Alexei Navalny

The app Smart Voting is displayed on an iPhone screen in Moscow, Russia

Apple, Google remove opposition app as Russian voting begins


Apple and Google have come under pressure in recent weeks, with Russian officials telling them to remove the Smart Voting app from their online stores.

A man wearing a red cardigan with dark hair walks near a police officer.

After raid and arrest, Russian journalist ‘will just keep doing my job,’ he says

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the Villa la Grange, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Biden and Putin both place a ‘high priority’ on cybersecurity, says presidential adviser after Geneva summit

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Contentious Keystone XL pipeline project canceled

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Leonid Volkov wears a white shirt and raises his hand in the air while speaking in front of a blue and white background.

‘Fighting corruption in Russia is now being called extremism,’ says Alexei Navalny’s top strategist

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Biden lifts his hands at podium wearing a suit with Harris and Pelosi standing behind him, clapping.

US President Biden in speech to Congress: ‘America is rising anew’

Top of The World

In today’s Top of the World, Biden delivers his first State of the Union address; Turkey enters its first nationwide lockdown amid surging COVID-19 cases and deaths; and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny appears in court for first time after three-week hunger strike.

Alexei Navalny wears a plaid shirt and looks a bit startled with his eyes widened at the camera.

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny’s health warrants ‘justified, grave concern,’ says his adviser


Vladimir Milov tells The World that after the third week of Navalny’s hunger strike in prison, “there is a grave danger to his health.”

A soccer ball with stars on it rests on a green field near a white line and a soccer ball on the other side.

Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league

Top of The World

In today’s Top of the Word: Breakaway European soccer clubs launch new league; Russian dissident Alexei Navalny hospitalized after third week of hunger strike; New Zealand and Australia create two-way travel bubble with quarantine-free travel.

A large crowd of people are shown with arms locked standing opposite a line of police wearing riot gear with black helmets.

Pro-Navalny protesters clash with Russian police; Dutch protests erupt over COVID-19 curfew; Mexican president tests positive for coronavirus

Top of The World

On Saturday, Russian police clashed with thousands of protesters who took to the streets amid freezing temps across the country, demanding the immediate release of opposition figure and prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny.

In this file photo, Russian opposition leader Vladimir Kara-Murza, vice chairman of Open Russia, testifies before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs about "Civil Society Perspectives on Russia" on Capi

Russian opposition politician: ‘Two dictatorships in Europe are two too many’

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Banishing enemies, fraudulent polls and politically motivated poisonings are all too familiar for Vladimir Kara-Murza, vice president of the Free Russia Foundation, who spoke to The World’s host Marco Werman.