Ildar Dadin was convicted in December 2015 of breaking strict new legislation regulating public demonstrations. He is the only person to have been convicted under the law passed by Russia in 2014.
Noting that in Putin's Russia there is a popular song lauding the many admirable traits of Russia's leader, John Oliver decided to create his own song in the hopes of warning President Trump.
If Putin's opposition and Kim Jung UN's brother had been shot, not poisoned, the cases would have been easier to solve.
Amid Putin's broader crackdown on foreign and human rights groups, Russian Jews begin to feel they are not immune to the effects of living in an increasingly authoritarian state.
Emmanuel Macron is seen winning big against far right Marine Le Pen, who has received funds in the past from a Russian lender and pledged to have good relations with Russia if elected.
When Russia's president raised the possibility of extending the Obama-era treaty in a phone call, Trump paused to ask his aides what the treaty was, sources say.
Russian court finds opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny guilty of embezzling timber, which means he can no longer run for president.
'It sounds like Trump’s defending Putin because he’s about to get caught for the exact same thing,' quipped the 'Late Night' host.
The deployment is designed to beef up the defense of eastern Europe and send a signal of resolve to Russia, which has denounced the build-up as an act of aggression.
Putin's spokesman also demands an apology from Fox News for 'unacceptable' reference to the Russian leader as 'a killer' during an interview with the U.S. president.