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THE POWER VERTICAL: Seeing Opportunity in Tragedy -- Again

For Russian President Vladimir Putin, terrorism isn’t just a tragedy and a crime - it’s also an opportunity.

Thousands Protest Vucic Victory In Serbia

Thousands of people protested in Belgrade after Aleksandar Vucic's convincing victory in the recent presidential election.

Soros-founded CEU Says Hungarian Law Attacks Academic Freedom

Hungary's parliament approved a law which could force a university founded by U.S. billionaire George Soros to leave the country.

VOX POP: Can Russian Authorities Guarantee Your Personal Safety?

Most respondents to an informal street poll in Moscow gave Russian authorities cautious credit for maintaining public safety, while acknowledging that much depends on individuals, the country faces numerous threats, and if someone is intent on carrying out a public attack, there may be little that can be done to stop them. (Russian Service)


What Is Known About Suspect In St. Petersburg Attack

At one point, he liked boxing and wrestling. He liked Snoop Dog and Roy Jones, Jr. And he liked at least two Islamic organizations that appear to promote nothing but nonthreatening religious messages.

Russian Subway Driver Praised For Steel Nerves In Deadly St. Petersburg Blast

When Aleksandr Kaverin heard a "bang" as he steered his train through an underground tunnel in central St. Petersburg, 15 years of training and experience as a subway driver kicked in.

Six Central Asians Detained In St. Petersburg, No Sign Of Ties To Bomb Suspect

Russian authorities say that six citizens of Central Asian states have been detained in St. Petersburg on suspicion of recruiting for Islamic militant groups.

After Subway Attack, Activists Fear Police Clampdown

Migrant advocates are warning foreign workers in St. Petersburg to lay low amid fears of a crackdown on Central Asian and Caucasus migrants following the identification of a Kyrgyz-born Uzbek man as the chief suspect in this week's subway attack.

Moscow Authorities To Organize Rally Against Terrorism

Moscow authorities will hold a rally on April 6 in memory of the victims of a terrorist attack in the St. Petersburg metro earlier this week. (Russian Service)

Russian Federation Council Member Found Dead In St. Petersburg

Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a probe into the death of Federation Council member Vadim Tyulpanov.

Russian PM Calls Corruption Charges ‘Rubbish’

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has for the first time responded to allegations of corruption made by opposition activists, calling them "rubbish" and "nonsense."

Russian Medic Gets Prison Term For Hanging Up On Child's Emergency Call

A Russian emergency medical worker has been sentenced to three years in prison for failing to take seriously an emergency call from a 12-year-old boy seeking help in 2016 when two boats were capsized by a summer storm at a holiday camp in Karelia.

Ukrainian President Appoints Gaidar As Adviser

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Maria Gaidar, a former politician and activist in Russia, as an adviser.

Teaching Kids How Bad Ukraine Is

RFE/RL’s Donbas Realities website has issued an exclusive report on methods used in Ukraine’s separatist-controlled territories to manipulate the minds of children. From first grade, children in Luhansk study the history of the separatist republic; by fifth grade, they can handle a machine gun. A magazine with the sarcastic title Polite People that circulates in the territories presents demeaning images of Ukraine’s leaders, including a portrayal of President Petro Poroshenko as a pig. (Ukrainian Service)

Crimea Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Adjourned Until April 18

The trial of Crimean journalist Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who has been indicted on separatism-related charges by the Russian authorities controlling the Ukrainian peninsula, has been adjourned until April 18.

U.S. Senators Urge Lukashenka To Release Protesters

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has sent a letter to Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka expressing "great concern" over a crackdown on citizens protesting a controversial tax, and urged the release of those detained.

Tajikistan Arrests Two In Probe Of Blast Near Military Court

Tajik police have arrested two men in connection with an explosion near a military court in the country's south that left one person dead, authorities say.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Deadliest Attacks In Russia

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