A Russian court has ordered opposition leader and anticorruption activist Aleksei Navalny jailed for 15 days for disobeying police, one day after he was arrested near the site of a demonstration in central Moscow.
Among the hundreds of antigovernment protesters arrested by police in Minsk on March 25 were several elderly people, who were violently dragged away.
Russian truck drivers have begun a new series of protests against a state road tax that they say is onerous and ineffective.
While Russian state media did not widely cover the March 26 anticorruption protests in Russia, virtually all respondents to an informal street poll in Moscow were aware of them, and that they had been dispersed by riot police. One said the demonstrations were peaceful, one said people had the right to express their opinion, and one called the government “cowards,” and said that more people should have taken to the streets. (Russian Service)
Two RFE/RL correspondents have been beaten and robbed by masked attackers in southern Russia.
Nikolai Volkov, the head of the Russian Interior Ministry's construction department, has reportedly been shot dead in Moscow.
The top European Union court has ruled that EU sanctions imposed on Russian energy giant Rosneft over Moscow's seizure of Crimea and involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine are lawful.
Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, is selling its Ukrainian branches amid increasing political and public pressure.
The weekend protests across Russia were reminiscent of large anti-Kremlin rallies in 2011-2012, but the striking preponderance on the streets of young protesters in their late teens and early twenties sets them apart.
While tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Russia on March 26 to express their anger, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was at the top of the world, skiing.
World chess has been roiled by intrigue after the game's governing body announced the resignation of its controversial longtime leader, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who has suggested he is the target of an American plot.
A Russian district court has accused former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, in absentia, of participation in an “armed group” and “aggravated murder,” charges he has rejected as “absurd” on Facebook. (Ukrainian Service)
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law controversial amendments to the country's anticorruption legislation requiring representatives of nongovernmental organizations to file asset declarations.
Georgian nationals with biometric passports will be able to travel to most European Union member states without visas as of March 28.
Preliminary hearings were held in the trial of a Jehovah's Witness charged with inciting interethnic enmity on March 27 in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana.
The acting chairman of Kyrgyzstan's opposition Ata-Meken (Fatherland) party has been charged with corruption.
Separate military maneuvers -- one involving Tajik and U.S. forces and the other Tajik and Russian troops -- are due to begin in Tajikistan on March 27.