Russian anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny lost the Moscow mayor's race, but he's calling for a recount -- and a runoff election. He claims that Sunday's contest was rigged.
A Russian court has ordered a leading opposition figure placed under house arrest. It ruled that Alexei Navalny had violated the terms of a travel ban imposed upon him in 2012.
A Moscow court has sentenced seven people to up to four years in prison for their part in a mass protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin in 2012. An eighth avoided a jail sentence.
Crimea's pro-Moscow parliament has voted to join Russia. Meanwhile, European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels to decide how to respond to Russia's military incursion into the Ukrainian peninsula.
Sources in Ukraine say armed men thought to be pro-Russian have stormed a Crimea military post and put the barracks under siege. No shots were understood to have been fired, with Ukrainian troops barricaded inside.
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