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Russian Police Remove Navalny Campaign Tent

Russian police began tearing down a tent set up in preparation for a campaign event by opposition politician Aleskei Navalny in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, shortly after he was detained in Moscow.

Serbian Charity Attempts World Record To Help The Disabled

More than 300 activists from across Serbia gathered on September 30 in the city of Novi Sad in a bid to set a Guinness world record for the largest mosaic made of plastic bottle caps.

Premiere: ‘Grab And Run’ - Forced Marriage In Kyrgyzstan - 551k views

Current Time premieres a documentary on forced marriages in Kyrgyzstan, where a tradition of abducting women and forcing them into marriage is still practiced, despite a government ban. (Current Time TV Facebook)

Flashmob Marks Babi Yar Tragedy In Kyiv

A flashmob on September 29 marked the 76th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre in September 1941, when German Nazis and Ukrainian auxiliary police shot and killed more than 33,700 Jews at a ravine on the edge of Kyiv. (Ukrainian Service)

OTHER NEWS

New U.S. Ambassador Huntsman Arrives In Russia Amid 'Low Point' In Relations

Jon Huntsman, the new U.S. ambassador to Russia, has arrived in Moscow. U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Maria Olsen welcomed Huntsman and his wife, May Kaye Huntsman, in a tweet.

EU’s Mogherini Opens Helsinki Center To Counter Hybrid Threats

Speaking ahead of the inauguration on October 2 of the new European Center Of Excellence For Countering Hybrid Threats in Helsinki, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the EU “could not take the issue of hybrid threats more seriously.”

Russia Denies Ukrainian Allegations It Left Troops In Belarus

Russia has denied allegations from Ukraine that it left troops behind in Belarus after staging military exercises there, despite Moscow's pledge not to do so.

Ukraine Suspects Saboteurs Triggered Munitions Blast

Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko said investigators are operating on the theory that saboteurs may have used a detonator to trigger a massive explosion and fire at a munitions depot in central Ukraine last week.

Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov Reportedly To Be Sent To Prison In Russia’s Far North

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year prison term in Russia, has said he believes he will be transferred to Russia's northernmost prison camp near the village of Kharp in the Yamalo-Nenetsk Autonomous Region, on the Arctic Circle.

Azerbaijan's Turan News Agency Expects Government To Drop Case

Azerbaijan's independent Turan News Agency said on September 29 that it believes the government's tax case against it will be dropped. It has announced that it has resumed operations.

Latvian Guide Explains Espionage And Recruitment

The Latvian security police has published instructions on how to identify spies and counter espionage for municipal and government officials. It explains what information foreign intelligence services are looking for, how to identify a foreign agent, and how to know you’re being recruited. (Ukrainian Service)

POLL: 53 Percent Of Russians Believe ‘Innocents’ Suffered Under Stalin

A poll by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center finds that more than half of respondents believe that innocent people “suffered” political repressions during the reign of Joseph Stalin, 41 percent believe that repressions were often carried out "without trial and investigation," and 18 percent called the repressions "unjust.” (Russian Service)

ANALYSIS: Daghestan's Abdulatipov Resigns, Finally

MAJLIS PODCAST: New Dynamics Emerge In Kyrgyz Election

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