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'Parity Is Parity': U.S. Ambassador Defends Move Against Russian Diplomatic Facilities

The outgoing U.S. ambassador to Russia has defended Washington's decision to order Moscow out of diplomatic facilities in the United States amid a mounting standoff straining already frayed bilateral ties.

THE POWER VERTICAL: Cybercriminals And Patriotic Hackers

Are Russia’s hackers criminals or patriots? It depends.

Trial Resumes In Montenegro's Alleged Coup Plot

The trial of 14 suspects charged with plotting to overthrow Montenegro's government has resumed in the capital, Podgorica.

Thousands Attend Reopening Of Major Checkpoint Along Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border

Thousands of local residents have attended the reopening ceremony of a major checkpoint along the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border.

Russian Amputee Farmer Builds Largest Farm In District

A tractor tore off Alexander's legs, but he has triumphed over his injuries and now runs the largest farm in the district, with 14 hectares of land, cattle, and his own workshop. (over 1 million views on Current Time TV Facebook)

OTHER NEWS

EU Defense Ministers Hold Cyberwar Game In Tallinn

EU defense ministers gathered in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, for an informal meeting that included a cyber exercise aimed at testing the bloc's ability to respond to a potential attack by hackers..

Moldovan Troops To Join Exercises With NATO Countries Despite Dodon's Opposition

Moldovan troops will take part in September 8-23 multinational military exercises in Ukraine despite pro-Russian President Igor Dodon's bid to keep them out of the drills.

Poroshenko Calls On Parliament To Lift Immunity

In his annual address to parliament today, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposed that deputies revoke immunity for members of the chamber, effective January 1, 2020, when the legislature’s next term begins. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Moscow Court Sentences 'Shaltai-Boltai' Hackers To Prison

A Moscow court has sentenced two Russian hackers to three years in prison each for breaking into the e-mail accounts of top Russian officials and leaking them.

Russian Court Rules Aeroflot Cannot Tell Flight Attendants What Size Clothes To Wear

A Moscow court has ruled in favor of a flight attendant who complained that Russia's flagship Aeroflot airline stopped assigning her international routes because of her weight.

Krasnodar Schools Introduce ‘Informational Minutes’

Education officials in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region have recommended that schools begin the day with five "informational minutes” aimed at increasing the "effectiveness of civil-patriotic education." The minutes resemble a Soviet-era practice that was used to disseminate propaganda. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Alcohol Major Menace To Men In Russia’s Far East

Russia’s health minister told the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok that the rate of alcoholism in the country’s Far East is almost twice as high as the national average, and is responsible for 70 percent of deaths in the region of males aged under 35. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

You've Got Veil: Millions Of Text Messages Enforce Dress Code In Tajikistan

Private mobile-phone companies in Tajikistan have begun sending out millions of text messages reminding citizens to obey a new law that makes Tajik national clothing obligatory at “traditional” gatherings..

Kazakh Journalist Mamai Convicted Of Money Laundering

A Kazakh journalist known for his criticism of the government has been convicted of money laundering and sentenced to three years of parole-like restrictions.

ANALYSIS: Does Putin's Peacekeeper Proposal For Ukraine Have Any Merit?

London-based critic Timothy Ash says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal for peacekeepers in Ukraine “is an old one... and will be unacceptable to the Ukrainian side.” Is the Kremlin leader serious or just bluffing?

BLOGGING THE CAUCASUS: Kadyrov Revels In Role As Protector Of Oppressed Muslims

ARTIST’S GALLERY: Lenin On Linen

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