Searching For Pieces Of Lenin
Russia’s Skinheads Attack ‘For The Nation’
A graphic video shows a group of skinheads brutally beating a Kyrgyz passenger in a Moscow metro car. At least 12 people are known to have been injured in similar attacks in the month of April, and one person died. (In Russian/Current Time TV)
As Putin Mask Protests Grow, So Do Arrests
Roman Roslovtsev, whose protests against a law restricting the right to public demonstrations have inspired others, was arrested in Moscow on May 5, along with two other demonstrators.
Ukraine Inducts New Special Forces Police
At a ceremony presided over by U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt, members of Ukraine’s new elite police unit “Kord” received induction certificates and demonstrated their new weapons, armored vehicles, and combat skills. (Ukrainian Service)
Russian Tourists Flock Again To Georgia
Eight years after their countries fought a short and bitter war, a growing number of tourists from Russia are once again choosing Georgia as a holiday destination.
Russia Vs. The U.S. On Prague Battlefield
The warriors wielded swords and battle axes in mock hand-to-hand combat that was fierce, but friendly.
Nemtsov Memorial Removed In Moscow
Moscow authorities have removed an improvised memorial near the Kremlin where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was gunned down last year.
Russian Activist Held In Psychiatric Facility
A hearing is expected on May 10, after Dmitry Vorobyevsky, a well-known anti-Kremlin activist, was placed in a psychiatric clinic in the southwestern city of Voronezh on May 6.
C-400 Complex Debuts In Moscow V-Day Parade
The May 8 Victory Day Parade in Moscow showcased the C-400 surface-to-air ballistic missile system and the new version of the turbofan strategic airliner Il-76MD-90A, key elements in Russia’s newly modernized military arsenal. (In Russian/Current Time TV)
Russia-Backed Separatists Conduct Own V-Day Parade
The OSCE called the Victory Day parade of military hardware in separatist-occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk a violation of Minsk agreements. (In Russian)
The Business Career Of Putin’s KGB-Mate
Sergey Chemezov, a close friend from the Russian president’s Dresden days, is the head of Rostec, a leading player in the Russia’s arms production and trade, and a mechanical engineering giant. (In Russian)
The Rise Of Russia's Gangster Athletes
Organized-crime outfits that gained political influence after the Soviet collapse built their power with muscle provided by an emerging caste of gangster athletes.
Canada Signals Shift On Belarus Sanctions
Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 7 cited in a statement Belarus’s “greater adherence to international norms,” an indication that a relaxation of sanctions should be expected. (In Russian/Current TimeTV)
INFOGRAPHIC: Remembering The Soviet War Dead