Mass demonstrations against corruption are taking place in Moscow and cities across the Russian Federation on Russia’s national holiday on June 12. (Current Time TV and Russian Service)
President Petro Poroshenko welcomed the first day of visa-free travel for Ukrainians to most EU countries as "a final exit of our country from the Russian Empire."
The ruling center-right Democratic Party of Kosovo was heading toward victory in the country's snap parliamentary elections, but it seems unlikely to win enough seats to govern even with its planned coalition partners.
Anticorruption activist and opposition politician Aleksei Navalny has been detained outside his Moscow apartment building shortly before the beginning of a planned mass anticorruption protest.
Activists across regions in Russia’s North Caucasus have reported being subject to harassment after trying to schedule political rallies on June 12, claiming that police have visited their families, accused their children of participating in “illegal actions,” and summoned them to police precincts “for a talk.” (RFE/RL Caucasus Realities website)
A video accusing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev of corruption was published on two government websites on June 11, one day ahead of planned nationwide anticorruption protests organized by opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.
A newly popular retail chain in Russia has gained notoriety after a dozen or so of its outlets prominently displayed a crudely homophobic sign declaring, "No pederasts allowed."
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Moldova on June 11 in response to proposed changes to the country’s electoral system that European rights experts have called "inappropriate."
Fergana.ru, a prominent Russia-based website that focuses on Central Asian issues, has been blocked in Kyrgyzstan after its correspondent was charged with inciting ethnic hatred.
How would you go about selling Bukhara, one of the most complete examples of a medieval Islamic city in the world, located in present-day Uzbekistan, as a tourist attraction to foreigners?
Turkmen officials say they're expecting tens of thousands of foreign tourists for the Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games that the normally cloistered country is hosting in September.