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Vladimir Putin depicted as Hercules in Moscow art exhibition

Vladimir Putin may not be a god, but he is a superhero. That was the message at an exhibition of paintings depicting the Russian president as Hercules, held at a small Moscow gallery space on Monday.

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Pussy Riot takes Kremlin to European court of human rights for 'punk prayer' imprisonment

Two members of the feminist group Pussy Riot are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights (ECHR) over their imprisonment for a 2012 "punk prayer" protest at a Moscow cathedral.

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Garry Kasparov tries to unseat Russian who has ruled world chess for 18 years

Former world champion stands against Kirsan Ilyumzhinov who has upset many because of his links to dictators and aliens

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