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 Pokemon Go In Russia -- ‘You’re Arrested For Civil Disobedience’ (RFE/RL Ukrainian Service)
Pokemon Go In Russia -- ‘You’re Arrested For Civil Disobedience’ (RFE/RL Ukrainian Service)


Ukraine’s Inter TV Set Ablaze

The studios of Ukrainian broadcaster Inter TV were gutted by fire after protesters rallied against the channel's allegedly pro-Russian coverage.

Russian Court Says No Pokemon In Church

A 21-year-old video blogger was sentenced to two months in prison by a court in Russia’s Ural city of Yekaterinburg on charges of “insulting the feeling of believers” and “inciting hatred or hostility” after he posted three videos while playing Pokemon Go inside the local Orthodox church. (In Russian, Current Time TV)

From The Turmoil Of Aleppo To Conflict In Nagorno-Karabakh

Thousands of ethnic Armenians have left Syria to seek safety in Armenia. After escaping from Aleppo, Hovik Asmarian settled with his family in Nagorno-Karabakh, the breakaway region of Azerbaijan controlled by ethnic Armenian forces.

Kyrgyzstan Opens World Nomad Games

Competitors from 62 countries have gathered near Lake Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan for the second World Nomad Games.


Russia Declares Levada Center 'Foreign Agent'

Russia's Justice Ministry has placed the independent national pollster Levada Center on its official register of organizations "operating as foreign agents."

Russia-Saudi Accord Sends Oil Prices Soaring

A September 5 agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia to stabilize the oil market has increased prices by as much as 5 percent, to $49.40 in London trading.

Ukraine’s Poroshenko Pleads For Unity In National Address

In his annual address to Parliament, President Petro Poroshenko urged Ukrainians to mend their differences, and declared that only national unity can prevent chaos in the face of what he called a persistent Russian military threat.

'Arson' At TV Station Underscores Threat To Free Speech In Ukraine

An apparent arson attack against a popular television news channel is underscoring fears that jingoism-fueled hostility toward journalists could extinguish free speech in Ukraine.

Putin Visits Karimov's Grave, Meets Uzbek PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin placed flowers at President Islam Karimov’s grave in Samarkand on September 6, and assured Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyaev that Uzbekistan can fully count on Russia.

Washington Says Uzbekistan Seeks Stability In Relations

In remarks in Tashkent on September 5, U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Rosenblum said that Washington remained "committed to partnership with Uzbekistan, to its sovereignty, security, future and ensuring rights for all its citizens."

New Russian Aircraft To Carry Laser Weapons

Russian media report on the development of a new airplane, the A-60, that would be equipped with a new-generation laser system designed to evade satellite surveillance systems. (In Russian, Current Time TV)

The Rotenberg Kingdom of State Enterprises

RFE/RL investigated the fortunes of Boris and Arkady Rotenberg, long-time friends of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who have received state contracts that grew in value from 102.8 billion rubles in 2013 to 184 billion in 2014, despite Western sanctions. (In Russian)

COMMENTARY: The Sun Sets On The House Of Karimov

The death of Uzbek President Islam Karimov could leave members of his immediate family -- namely daughters Gulnara and Lola -- in precarious positions.

REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: Memories Of Karimov’s Uzbekistan

Central Asia expert Bruce Pannier spent the 1990s roaming around Uzbekistan and watching as the country changed under President Islam Karimov’s rule.

INFOGRAPHIC: Turkey's Lost Tourism

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