Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold his annual Direct Line live, televised question-and-answer event on June 15. RFE/RL's Current Time TV spoke to people across Russia to find out what questions they want answered by their country's leader.
Russian opposition politician Ilya Yashin has been sentenced to 15 days in prison following his arrest at an anticorruption protest in Moscow.
Russian police arrested protesters outside the State Duma on June 14 as deputies gave final approval to plans for mass demolitions of privately-owned housing in Moscow.
RFE/RL is live-blogging Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Direct Line show, a lavish and heavily stage-managed three-hour production during which he takes questions from Russians across the country for live broadcast on Russian state television networks.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is reportedly planning to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington sometime before next month’s G20 summit.
Russia's top election official says Aleksei Navalny is almost certain to be barred from running in the country’s March 2018 presidential election, citing a criminal conviction the opposition leader says is politically motivated.
Fresh fissures have emerged among Russia’s liberal opposition over Kremlin foe Aleksei Navalny's decision to move last weekend’s anticorruption protest in Moscow to the city center, where hundreds were detained by police.
U.S. President Donald Trump has prolonged sanctions against Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and members of his ruling apparatus for another year.
A June 14 fire sent clouds of smoke into the air at a stadium that is being built to host 2018 FIFA World Cup soccer matches in the Russian city of Volgograd.
Workers building venues in Russia for the upcoming Confederations Cup and the 2018 World Cup face "exploitation and labor abuses," Human Rights Watch says.
In a June 15 decision, the European Court of General Jurisdiction overturned a lawsuit by Russia Today agency head Dmitry Kiselyov challenging European sanctions imposed on him following the March 2014 annexation of Crimea. The court upheld the sanctions and ordered Kiselyov to pay court costs, a ruling that Kiselyov has called a “shame.” (in Russian, Current Time TV)
A request by Oleg Navalny, Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny's jailed brother, to have his sentence mitigated has been rejected by a court.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has bestowed the Family Glory award on a family of Jehovah's Witnesses, just one month after the Russian Supreme Court declared the group an "extremist" organization.
Following a report by RFE/RL Ukrainian Service’s investigative program “Schemes” disclosing that Kyiv city administration chief Volodymyr Bondarenko has a fake university diploma, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko dismissed him on June 7 from his official duties pending further investigation. (Ukrainian Service)
A Belarusian man who was among the the first protesters killed during the 2014 Euromaidan protests in Kyiv has been posthumously awarded a Hero of Ukraine medal.
European lawmakers passed a resolution on June 15 calling on Azerbaijani authorities to immediately release journalist Afqan Muxtarli and drop all charges against him.
Kazakhstan’s state corrections service said on June 13 that the service was introduced to curb the spread of radical Islamist ideology, extremism, and terrorism among inmates.