Alec Luhn is a Moscow-based journalist who has written for The Guardian, The Independent, Slate, GlobalPost, and other publications.
Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence.
But legislative changes are making it still more difficult for opposition candidates to win.
Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address.
The anti-corruption activist’s mayoral campaign in Moscow is dividing voters, while testing the country’s diminished opposition party.
Russian lawmakers claim it would curb US access to Russian Internet data. But the real goal, critics say, would be to enable greater Russian surveillance over online activist activity.
'A Punk Prayer' distills the group's protest and trial into a parable on Vladimir Putin's free speech crackdown.
The well-known musician talks about the adoption ban, Pussy Riot and the future of the opposition movement.
Good opportunities for young Native American journalists to break into the broadcast media.