Does Putin Own Kadyrov? Or is it the other way around?
After taking a break for Easter, protests resumed against Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, whom demonstrators accuse of undermining democracy.
When a pine forest in Karelia, Russia, was threatened by plans for sand pit mining, a group of pensioners decided to fight back in court and in the forest, and succeeded.
A pair of Russian nuclear-capable bombers flew near Alaska, the Pentagon said, coming as close as 100 miles from Kodiak Island.
A senior Russian lawmaker has called RFE/RL, Voice Of America, and CNN part of an “American system of pressure” targeting Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a referendum that will expand the Turkish leader’s powers.
The International Court of Justice is due to issue a ruling on Kyiv’s bid to block what it says is Russia's monetary and military support for separatists in eastern Ukraine.
The trial of RFE/RL contributor Mykola Semena, a Crimean journalist who is fighting what he says is a politically motivated separatism charge on the Russian-controlled peninsula, was adjourned until May 3 after a brief hearing on April 18.
In a report to the Duma on the government’s work, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev refused to respond to a question raised by a Communist deputy about allegations of financial crimes made by anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny, calling them “deceitful products of political swindlers.” (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Isa Yamadayev, who has accused Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov of ordering the murders of his brothers Ruslan and Sulim, has reportedly been charged in absentia with plotting to kill Kadyrov in revenge.
Rescuers are searching for nine crew members missing at sea after a cargo ship flying a Panamanian flag sank off Russia's Black Sea coast on April 19.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has met in Tbilisi with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, the speaker of parliament Irakli Kobakhidze, and other Georgian officials.
In an interview with RFE/RL, former Putin associate and exiled oligarch Sergei Pugachev, who has accused Kremlin officials of financial misdeeds and is suing the state for $6 billion in the International Court of Arbitration, insists that Putin was categorically pro-Western until 2006, after which he changed and decided that Russians “only need a tsar.” (Russian Service)
According to a new Levada Center poll, 44 percent of Russian respondents believe that Russia’s annexation of Crimea “definitely did not” violate international law, and 34 percent believe that it “most likely” did not. Four percent believe the annexation “definitely” violated international law, and 9 percent said that it “most likely” did. (Ukrainian Service)