Russia recalls envoy after Biden says ‘killer’ Putin will ‘pay the price’
However, the US says its ambassador to Russia will remain in Moscow.
Russia sues social media giants for not deleting calls for youth protests
The cases were opened after nationwide protests over last month’s jailing of Alexei Navalny, a prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin.
White House imposes sanctions on Moscow for poisoning opposition leader Navalny
Russian leader Vladimir Putin has always denied poisoning Navalny, saying if his security services had done the job Navalny would not have survived.
Valentine’s Day show of support for Navalny with candlelight vigils across Russia
There were no large-scale arrests or clashes with the police although law enforcement agencies said that people taking part in unsanctioned rallies could face criminal charges.
‘Merciless’ Russia may face new sanctions over Navalny, says EU
The EU's top diplomat says Russia wants to break away from Europe and divide the West.
Germany, Poland, Sweden expel Russians in diplomatic tit-for-tat over Navalny demos
Moscow says the expelled EU diplomats had participated in demonstrations in support of jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny.
Jailed Kremlin critic calls Putin ‘the Underwear Poisoner’
The West is considering imposing sanctions on Russia over its handling of the case, though options are limited.