Government of Russia

Russian opposition figure and former owner of the Yukos Oil Company Mikhail Khodorkovsky speaks during a press conference with Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs at the "Esperanza" hotel in Paunguriai village

Russia must change its power structure to get back on a democratic path, opposition figure says


Russian businessman and opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky recently released a new book, “The Russia Conundrum: How the West Fell for Putin’s Power Gambit — and How to Fix It.” He spoke with The World’s host Marco Werman about Russia, President Vladimir Putin and the war in Ukraine.

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’

Human rights
A man speaks from a podium in front of an audience. He is flanked by Russian flags and screens

Russia’s cabinet resigns and it’s all part of Putin’s plan

Vladimir Putin walks between two rows of people clapping their hands and taking photos with their cell phones

20 years of Putin in power: A timeline

Conflict & Justice
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk

Russia reacts to the ‘oligarch list’

Global Politics
Zhanna Nemtsova, daughter of Russian leading opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, reacts during his funeral in Moscow on March 3, 2015.

‘I cannot keep silent,’ says Boris Nemtsov’s daughter


Zhanna Nemtsova, the 30-year old daughter of murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, is pointing the finger at the Russian government for the death of her father. But hopes that his killing may unite Russia’s opposition seem faint.

The body of Boris Nemtsov moves through long lines of mourners in Moscow.

Lines snake through Moscow as thousands mourn Boris Nemtsov

Global Politics

Russian dignitaries, including the widow of former President Boris Yeltsin, turned out on Tuesday to mourn murdered activist Boris Nemtsov. They were joined by many ordinary citizens, who seem to be ready for a larger movement in the wake of Nemtsov’s death.

A member of a tank crew from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Army sits on top of a tank at a checkpoint on the road from the town of Vuhlehirsk to Debaltseve on February 18, 2015.

How judo master Putin has outmaneuvered the West over Ukraine’s ceasefire


The ceasefire in Ukraine is shaky at best, and has failed to stop fighting in the eastern part of the country. And despite ongoing negotiations with Ukraine and Western leaders, it seems that’s exactly how Russian President Vladimir Putin likes it.

The World

Is that Putin’s daughter doing a flip? A Russian journalist says it is.

Global Politics

Vladimir Putin almost never talks publicly about his family. But now a Russian journalist has identified her as a competitive dancer.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin makes his annual New Year address to the nation in Moscow December 31, 2014.

Five corrupt moves that helped make Putin the most powerful man in Russia

Global Politics

Russian President Vladimir Putin sits at the top of a power structure he helped create. But it wasn’t always this way. He was once an unemployed KGB agent looking for a job. He proved a master at upward mobility.