After over 10 years in a Russian prison camp, Putin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been pardoned and freed. He flew straight to Germany on Thursday.
A new survey published by German public broadcaster ARD shows Germans trust Russia more than the US. America's brand appears to have suffered considerably since the election of Donald Trump as US president last year.
Two Crimean Tatar activists sentenced for political activities by Russian authorities have been freed after an intervention by Turkey's president. The men were jailed as Moscow clamped down on the separatists.
A soldier suspected of planning a terrorist attack disguised as a refugee has been released due to insufficient evidence. The case of Franco A. has drawn attention to right-wing extremists among the German army's ranks.
Moscow has outlawed Open Russia and two other NGOs associated with former oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Open Russia has called for an anti-Putin protest this Saturday in Moscow.
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