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VISUAL REPORTS

Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Says NATO Deployment Shows Commitment

In an exclusive interview with Current Time TV, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said the recent NATO deployments to the Baltic region and elsewhere in Eastern Europe are a sign that the Western alliance “will do anything” to defend the security of member nations.

Nikolai Andrushchenko: 'Money Was At The Center Of Putin's Politics'

Prominent Russian journalist Nikolai Andrushchenko, who died this week at a hospital in St. Petersburg after being severely beaten by unknown assailants, gave this interview to Current Time TV in August, 2015.

Russian Warship Docks In The Philippines

The Philippines, a traditional U.S. ally, was the destination for the guided-missile cruiser Varyag, the flagship of the Russian Pacific fleet, which arrived in Manila on April 20 for a four-day visit.

OTHER NEWS

Kremlin Has No Comment On Reported Military Movements Near North Korea

The Kremlin says it will not comment on media reports that say Russia has been moving heavy military equipment toward its border with North Korea amid tension between Pyongyang and the United States.

EU Denounces Russia Ruling Banning Jehovah’s Witnesses

The European Union has denounced a Russian Supreme Court decision to brand the Jehovah’s Witnesses an extremist organization and ban its activities.

FSB Chief Says Russian Authorities Know Who Ordered Subway Bombing

The head of the Russian Federal Security Service says the authorities have determined who ordered a bombing that killed 15 people on a subway train in St. Petersburg on April 3.

Gunman Kills Two People At Russian FSB Office In Khabarovsk

The Russian Federal Security Service says a gunman has killed two people at its regional headquarters in the Far Eastern city of Khabarovsk.

Kremlin Downplays Reports Of Abuse Of Gay Men In Chechnya

Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman downplayed evidence of a campaign of abuse targeting gay men in Chechnya, saying the Kremlin has "heard no confirmation" of reports that have prompted outrage in the West.

More Hitler Or Gandhi? Navalny’s Fans Fight Against Smear Campaign

The film, shown at Vladimir State University earlier this week, pulled no punches: opposition leader Aleksei Navalny is a nationalist, a corrupt criminal, and a Nazi.

Russian Activist Dadin Suing Over Illegal Detention

Activist Ildar Dadin has filed a claim against the state in a Russian court for approximately $88,000, claiming he was illegally prosecuted for exercising his right to public assembly. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Ukraine Anticorruption Bureau Detains Former Parliamentary Energy Committee Chair

Mykola Martynenko, who is an ally of former Premier Arseniy Yatseniuk, has been detained on suspicion of “creating a criminal organization” and “abuse of office” linked to the embezzlement of funds from the state-owned Eastern Mining and Processing Plant. (Ukrainian Service)

Lukashenka Cites Conditions For Repeal Of ‘Social Parasite’ Law

Speaking before the Belarus National Assembly on April 21, Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka said he is prepared to cancel the so-called law against "social parasites" if there is an alternative that puts unemployed people to work. (Russian Service)

Georgia Calls Lavrov Abkhazia Visit An Attempt To Shore Up 'Illusion' Of Legitimacy

Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze told RFE/RL on April 20 that his Russian counterpart's trip visit to Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region this week was an attempt to shore up the "illusion" of legitimacy.

Uzbekistan's Test For Wannabe Labor Migrants Sparks Controversy

An effort to present Uzbek migrant laborers in the best light possible to their South Korean hosts has cost a high-level official his job.

INFOGRAPHIC: Loving Lenin: Bolshevik Leader's Popularity on Rise

PRESSROOM: Man Charged With Assaulting RFE/RL Armenian Service Reporter

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