ballerina discusses ballet, Russia-Ukraine relations, #MeToo, and the arts in Putin's Russia.

Russia

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed from prison

Navalny, one of Putin's biggest political rivals, was in prison for organising protests against the Kremlin.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny freed from prison

Asia

India signs $5bn deal with Russia that risks US ties

New Delhi signs $5bn deal to buy one of the most advanced missile defence systems amid looming threat of US sanctions.

India signs S-400 deal with Russia sidestepping US opposition

Asia

India signs $5bn deal to purchase Russian S-400 missile system

President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi sign deal despite the looming threat of sanctions by the US.

India signs $5bn deal to purchase Russian S-400 missile system

Russia

Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Skripal a 'traitor' and 'scumbag'

In his toughest remarks on the poisoning case to date, Russian president says Skripal is a "traitor to the homeland".

Putin calls poisoned ex-spy Skripal a 'traitor' and 'scumbag'

Europe

Russia annuls local election results marred by fraud

Unprecedented move came after claims of vote-rigging in favour of a candidate backed by Putin sparked protests.

Russia cancels local election results in Far East after protests

Russia

Russian official calls for election rerun over vote fraud

Head of the Central Election Commission said fraud had been identified in a gubernatorial race in eastern Russia.

Russian official calls for election rerun over vote fraud

Opinion

What does Russia want in northwest Syria?

Although it is currently in Russia's interest to de-escalate tensions in Idlib, an attack is still likely.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev

Leonid Issaev

Human Rights

Pussy Riot's Pyotr Verzilov in Berlin after alleged poisoning

The anti-Kremlin activist fell ill earlier this week shortly after he was interviewed by Al Jazeera.

Pussy Riot's Pyotr Verzilov in Berlin after alleged poisoning

Russia

Pussy Riot activist hospitalised after 'poisoning'

Petr Versilov had difficulty seeing, speaking and moving when he fell ill and was hospitalised in Moscow.

Pussy Riot activist Verzilov hospitalised after suspect poisoning

Russia

Putin wants to end 70-year-old dispute with Japan over islands

Russia and Japan are involved in a dispute over Kuril islands, captured by the Soviet Union at World War II's end.

Russia

Putin: Skripal poisoning suspects 'not criminals'

Russian president says Moscow knows identity of the two men accused by UK of attempting to murder former double agent.

Putin: Skripal poisoning suspects 'civilians, not criminals'