Saint Petersburg

A man holds a white sign with lettering in Russian. He is surrounded by dozens of others. The sign says "Putin, you are not my president."

Russia’s Navalny arrested as thousands protest upcoming presidential election

Global Politics

Rallies were held in dozens of cities in freezing temperatures as people protested ‘pseudo-elections’

A crowd of people hold up red cards showing their support for Alexia Navalny. Behind them are some of St. Petersburg's famous landmarks.

Thousands of Russians endorse Navalny to challenge Putin in March vote

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One of the reported targets of the planned attack: the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, in St Petersburg

Russia thanks CIA for tip that thwarted terror attack

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General view of emergency services attending the scene outside Sennaya Ploshchad metro station, following explosions in two train carriages in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 3.

Russia is investigating the St. Petersburg metro blast as a suspected ‘act of terror’


Russia grants bail to most of the Greenpeace activists charged with hooliganism

Conflict & Justice
A passenger train starts, with a green carriage which is believed to transport 30 people who were arrested over a Greenpeace protest at the Prirazlomnaya oil rig seen in the train formation, in Murmansk on the way to St. Petersburg, November 11, 2013.

Greenpeace activist tells of life in a Russian prison

Conflict & Justice

On September 19th, Russian journalist Andrey Allakhverdov was aboard the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise protesting at an Arctic oil rig, when Russian authorities arrested the entire crew. His letters from a prison in Murmansk tell a story of uncertainty, yet reasonable treatment.