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Since President Vladimir Putin came to power, hundreds of activists have been forced from politics or pushed to the margins as the Kremlin has tightened its grip on Russia. RFE/RL spoke to three former activists who have chosen to fold up their banners. More
Vladimir Putin said there would be "serious consequences" after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane on November 24. More
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan often look like mirror images of strong, authoritarian nationalists. That could make it difficult for them to compromise over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet. More
Crimea has been dealing with massive power shortages since unidentified saboteurs knocked down electricity pylons on the Ukrainian mainland last weekend. Residents of the region taken over by Russia last year are putting on brave faces, but frustration is mounting. More
What are the wider implications after a Russian jet was shot down by Turkey close to the Syrian border? More
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