For Russian President Vladimir Putin, terrorism isn’t just a tragedy and a crime - it’s also an opportunity.
Thousands of people protested in Belgrade after Aleksandar Vucic's convincing victory in the recent presidential election.
Hungary's parliament approved a law which could force a university founded by U.S. billionaire George Soros to leave the country.
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)
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.
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.
Russian authorities say that six citizens of Central Asian states have been detained in St. Petersburg on suspicion of recruiting for Islamic militant groups.
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 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)
Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a probe into the death of Federation Council member Vadim Tyulpanov.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has for the first time responded to allegations of corruption made by opposition activists, calling them "rubbish" and "nonsense."
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 Petro Poroshenko has appointed Maria Gaidar, a former politician and activist in Russia, as an adviser.
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)
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.
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.
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.