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The Anniversary Of Kyrgyz Revolution

The second Kyrgyz revolution took place 8 years ago on April 7, 2010. During mass protests against corruption and price hikes, security officials shot dead 87 people. Ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiyev fled to Belarus, where he remains today; he has been sentenced in absentia to life in prison in Kyrgyzstan. (Current Time TV)

Interview: Brother Of MH17 Buk Commander Speaks Out

RFE/RL’s Ukrainian service has interviewed Roman Dubinskiy, the brother of Russian military intelligence colonel Sergei Dubinskiy (known by the nom de guerre Hmyri), who is believed to have overseen the transfer of the Buk missile from Russia that shot down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region in July 2014. Roman said that in a phonecall after the attack, Sergei described it as a “provocation” by Ukrainians. Roman claims the brothers have not spoken since. Sergei refused a request to speak with RFE/RL. (Donbas Realities/Current Time TV)

PHOTOGALLERY: The Passing Of A Master: Yury Abramochkin

The photojournalist described by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev as "a master" was on hand to document many of the Soviet Union's most historic moments.


Poison Victim Yulia Skripal Discharged From U.K. Hospital

Yulia Skripal, the poisoned daughter of a Russian former spy, has been discharged from a hospital in the English city of Salisbury.

Russia Threatens Retaliation As Stocks, Ruble Plunge

Russia has lashed out at the United States over new sanctions announced by Washington at the end of last week, calling the measures "unacceptable" and illegal and saying it reserves the right to retaliate.

As Ruble Falls Further, Officials Seek To Calm Nerves

Russia’s ruble was down by more than 4.5 percent early on April 10, falling for a second straight day and trading at more than 63 to the dollar for the first time since December 2016.

Russia Faces '100 Years Of Solitude' Or More, Putin Aide Says

In an article titled, The Solitude Of A Half-Blood, published in the Russian-language Global Affairs magazine on April 9, veteran Kremlin adviser Vladislav Surkov wrote that "Russia's epic journey toward the West" is over, marking an end to its "repeated fruitless attempts to become a part of Western civilization."

Russian Governor Who Resigned After Mall Fire Becomes Regional Parliament Speaker

Veteran Russian politician Aman Tuleyev has been elected as speaker of the Kemerovo regional legislature in Siberia, eight days after he resigned as governor following a shopping-mall fire that killed 64 people.

​Poroshenko Makes Unannounced Visit To Turkey

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Istanbul on April 9. According to Poroshenko’s office, the two leaders discussed regional developments and economic cooperation, and the Turkish leader pledged his support of the peacekeeping mission in Donbas. (Ukrainian Service)

Jailed Azerbaijani Opposition Leader's Movement Declares Itself A Party

Azerbaijan's Republican Alternative, (REAL), an opposition movement whose leader, Ilqar Mammadov, is in prison, says it is now a political party but will not seek formal registration by the state.

EU Urges Hungary To Defend Bloc's Values After Orban Victory

The European Union has called on Hungary to help defend the bloc's values after right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban claimed a landslide victory in the country's general elections.

Wing Explosion Declared Cause Of 2010 Polish Plane Crash

On the eighth anniversary of the April 10 plane crash near Smolensk that killed 96 senior Polish government officials, including former President Lech Kaczyński, Antoni Macierewicz, the head of the commission investigating the calamity, told Polish media that the incident was caused by an explosion of the central part of the aircraft’s wing. (Current Time TV)

Poll: More Than Half Of Russians See Stalin As 'Wise'

A new Levada Center poll published on April 10 has found that 57 percent of respondents view the Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as "a wise leader who led the Soviet Union to might and prosperity."

FURTHER AFIELD: Pakistan’s Pashtuns Seek Answers About Missing Loved Ones

Tens of thousands of Pakistan's Pashtun minority gathered in the northwestern city of Peshawar on April 8 to demand an end to alleged forced disappearances and harassment, claiming they have been the targets of the all-powerful Pakistani Army and its notorious intelligence services.

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