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Nemtsov Think Tank Opens In Prague

A ceremony was held in Prague to launch the Boris Nemtsov Center for the Study of Russia.

Lavrov Says Trump Seeks Pragmatic Solutions With Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that U.S. President Donald Trump wants mutually beneficial and pragmatic relations with Moscow.

On The Road With Russia's Arctic Doctor

In Russia's remote arctic north, the only doctor for miles around makes perilous crossings of icy rivers in a handmade vehicle to visit patients -- all in a day's work.

OTHER NEWS

Kremlin ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ After Lavrov-Trump Meeting

The Kremlin expressed "cautious optimism" about the prospects for improved relations with the United States following a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Pence Expresses 'Unwavering' U.S. Support For Ukraine's Sovereignty

Vice President Mike Pence expressed the Trump administration's "unwavering support" for Ukraine's sovereignty in a meeting with the country's foreign minister on May 10.

U.S. Criticizes Russian Buildup In Baltics, May Temporarily Deploy Patriot Missiles

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has criticized what he called a "destabilizing" Russian military buildup near the Baltic states, as officials said the United States was considering deploying Patriot missiles in the region for military drills later this year.

European Bank Rejects Russian Request To Lift Ban On New Loans

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on May 10 rejected Russia's request to lift a ban on new loans, prompting Moscow to say it will look to banks led by China for funding.

Alleged Russian Hacker’s Extradition Hearing Postponed By Czech Court

A Czech court has postponed an extradition hearing for a Russian man wanted on U.S. charges of hacking and data theft.

Russian 'Pokemon Go' Blogger Given Suspended Sentence

A Russian court has handed a suspended sentence to a blogger after convicting him of inciting hatred and insulting the feelings of religious believers with YouTube videos, including one showing him playing Pokemon Go in a church.

LGBT Activists Protesting Abuses In Chechnya Detained In Moscow

Five LGBT activists, including one Italian citizen, have been detained in Moscow while trying to collect and bring petitions about the abuse of gay men in Chechnya to the office of the Prosecutor General. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Ukrainian National Bank Deputy Takes Over As Hontareva Quits

Ukraine's central bank says its deputy governor, Yakiv Smoliy, will temporarily take charge on May 11, replacing Governor Valeria Hontareva, who submitted her resignation to President Petro Poroshenko on April 10.

Miners' Deaths Spark Protests In Georgia

Protesters in Georgia are calling on the government to improve safety at workplaces after four coal miners plunged to their deaths in a mine shaft.

Snap Elections Expected In Kosovo After Government Loses Confidence Vote

Kosovo's government collapsed after a no-confidence motion in parliament on May 10, which means a snap election will be held after more than a year of political crisis in the Balkan country.

Czech Authorities Issue Warrant For Activist Wanted In Russia

Czech prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for founding member of the Russian dissident art collective Voina, Oleg Vorotnikov.

UN Human Rights Chief On First Visit To Uzbekistan

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein is in Uzbekistan on the first visit by a UN human rights chief to the Central Asian country since it gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.

Images Of The Dead Threatened In Southwestern Turkmenistan

A local imam in Turkmenistan's southwestern Balkan Province wants the portraits of the dead often etched into their tombstones removed.

ANALYSIS: Veteran 'Silovik' Named To Head Chechen Presidential Administration

Recent changes within the advisory ranks of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov appear to be a direct response to the alleged plot to assassinate him a year ago, and may affect the balance of power within his entourage.

INFOGRAPHIC: Russia’s ‘Undesirables’

POLYGRAPH.Info: Are More Russians Drinking Less Alcohol?

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