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THE POWER VERTICAL: Theater Of The Absurd

Yesterday’s arrest of renowned theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov shows that the Kremlin will prosecute Russia’s best and brightest for political ends.

Olya -- The Face Of Protest In Dagestan

As more and more young people become politically active in Russia, Olya has become the face of protest in the conservative North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, where she faces down threats and insults to advocate for women's rights. (more than 155k views on Current Time TV Facebook)

The Rich Rides Of Ukraine's SBU

Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) warned journalists with RFE/RL’s investigative program “Schemes” not to publish this video, which reports on the high-market cars driven by SBU staff.

A Babushka's First Trip Abroad

Yevhen Safonov decided to take his 83-year-old grandmother, who has never traveled abroad, on a trip to Paris, after they had a discussion about the former Soviet Union.

OTHER NEWS

Ukraine, Russia Agree To Cease-Fire At Start Of School Year

A proposal by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine starting on August 23 has received unanimous support from Russia, Germany, France, and the United States.

Ukraine Rejects Claims It Supplied Rocket Engines To North Korea

Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has rejected reports that Kyiv supplied missile technology to North Korea, saying that such claims amounted to Russian disinformation.

Putin To Meet Top Vatican Diplomat In Sochi

The Vatican's secretary of state is set to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on the third day of his official visit to Russia.

Belarus Invites Observers To 'Zapad 2017' Exercises, But NATO Critical

Belarus’s Defense Ministry has invited observers from several countries to the Zapad 2017 joint Belarusian-Russian military exercise that takes place September 14-20 in Belarus, but NATO says such efforts "fall short" of Vienna Document commitments.

Russian Director Serebrennikov Faces Court Hearing

A prominent Russian director whose arrest on fraud charges has raised fears of a clampdown has implored a Moscow court not to place him under house arrest on charges he has called "absurd."

Russians React With Casual Annoyance To U.S. Visa Curbs

Yekaterina Barabash might be precisely the kind of person Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had in mind this week when he accused the United States of trying to stoke a "color revolution" by curbing Russians' access to U.S. visas.

Fake Guardian Article On Russia Finds Receptive Audience On State TV

One of Russia’s most famous television personalities has cited a fake article that was falsely attributed to, and debunked by, the British newspaper The Guardian last week..

'In Six Months I'll Be Dead': Spike In AIDS Deaths Looms In Russia

Activists in Russia are warning that the country faces a dramatic rise in deaths from AIDS because of the government's failure to fund the battle to stop the spread of HIV.

Russians Hold Offshore Assets Equal To 75 Percent Of Country’s Income

A report published by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research entitled, “From Soviets to Oligarchs: Inequality and Property in Russia, 1905-2016” says the value of Russian assets in offshore accounts is about three times higher than the level of the country's foreign exchange reserves.(Russian Service)

Belarus Unveils Its First Electric Car

On August 23, Belarus’s Academy of Sciences presented the country’s first domestically produced electric car. Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Semashko tested it, and said it’s no different from driving an Audi A8. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Armenian Government ‘Determined’ To Sign New Accord With EU

Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetian says his government remains “very determined” to sign an agreement on deepening Armenia’s links with the European Union.

Atambaev Accepts Jeenbekov's Resignation, Appoints Interim Kyrgyz PM

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has accepted Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov's resignation and dismissed the government.

POLYGRAPH.Info: Russian Experts: U.S. Supports Islamic State In Afghanistan

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