- 19 July 2013
(Reuters) - Russia unexpectedly freed opposition leader Alexei Navalny on bail on Friday, bending to the will of thousands of protesters who denounced his five-year jail sentence as a crude attempt by President Vladimir Putin to silence him.
Putin's spokesman called the protesters "mobs" and warned that the rallies were illegal.
- 13 July 2013
A truck laden with gravel smashes into a bus full of passengers, tearing the vehicle in two and causing multiple injuries.
Eighteen people have been killed and at least 40 injured in a road crash outside Moscow, according to Russian officials.