Rallies organized by the Communist Party were held across Russia over the weekend to protest unpopular pension-reform proposals that have dented Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings.
A laundromat for the homeless is facing opposition in Moscow.
Pope Francis has laid flowers at the monument to Latvian independence in Riga, on the second leg of a Baltic regional tour.
Ukraine’s “Revolution of Dignity” comes to life in this virtual reality simulation.
Ukraine’s prosecutor-general office has announced that it has “temporarily suspended” efforts to obtain cellphone information belonging to RFE/RL investigative journalist Natalia Sedletska and reporter Kristina Berdynskyh in response to a September 18 order issued by the European Court of Human Rights. (Ukrainian Service)
The head of Russia’s Supreme Court says the judiciary should halt "pointless" criminal cases over online speech if investigators fail to demonstrate criminal intent by Internet users who post allegedly extremist content.
Ahead of a September 30 referendum on changing its name to end a long dispute with Greece, Macedonia, the country accused of helping flood the U.S. 2016 presidential campaign with bogus stories, is itself awash in a social-media influence campaign.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has summoned Norway's ambassador to protest the arrest of a Russian citizen at the country’s Gardermoen airport on September 21 on suspicion of spying.
Two challengers have defeated pro-Kremlin candidates in gubernatorial runoffs, amid widespread anger over pension reforms backed by the ruling United Russia party and President Vladimir Putin.
On September 24, the day opposition leader Aleksei Navalny was released after spending a month behind bars for organizing an opposition protest, a Moscow court sentenced him to another 20 days in jail, his spokeswoman said.
Declaring that “Paris has always been on the side of the defenders of freedom,” mayor Anne Hidalgo named Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, imprisoned in Russia on terrorism charges since May 2014, an honorary resident of the city. Sentsov joins 17 other recipients of the honorary title, and one building -- the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo. (Russian Service)
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian called for fresh parliamentary elections one day after official results showed his My Step ruling alliance winning 81 percent of the vote in an election that propelled its candidate Hayk Marutian into the Yerevan mayor's office.
In a meeting with senior security officials, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka announced plans to reinforce Belarus’s border with Ukraine, citing “trouble,” “arms transfers,” and “gangsters who bear arms” that make their way into the country. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Belarusian authorities have detained a Tajik former soccer player who was prevented from playing in Tajikistan several years ago because he wore a beard, his wife has told RFE/RL.
The Moldovan Constitutional Court has suspended the powers of Igor Dodon, the country's Russia-friendly president, amid a standoff over ministerial appointments with his opponents in Chisinau's pro-Western government.
Some 2,000 Russia and Kyrgyz troops will join in antiterrorism exercises in eastern Kyrgyzstan on September 26, during which nearly 400 pieces of military hardware will be deployed, including 30 Russian aircraft and Iskander-M ballistic missile systems.
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