Russia's lone climate protester pushes for Fridays for Future movement
An estimated four million people took to the streets for the Global Climate Strike this week. But in Moscow, one demonstrator has been protesting alone for months, pushing for climate awareness and to create a movement.
Moscow's forgotten periphery
Moscow's Chertanovo district is a social flashpoint: Residents are poor, the area decrepit and the rich city center far away. And city planners warn that this inequality will only get worse if things don't change.
Russian opposition figure detained upon release from jail
No sooner had he walked out of a Moscow jail than activist Ilya Yashin was detained for a third time, accused of urging mass protests. Several opposition politicians are barred from next month's Moscow city elections.
Moscow protests pressuring Vladimir Putin find female standard-bearer
Moscow's wave of protests has no leader, but 31-year-old Lyubov Sobol has emerged as one of its most visible protagonists. Instead of participating in a weekend protest, she was detained by police in the Russian capital.
Russia: Protesters defy ban on opposition rally in Moscow
Thousands of demonstrators are expected to turn out in support of opposition candidates for Moscow's city council election. The rally follows the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Wednesday.
Russia launches German space telescope to map cosmos
Roskosmos has launched a German-Russian space telescope to replace Moscow's Hubble-like Spektr-R. The telescope will allow scientists to observe more than 100,000 galaxy clusters, marking "the beginning of a new era."
Moscow garbage revolts
Defying intimidation attempts, thousands of people in Arkhangelsk, a city some 1,200 kilometers north of Moscow, have taken to the streets to protest plans to ship Moscow's garbage to their province.
President Ashraf Ghani cornered as Afghan politicians meet Taliban in Moscow
Over 90 prominent opponents of Afghan President Ghani are meeting Taliban representatives in Moscow to discuss peace. The move has further sidelined the president and could pave the way for US exit from Afghanistan.