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Life As The Wife Of A Russian Dissident

Anastasia Zotova married Ildar Dadin in a Russian detention facility where he was held for taking part in unauthorized protests. For the next year, she fought for his release amid reports that he was being tortured.

Children In Crimea Stage Russian War Song

Children performed a Russian song of war at a ceremony in Sevastopol on March 18 marking the third anniversary of the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Moscow.

Fifth Day Of Protests In Armenia Over Activist Death

Police tried to clear demonstrators from the streets the Armenian capital, Yerevan, on March 20 as protests over the death of activist Artur Sarkisian carried into a fifth day.

Tajik President Dances In The Persian New Year

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon showed off his dance moves while attending Norouz celebrations marking the arrival of spring.


Magnitsky Lawyer Seriously Injured Ahead Of Court Date

A lawyer representing the family of the deceased Russian whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky has been hospitalized in Moscow with serious injuries after falling several stories.

Ukrainian Resolution Seeks U.S. Defense Pact And Non-NATO Ally Status

In a March 22 session, 232 members of Ukraine’s parliament approved a resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to sign a defense agreement with Ukraine and grant it the status of a major non-NATO ally. (Ukrainian Service)

Ukraine Lawmaker Calls On U.S. To Investigate New 'Evidence' Of Secret Payments To Manafort

Paul Manafort is under scrutiny again after a Ukrainian lawmaker released documents he says show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman went to great lengths to hide $750,000 tied to his work for former President Viktor Yanukovych.

Report Casts Light On Alleged Russian Money-Laundering Scheme

A major new investigative report has detailed how at least $20 billion was moved out of Russia between 2010 and 2014 in what it describes as a massive money-laundering scheme.

Russian Communist Party MP Calls For Investigation Of Medvedev

Valery Rashin, a Communist party deputy in the Russian State Duma, has submitted a request to the Kremlin’s Investigative Committee to probe allegations of corruption linked to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Firebrand Russian Lawmaker Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Freemasons

A firebrand nationalist Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov has called for a criminal investigation of the Freemasons, saying the fraternal organization is engaging in illegal political activity.

Student Says FSB Beat Him For Displaying Ukrainian Flag At Russia Rally

A student at Moscow State University says he was beaten and interrogated by the Federal Security Service after he exposed a makeshift Ukrainian flag on the third anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea.

Nearly 80 Years Later, Russian Family Learns Truth About Executed Relative

Tamara Grechukhina has sought to learn the truth about her great-grandfather, an agent for Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s secret police, who was executed in 1939.

Ukraine's Central Bank Revises Down GDP Outlook As Blockade Hits

Ukraine's central bank said on March 21 that a blockade of separatist-controlled eastern territories will hit the country’s economy harder than previously expected.

Belarus Leader Says About 20 Armed 'Provocateurs' Detained

Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced on March 21 that about 20 armed militants who were planning "an armed provocation" in Belarus had been apprehended.

Tillerson Urges U.S. Senate To Approve Montenegro's NATO Bid

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has written to the leaders of the U.S. Senate urging them to approve Montenegro's bid to join NATO.

Mladic Seeks Release From Hague Court For Treatment

Lawyers for former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic are seeking his provisional release from detention in The Hague on medical grounds, and say that Moscow has guaranteed he will be returned to custody if he is sent to Russia for treatment.

Kyrgyz Village Shudders In The Shadow Of Uzbek Training Ground

Residents of the village of Yntymak are asking the Kyrgyz government to seek the relocation of a Soviet-era military training ground in neighboring Uzbekistan, just 300 meters away.

Turkmen President's Son Becomes Senior Lawmaker In Parliament

The only son of Turkmenistan's longtime president has become a senior lawmaker at the parliament in Ashgabat.

COMMENTARY: Conflict Between Georgian Parliament, President Intensifies

ANALYSIS: Central Asia's Anxious Watch On The Afghan Border

INFOGRAPHIC: All The Time In The World: Explaining The Mysteries Of Time Zones

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