On this day in 1861, Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
He ran without opposition, and the election simply confirmed the decision that had been made by the Confederate Congress earlier in the year.
Once the video went live, Navalny called for nationwide anti-corruption protests on 26 March – and they ultimately drew an estimated 60,000 participants in more than 80 cities.
More than 1,000 protesters were arrested in Moscow, including Navalny and his entire staff; Navalny himself was fined 20,000 roubles (£280) and sentenced to 15 days in jail.
During his visit, he pleaded with the American government and people to support Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev’s policies of glasnost (political openness) and perestroika (economic reforms), and so ensure the success of...
, Yekaterina Velikaya), born Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country's longest-ruling female leader and arguably the most renowned (although Peter the Great was the only Tsar officially designated as "The Great").
Carroll was born in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, in 1735.
Using drone footage and Medvedev’s own Instagram account, the video alleged that Medvedev used a complicated scheme to channel billions of roubles into mansions and a yacht.
She came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was assassinated.
Russia was revitalised under her reign, growing larger as well as stronger in military terms and becoming recognised as one of the great powers of Europe.
Despite the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union which resulted in the split between Russia and Ukraine, hundreds of monuments to the founder of modern Russia survived the transition.
Over the last months, however, many have been toppled: This map – based on accounts of activists -- shows the massive demolition of Ukrainian Lenin monuments in 2014 alone.