The measure, which would significantly raise the retirement age, were introduced at the beginning of the World Cup -- a day when protests were prohibited.
Ukrainian protesters have accused President Volodymyr Zelenskiy of surrendering to Russia with his plan for local elections in the pro-Russian separatist east. The region has faced five years of violent conflict.
Around 20,000 people rallied in central Moscow demanding the release of political prisoners. Several opposition activists are in jail after a summer of protests that sparked a harsh crackdown on dissent by the Kremlin.
Opposition leader Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation has been declared a "foreign agent" by Russian authorities. The organization says the move is aimed at hindering its investigative work.
Free after more than five years in a Russian jail, Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov tells DW about surviving torture, the Maidan uprising and his "little dream" of seeing Vladimir Putin answer for his actions in court.
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