The Manhoff Archives - Stalin’s Soviet Union Comes To Life
A U.S. Army attache’s gifted eye is revealed in this exclusive look at his long-hidden film and photographs.
Ukrainian Miners Bang Helmets To Get Back Pay
Coal miners in Ukraine staged a protest in the western city of Lviv, demanding their unpaid wages, as a court considered a case against the company.
Journalist Tells Of Torture In Uzbek Jail
Muhammad Bekjon, who spent 18 years in jail, describes the horrors of Uzbekistan's notorious Jaslik prison.
Waiting For Justice At Moscow's Airport
A Kyrgyz woman says she's been living at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport for three months in hopes of recovering her stolen cash after she and her daughter fell victim to a marriage scam.
Kazakh President Mansplains What Women Want
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev advised assembled guests on how to treat women and be chivalrous, ahead of International Women’s Day.
Turkish President Erdogan To Meet With Putin In Moscow
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin for talks on issues including the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, economic and energy ties, and efforts to combat terrorism.
Putin Cites Rapid Recovery Of Turkey-Russian Relations
During talks in Moscow with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on March 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin said relations are “recovering at a fairly rapid pace." Russia has reportedly lifted a ban on imports of some flowers and vegetables from Turkey that was declared on January 1, 2016, after Turkey’s air force downed a Russian military jet. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Putin Fires 10 Generals In Law Enforcement
Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed several senior law enforcement officers and told the authorities they must do a better job fighting problems ranging from extremism to teen suicides.
Four Russians Among Dead In Istanbul Helicopter Crash
Turkish authorities say four Russians were among the victims of a helicopter crash in Istanbul.
Russian Activist Dadin Briefly Detained In Moscow
Russian activist Ildar Dadin was briefly detained while protesting in Moscow, two weeks after his release from prison.
Russian Soccer Chief Barred From FIFA Reelection
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who is also head of the Russian Football Union, says he has been barred from running for reelection to the FIFA Council.
European Parliament Committee Approves Ukraine Visa Liberalization
A European Parliament committee has voted to scrap visa requirements for Ukraine in a further step to give Ukrainians easier access to EU countries.
Lukashenka Lashes Out At Russia Amid 'Blackmail' Dispute
Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has lashed out at Russia and said that nobody can bring his country "to its knees," his latest salvo during a period of rocky relations with Moscow.
Citing Humiliation, Moldova Warns Against Official Travel To Russia
The Moldovan government has warned its officials not to travel to Russia, citing what it calls "humiliating" abuse and harassment by officials from Moscow's security apparatus.
Azerbaijan Suspended From EITI
In a March 9 decision, the Board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative announced the suspension of Azerbaijan's membership, due to the country’s poor civil and human rights record. The head of Azerbaijan’s delegation to the EITI issued a statement the same day withdrawing the country’s membership in the organization. (in Russian, Azerbaijani Service)
Amnesty International Says Azerbaijani Activists, Journalists Targeted Online
Amnesty International says human rights activists, journalists, and dissidents in Azerbaijan have been targets of cybercampaigns aimed at gaining access to personal information.
Ethnic Albanian Party Chief Says Macedonia's Crisis Could Last ‘Years’
The leader of Macedonia's largest ethnic Albanian political party has said the governmental crisis in the country could last "years," and warned parties to avoid turning the divisive issues at the heart of the crisis into an "interethnic problem."
Nazarbaev Signs Kazakh Constitutional Amendments Into Law
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has signed constitutional amendments transferring some powers from the president to government ministers and lawmakers.
ANALYSIS: Former South Ossetian Leader Kokoity To Appeal Election Ban
COMMENTARY: 'Serbia Also First, Please'
It was not so long ago that Serbian expectations were so high that there was serious speculation that U.S. President Donald Trump might seek to return Kosovo to Serbia.
COMMENTARY: Is There A Thaw In Russia?
The release of several political prisoners in Russia recently has prompted speculation that it may signify a thaw. Speaking to RFE/RL, political commentator Gleb Pavlovsky disagreed, saying, “A thaw is when a signal is sent to elites that you cannot fabricate such cases. If they punished investigators and judges in addition to releasing people it would be possible to somehow interpret it as a thaw.” Instead, these recent cases are part of a “pre-election performance” for a mass audience “to show how merciful the president is.” (Russian Service)
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