Twenty-six years ago this weekend, Boris Yeltsin stood atop a tank and faced down a hard-line coup.
A number of Romany houses were demolished by authorities in the Russian republic of Tatarstan, after a court ruled they were constructed illegally. Some Roma said they were being targeted on racial grounds.
Yvette Merzbacher was born in Peru, but she is on a personal crusade to save the crumbling Jewish cemeteries of Moldova -- the land of her grandparents.
More than 10,000 people have been killed since the Ukraine war began, but people on both sides are training the next generation to fight.
The new U.S. special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Kurt Volker, is expected to meet with a Russian representative on August 21 in the Belarusian capital, Minsk.
The United States says that "all nonimmigrant visa operations" at U.S. missions across Russia will be suspended as of August 23 due to the Russian-imposed cap on U.S. diplomatic staff.
Russian federal authorities in Moscow have taken over the investigation into a stabbing rampage in the Siberian city of Surgut that left seven people injured and was claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.
Yevgeny Roizman, a political maverick and mayor of Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth-largest city, says “I’d win, plain and simple,” if he can get on the ballot.
For thousands of unrecognized, so-called veterans of the Kremlin-fomented conflict in eastern Ukraine, there is little, if any, glory beyond the battlefields of a war that grinds into a fourth year, with no end in sight.
A Russian court has banned the Jehovah's Witnesses' translation of the Bible following a drawn-out legal battle, another blow to followers of the Christian sect who have been branded "extremists" and driven to practicing their faith underground.
The Arbitration Court of Moscow has declined to place a freeze on gas turbines manufactured by the German firm Siemens that were transferred to the illegally annexed region of Crimea earlier this year.
The hot phase of Moldova’s Transdniester conflict ended 25 years ago, but the region has served as a training ground for hired guns who have fought in Ukraine’s occupied Luhansk and Donetsk regions and in Russia-annexed Crimea. (in Ukrainian)
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov has resigned in order to run for president in the country’s October 15 election.
Russia’s premier state-run TV channel Perviy Kanal is undergoing “important changes in program politics,” Russian TV critic Slava Taroschina told RFE/RL, referring to the departure of some star personalities and the cancellation of several shows ahead of presidential elections planned for March next year. (over 103k Views on Russian Service website)