A court in Russia has suspended Alexei Navalny's prison sentence. He's the country's top opposition leader, and had been sentenced to five years in jail for embezzlement.
A parliamentary committee in United Kingdom released a report saying the British government is being undermined by the laundering of proceeds of Russian corruption. The money finances Moscow's aggressive foreign policy.
The Russian parliament's new sanctions bill against the US is significantly watered-down from the tough legislation initially introduced. Analysts say the Kremlin fears public backlash and scaring off foreign investors.
Nearly 1,600 protesters were arrested during anti-Putin protests across the country. Human rights groups have called on Russian authorities to "immediately release all peaceful protesters."
Under the motto "He is not our tsar," Russians have taken to the streets to decry a fourth term by President Vladimir Putin. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained along with many other protesters, a monitor says.
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