Russia’s opposition after Nemtsov – the key questions
What does the future hold for Russian politics after one of its most prominent opposition activists was gunned down in front of CCTV cameras, just 200 metres from the Kremlin?
Russian elections ‘clearly skewed’ in favour of Putin
International monitors say Vladimir Putin’s victory in the Russian presidential elections was “unfair”- as protests take place in Moscow and St Petersburg.
Russia’s opposition: fighting Putin at the polls
As Vladimir Putin is elected to serve a third term as Russian president, Nick Sturdee asks three activists from across the political spectrum why they have campaigned against him.
Russia in 2012: how the mighty are fallen
As Russia struggles to maintain political clout in the Middle East by its support for the Assad regime, Channel 4 News considers if the global reach of the once mighty Soviet empire has dwindled.
Will Putin’s Petersburg past come back to haunt him?
On the eve of Russia’s presidential election, Lindsey Hilsum discovers that more and more people are now interested in digging up Vladimir Putin’s past to challenge him in the future.
Has Putin’s FSB turned Russia into a police state?
Russia’s FSB – successor to the KGB – has become even more powerful on Vladimir Putin’s watch. How have the security services come to occupy such a prominent position in the world’s largest country?
Putin ‘assassination plot’ foiled
An attempt to assassinate Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is thwarted by Ukrainian special services, according to a pro-government television station.
‘Undemocratic’ Putin fires Russia’s opposition
Vladimir Putin’s anti-democratic reforms and his decision to stand for president again have galvanised protest in Russia. Channel 4 News assesses the parties and the politicians who oppose him.