More than 1,800 troops from 14 countries are taking part in U.S.-led military drills near the western Ukrainian city of Yavoriv. Over the border, Zapad 2017, the military exercises held jointly by Belarus and Russia, have begun.
Entrepreneur Yuri Okunev has built a lawn according to the latest Swiss standards, and plans to propose the technology, which helps conserve water, to municipal authorities. (over 295k views on Current Time TV, Facebook)
A mass demonstration was held on September 16 in Ufa, the capital of the Russian region of Bashkortostan, to support the official status of the Bashkir language.
Ana Brnabic, the first openly gay prime minister in the Balkan region and the first Serbian woman in the top job, has joined Belgrade's gay-pride parade.
A group of Chinese warships has arrived in Russia's Far Eastern city of Vladivostok to participate in the second round of joint naval exercises.
The U.S. special envoy to eastern Ukraine has called a Russian peacekeeping proposal a "step forward," but warns there are still many "obstacles" to the plan suggested by Moscow.
Speaking on September 18 in Kyiv, the speaker of Ukraine’s parliament Andriy Parubiy confirmed that the bloc led by Ukrainian Parliament Petro Poroshenko and former Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s People’s Front faction are holding talks on possible unification. (Ukrainian Service)
A Russian court is scheduled to hold a hearing on September 18 in a lawsuit against the Federal Security Service by relatives of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust and died in a Soviet KGB jail.
The spectacular Zaryadye Park opened to great fanfare last weekend, despite being unfinished, with President Vladimir Putin and Moscow's mayor helping to mark the occasion, coinciding with the Russian capital's 870th anniversary.
Ukraine's top prosecutor has said former Georgian President and Ukrainian regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili will not be arrested for defying authorities with his dramatic return to the country after his citizenship was canceled.
A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced Elcin Ismayilli, a journalist known for criticizing the government, to nine years in prison after a trial his lawyer contends was politically motivated.
Hundreds of people have marched in Moldova's capital to protest against a controversial new electoral law.
For at least the third time in recent months, the European Court of Human Rights has stepped in to prevent a Moscow court from ordering the deportation of an Uzbek citizen back to the authoritarian Central Asian country.
The opening ceremony of the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games has taken place in Turkmenistan's capital, Ashgabat.
Denis Karagodin, a civil activist and private researcher from the city of Tomsk, spoke with RFE/RL about his recent findings on the activity of Stalin’s secret service, the NKVD, in Western Siberia. While researching the fate of his great grandfather, he uncovered NKVD documents detailing whom to arrest, and how to execute and dispose of the bodies. (over 41k views on Russian Service website)