Human rights researcher Tanya Lokshina tells how she was blackmailed over her pregnancy.
It's now 21 years since the end of the Soviet Union, but Russia's politics are still strikingly teenage in nature.
A population that lives in fear of state violence, and a 99 per cent election tally that could have come from the Soviet era - welcome to Putin's Russia.
The trial of Pussy Riot is encouraging Russians to talk openly about corruption. But how is their message being received in a country where feminism is still a dirty word?
The punk band are on trial because of who they are, not what they did.
The treatment of Pussy Riot says much about the close relationship between Church and Kremlin in Putin's Russia.
The ten must-read opinion pieces from today's US papers.
Demonstrations can no longer be broken up with a few whacks.
Putin expressed exasperation with the west and repeated the slights, hurts and pains of the past dec