Protesters 'Quack Against Medvedev' In St. Petersburg
Russian protesters in St. Petersburg on March 6 demanded the resignation of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over charges of large-scale corruption.
Belarus Takes Issue With Russia At Eurasian Summit
At a meeting of the five-nation Eurasian Economic Union in Bishkek, Belarus Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakou criticized Russia for increasing the price of natural-gas deliveries.
Former Kyrgyz President Bakiev Calls 2010 Ouster 'Armed Coup'
In an interview with RFE/RL's Belarus Service, Kyrgyzstan's former President Kurmanbek Bakiev recounted the circumstances of his 2010 ouster, which he called "an armed coup," and his flight to Belarus.
Anger Burns Over Siberian Coal Mining
A small ethnic group in Siberia says rapacious coal mining is destroying its way of life.
Feminists Protest On Kremlin Wall
Seven people were briefly detained in Moscow after a group of feminists unveiled a banner on the Kremlin wall reading "200 Years Of Men In Power -- Enough!"
European Diplomats Push For More U.S. Support Against Russia
Envoys from six European countries that border Russia have pushed for more U.S. military and economic support, as they repeated warnings to U.S. senators about an increasingly aggressive Russia.
Ukrainian FM Says Tillerson Pledges U.S. Support Against 'Russian Aggression'
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has assured him that Washington will continue to support Kyiv in its standoff with Russia.
Russia Tells UN Court It Has No Jurisdiction In Ukraine Case
Russia says the International Court of Justice in The Hague has no jurisdiction to issue an order to halt Moscow's support for separatists in eastern Ukraine and Crimea.
Jailing Of Ukraine Tax Chief Could Signal Watershed In Corruption Fight
A ruling by a Kyiv district court to place Ukraine's top tax official under arrest pending trial on embezzlement charges is being heralded as a landmark win for the country's uphill battle against entrenched graft.
Ukraine’s National Bank Threatens Sanctions Against Sberbank Subsidiary
Ukraine’s National Bank has said it will impose sanctions against the subsidiary branch of Russian Sberbank if it is confirmed that the latter will service accounts belonging to passport holders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. (Russian Service)
Russia Among Ukraine’s Top Investors, Despite Conflict
Ukraine's State Statistics Service ranks Russia the country’s fourth largest investor, with investments of $4.6 billion, mostly in banks, for the first three quarters of 2016. Cyprus ranks first, with investments totaling around $11 billion, with the Netherlands and Germany in second and third places, respectively. (Ukrainian Service)
Tatarstan's Prosecutor Seeks Lengthy Prison Terms In Terrorism Trial
The prosecutor-general of Russia's Tatarstan region has asked the judge at a high-profile terrorism trial to sentence the defendants to prison terms ranging from 22 years to life.
Putin Pardons Woman Jailed For Texting During Russia-Georgia War
Russian President Vladimir Putin has pardoned a woman who was convicted of high treason for sending a text message to a friend in Georgia during the brief August 2008 Russian-Georgian war.
Church Denies Duma Deputy's Claim Of Weeping Tsar Statue In Crimea
Russian Orthodox Church officials in the Russia-annexed Crimea region have refuted a claim by State Duma Deputy Natalya Poklonskaya that a bust of Tsar Nicholas II in Simferopol wept tears on the centennial of his abdication of power.
Khodorkovsky To Step Down As Leader Of Open Russia
Mikhail Khodorkovsky will step down as chairman of the Open Russia movement, a spokesman for the organization said, ahead of the selection of a new chairman in mid-April. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
European Court Extends Suspension On Change To Georgian TV Owner
Europe's top human rights court has prolonged its suspension of an attempt by the government in Tbilisi to put the country's biggest independent television station under the control of an alleged government ally.
Kosovo Moves To Create Regular Army Over Serbian Objections
Kosovo's president has asked parliament to transform the country's lightly armed security forces into a regular army, drawing objections from Serbian leaders who refuse to recognize Kosovo's independence.
Kosovo Seeks To Root Out Radical Islam In Prison System
A societal tide of conservative Islam has been eyed suspiciously by the government in this predominantly Muslim, secular state with a tradition of religious moderation.
Leaked CIA Documents Show Frankfurt As Regional Hub For Cyberespionage
The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt is the hub for U.S. cyberespionage in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, according to some of the thousands of documents taken from the Central Intelligence Agency and released by WikiLeaks.
Turkmen, Uzbek Presidents Unveil Monument To Uzbekistan's Late Leader
Turkmenistan has unveiled a monument to Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s late leader, in a gesture that comes as the two Central Asian nations seek to improve ties.