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Navalny is due to appear in court later on Monday following his detention on his release from jail/AFP / Vasily MAXIMOV

Kremlic critic Navalny detained on release from prison

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained Monday immediately following his release from prison after serving a 30-day sentence for an unauthorised protest. “Alexei Navalny was detained outside the detention centre,” his spokeswoman, Kira Yarmysh, wrote on Twitter, adding that the politician was taken to a central Moscow police station. Yarmysh said President Vladimir Putin’s …

A more conventional election image in Moscow shows President Putin alongside the caption 'Strong President, Strong Russia'

‘Adults only’: ads and viral videos aim to sex up Russian election

A topless model lies in front of a Russian flag, apparently studying a campaign brochure, as a second young woman prepares to cast a vote in her lingerie. “What happens in the polling booth stays in the polling booth,” says one page of sponsored content in the Russian edition of men’s magazine Maxim. Another image …


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