Millions of Russians work off the books. Known as "Garazhniki," they make furniture, fix cars and do odd jobs. Now, President Putin hopes to legalize them and collect taxes. But many think they'll resist.
Vladimir Putin is eager to leave his post after his next term, the Kremlin critic and onetime Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky says. He urged Russian voters to send a "message" in Sunday's election.
It's the stuff of spy novels, but the alleged poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury is far from fiction and has drawn comparisons with the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko. Samira Shackle reports.
The United States imposed sanctions on five Russians, including Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya and an ally of President Putin. Kadyrov is accused committing human rights abuses including murder and torture.
The French deputy ambassador to Mosow has been summoned following the arrest of Suleiman Kerimov in Nice. The Russian oligarch and senator is accused of tax evasion.
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