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NATO Leads Disaster Response Exercises In Bosnia

Personnel from NATO and partner countries have launched three days of disaster relief exercises in the city of Tuzla in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Former Soviet Architect Unearths Gulag History

Vitaly Troshin, the chief architect and city planner in the Russian Arctic city of Vorkuta starting in the 1970s, has found buried, Soviet-era records detailing the creation of labor camps and the executions of political prisoners.

Custom-Made ATV’s Take On Russia’s Urals

"There’s nothing else to do here!" - three friends build cars and all-terrain vehicles that are able to take on any challenges the harsh Urals landscape throws at them. (over 70k views on Current Time TV Facebook)

OTHER NEWS

U.S. Condemns Conviction Of Crimean Journalist Semena

The United States on September 25 said it is "deeply troubled" by the conviction of RFE/RL journalist Mykola Semena by a court in Russia-occupied Crimea last week.

Russia-Belarus Announce Next Round Of Joint Exercises For October

On the heels of the joint Zapad 2017 Russia-Belarus military maneuvers, Russia’s Defense Ministry website is reporting that its special forces have arrived in Belarus to participate in joint tactical exercises with Belarus’s special operation forces. (Belarus Service)

Lukashenka Tells Kadyrov That Minsk Is Ready For Economic Cooperation

Announcing plans during a visit by the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov to Minsk, Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka said, "Russia's multiethnic regions had saved Belarusian-Russian ties when there were misunderstandings with the center."

Russian Gay-Rights Activists Urge EU To Investigate Chechen Allegations

Russian civil society activists are urging European Union member states to investigate crimes allegedly committed by Chechen authorities against gay men.

Roskomnadzor Threatens Facebook With Shut-Down

Russian media regulator Roskomnadzor has said that Facebook must comply with Russian law governing personal data - including requirements that the network store all personal data on Russian users on servers physically located inside the country - or face a ban on its operations in Russia. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

European Court Reviews Blocking Of Websites In Russia

The European Court of Human Rights is looking into allegations of the wide-spread blocking of websites in Russia. The Russian anti-censorship NGO Roskomsvoboda claims that up to 97 percent of blocked sites are disabled without a court order. (Russian Service)

Putin Dismisses Samara Governor Amid Predictions Of Regional Shake-Up

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the governor of the Samara Oblast, Nikolai Merkushkin, amid speculation that a shake-up of regional leaders is imminent ahead of a presidential election in March.

Sobchak, Navalny Clash Over Her Rumored 2018 Kremlin Bid

Kremlin foe Aleksei Navalny is trading barbs with Russian celebrity and TV host Ksenia Sobchak over speculation she will run for the Russian presidency in March.

Ukrainian President Signs Controversial Language Bill Into Law

Ukraine's president has signed into law a controversial bill that makes Ukrainian the required language of study in state schools from the fifth grade on.

INTERVIEW: Historian Anne Applebaum Calls Stalin's War Against Ukraine ‘Genocide'

Red Famine: Stalin's War On Ukraine, the latest book by Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian Anne Applebaum, sheds new light on the deadly famine of 1932-33 during which some 4 million Ukrainians were killed.

PRESSROOM: RFE/RL's Ismayilova Wins 'Alternative Nobel' For Exposing Corruption

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