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LIVE STREAM: Anticorruption Rallies in Russia

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)

Ukrainians Celebrate Visa-Free Travel To EU

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."

Kosovo Center-Right PDK Coalition Scores Parliamentary Win

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.

OTHER NEWS

Navalny, Others Detained As Anticorruption Demonstrations Begin

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 In North Caucasus Deterred From Anticorruption Rallies

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)

Hackers Suspected Of Posting Medvedev Corruption Video On Government Websites

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.

Russian Retail Chain Brings Homophobia Into The Open

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."

Moldovans Protest Proposed Changes To Election System

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."

Website Blocked In Kyrgyzstan As Reporter Faces Hatred Charge

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.

Tourism Development Plan Sparks Fears For Ancient Uzbek City

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?

Turkmenistan Says Tour Guides A Must 'At All Times' During Asian Indoor Games

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.

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POLYGRAPH.Info: 500 Neo-Nazi Groups In Europe, As Kremlin Claims?

FURTHER AFIELD: Away From The Fighting, Kabul Takes On Corruption

PRESSROOM: RFE/RL EXPERTS AVAILABLE: Russia Day Russia-Wide Protests

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