A little-known police agency known as Center E is cracking down on dissent.
Protesters and unions worry workers won't live to see the new retirement age.
Igor Rudnikov, a Russian opposition figure and journalist, lost his newspaper—and his political career—over accusations that he's a U.S. resident.
Russia is hoping the World Cup will improve its international image, which may be a challenge considering the Kremlin has been accused of war crimes in Syria and Ukraine, spy poisonings in Britain and election meddling in the U.S. and other Western countries.
The Kremlin has closed Jehovah's Witnesses prayer halls and banned the group's translation of the Bible as part of a campaign against minority religions.
Russia's top business leaders saw their fortunes fall precipitously.
For Kremlin critics, the much-vaunted anti-corruption campaign is a sham aimed at boosting Vladimir Putin's image ahead of Russia's presidential election.
In Russia, poverty, corruption and inequality are rampant. So why do so many here seem to love Vladimir Putin?
Authorities are facing mass opposition to plans to forcibly remove residents from their homes in favor of new construction that many say will only benefit rich developers and their partners in government.
Some in Russia are lauding Trump's nomination of the Exxon CEO for secretary of state, although opponents say it 'would take a miracle for Tillerson to criticize Russia on human rights.'
As Russia's economy sputters, nostalgia for the country's Communist past continues to grow.
Russia's 12.5 million disabled people are rarely seen in public—and some Russians prefer it that way.
Intravenous drug use, lack of sex education and conservative policies have sent HIV infection rates soaring in Russia.