Russian activist Ildar Dadin is set to receive the Boris Nemtsov Prize 2017. He will be honored for his contribution to upholding freedom of expression. But the Kremlin critic won't pick up the award himself - DW explains why.
By pretending that a prominent Kremlin critic had been killed in Kyiv, Ukrainian intelligence says it wanted to expose a genuine Russian plot to murder the investigative journalist. But many questions remain unanswered.
After serving a 30-day jail sentence in Moscow, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was detained again while leaving jail, according to his aide. Navalny is once again being accused of violating protest laws.
Opposition activist Nadezhda Mityushkina has won this year's Boris Nemtsov Prize, named after the murdered Kremlin critic. She told DW the persecution of political dissidents in Russia is growing worse by the week.
People in the tiny north Caucasus region are taking to the streets over a secretive land treaty with Chechnya. Unlike protests elsewhere in Russia, the demonstrations are supported by the elite – and even the police.
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