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Russian opposition leader Navalny wins EU’s Sakharov Award

BRUSSELS: The European Parliament on Wednesday awarded jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny the acclaimed Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The award, named after Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov, recognises individuals who have made an “outstanding contribution to protecting freedom of

Putin warns West of harsh response if it crosses ‘red lines’

MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin warned the West not to cross Russia’s “red lines”, saying Moscow would respond swiftly and harshly to any provocations and those responsible would regret it. At a time of acute crisis in ties with the United

Russian court jails Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny

MOSCOW: A Russian court jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Tuesday in a ruling the opposition politician blamed on President Vladimir Putin’s personal hatred and fear of him. The Moscow court handed Navalny a three-and-a-half-year sentence, but his lawyer said