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VIDEO REPORTS

THE POWER VERTICAL: Lukashenka Plays Chicken

Is Belarus’s president crazy, or crazy, like a fox?

Ukrainian Soldiers Under Fire, Despite Ease In Fighting

Following a week of intense attacks, shelling appeared to ease somewhat around the government-held, eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiyivka, but soldiers there said they still come under fire from Russia-backed separatists.

Evolution Of A Revolutionary: Aleksei Naval’ny

How did an anticorruption crusader rise to become Russia's most prominent Kremlin opponent?

OTHER NEWS

Russia Puts Air Force On Alert To Test Readiness

President Vladimir Putin has put the Russian Air Force on high alert for a snap inspection, the latest in a series of drills amid tensions with the West.

Kremlin To Host Meeting On Afghanistan Conflict

Russia said it will convene a conference of regional powers this month on settling the Afghanistan conflict and push again to include the Taliban.

Russian Oppositionist Navalny Found Guilty In Embezzlement Case

A court in the provincial Russian city of Kirov has found opposition political activist and anticorruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny guilty in an embezzlement case.

McCain Expresses Concern For Kremlin Critic's Life

A senior U.S. legislator has voiced concern for the life of Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr., who fell critically ill last week in Moscow for the second time in two years.

Separatist Commander 'Givi' Killed In Eastern Ukraine

A separatist commander in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk has been assassinated, Russia-backed separatists say.

Putin Ratifies Deal To Build Turkish Stream Pipeline To Southern Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified a deal to build the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline to southern Europe, state media reported on February 7, clearing the way for a 30-year collaboration between Russia and Turkey on the nearly 1,100-kilometer project.

European Court Rules Russia To Pay Activists For Limiting Their Rights

The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay a group of Russian activists 183,000 euros ($197,300) in compensation for limiting their right to hold public gatherings.

Russian Filmmakers Protest Attempts To 'Censor' Film

An independent group of Russian filmmakers is protesting what it says are efforts by a State Duma deputy from Russia-annexed Crimea to "censor" a film about a love affair between the future Tsar Nicholas II and a young ballerina.

Kyiv City Council Terminates Lease For Russian Diplomatic Properties

Kyiv’s city council on February 7 ruled to terminate a lease concluded with the Russian Embassy in 1998, according to which the Russian Federation, for a fee of 1 hryvnya ($ 0.04) a year, received the right to build a new embassy, consulate and ambassador's residence. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Asset Disclosure Has Lawmakers Unhappy, EU Concerned

Some Ukrainian lawmakers, dissatisfied with the second round of e-declarations on assets and income, have proposed loosening requirements, while the European Union’s delegation in Ukraine has criticized newly proposed legislation that would allow heads of state enterprises to hide their incomes, and prevent independent inspections of the country’s anti-corruption bureau.

Belarus Extradites Russian Blogger To Azerbaijan

Russian blogger Aleksandr Lapshin, who is wanted by Azerbaijan on allegations of supporting the independence of Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, was flown from Minsk to Baku over objections from Moscow that he be sent to Russia.

Moldovan President Warns Against 'Rush' To Closer Ties With NATO

Moldova's pro-Russia President Igor Dodon has warned NATO against moving too quickly to seek closer ties with Moldova and opening a liaison office in Chisinau.

MOST READ/RUSSIA: Interview With Crimea’s Elvira Sarykhalil

Elvira Sarykhalil, a Crimean-Tatar folkloric jazz singer, told RFE/RL that she’s decided to stay on the peninsula despite feeling unsafe. A mass exodus “would be a great loss especially for Crimean Tatars,” and, she said, “I want to...preserve the language, so that Crimean Tatars have the opportunity to experience their culture alive.” (over 75k views on Russian Service website)

POLYGRAPH.Info: Putin Suggests Clinton Campaign Financed By Ukrainian Oligarchs: Likely False.

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