Religious scholars say the fundamentalist Salafi movement of Islam, widely practiced in Saudi Arabia, is gaining ground in Kyrgyzstan.
The conflict in Ukraine's Donbas region has driven countless residents to flee, leaving behind their homes, possessions, and sometimes their pets.
Guzel Sanzhapova started an artisan homemade honey shop and created dozens of jobs for a poor village in the Russian Urals.
Cryonics is a long way from going mainstream, but Russia’s KrioRus, the first cryonics company set up outside the United States, says business is picking up.
Amid a recent surge in violence in eastern Ukraine and yet another failed cease-fire in the nearly 3-year-old conflict are a wave of new proposals to bring peace to the crisis-stricken nation -- including some unexpected places.
In an unexpected twist, Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksiy Honcharenko says his reported kidnapping was actually a sting operation designed to trap an organized crime group.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told mourners at a Moscow funeral service for UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin on February 24 that he was "an exceptional diplomat and a people’s diplomat."
Russian media reports that Russian First Deputy Secretary to the UN Petr Ilichev will head the mission as Chargé d'affaires. (Russian Service)
Vladimir Milov, a lead organizer of a march planned for Feb. 26 to commemorate slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, has received a warning from Moscow prosecutors.
Belarus’s Ministry of Internal Affairs declared in a Feb. 22 statement that the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics are "unrecognized territorial entities," and that documents issued by them would be considered invalid on the territory of Belarus. (Belarus Service)
Dozens of activists protested for a fifth day against the construction of a business center near a site in Belarus where at least 30,000 people were killed and buried by Soviet authorities in the 1930s and 1940s.
A Kazakh blogger has been sent to jail for 15 days after he tried to report on a protest against the incarceration of an independent journalist.
An official in Uzbekistan told RFE/RL that an explosion at a chemical plant in the city of Ferghana on Feb. 23 killed six people.
Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic has said he expects his country to become a full member of NATO at a summit in late May.
Bosnia on February 23 formally asked the United Nations' top court to review a 2007 ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide charges during the 1990s civil war.
According to an announcement made by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov in his inauguration address on February 17, Turkmenistan's rubberstamp parliament is about to lose its rubber stamp, again.
Arkady Babchenko, a popular Moscow journalist and blogger who recently fled from Russia to the Czech Republic, told RFE/RL that instead of repression, Russian authorities “now allow [critics] to leave the country with no possibility of return. They will jail you only if you don’t get the hint that it's time to leave.” (over 50K views on Russian Service website)
(Warning: this video contains graphic images.) The Zharkov family herds reindeer on the Arctic tundra of Russia's Taymyr Peninsula. RFE/RL spent several weeks with the family to document their way of life on the remote fringes of Russia. (Full Documentary)