The Life and Death of Putin Gadfly Alexei Navalny

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who reportedly died under murky circumstances in a brutal prison camp at the age of 47 on Friday, was a fierce critic of strongman Vladimir Putin and the corruption of the Russian elite.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures as he delivers a speech during a demonst

PICS: Russian Warplane Crashes Into Family Homes

MOSCOW (AP) – A Russian warplane slammed into a residential building in the Siberian city of Irkutsk on Sunday, killing both crewmembers, authorities said. It was the second time in less than a week that a combat jet crashed in a residential area in Russia.


Reports: Russia Detains 4,600 at Ukraine War Protests

Russia detained at least 4,600 people at protests against the war in Ukraine on Sunday, 1,700 of them in Moscow. Protesters used social media to accuse the police of using excessive force to make the arrests, including shots of detainees beaten bloody with police batons.

Police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukrain

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Allegedly Poisoned

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been frequently arrested and legally harassed for his unrelenting criticism of President Vladimir Putin, became seriously ill while flying from Siberia to moscow on Thursday and was placed on a ventilator. Navalny spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh claimed he has been poisoned.

A still image taken from an AFPTV footage shows opposition leader Alexei Navalny attending