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Thousands Protest Ingushetia-Chechnya Deal

Thousands of people protested in Magas, Ingushetia, against an agreement for an exchange of territory between Ingushetia and Chechnya.

Hate And Debate Ahead Of Romania's Gay-Marriage Vote

A gay novelist and bar owner says "we will suffer," ahead of a referendum in Romania on banning same-sex marriage. He has received threats and hate messages after making a viral post about the vote on social media.

Kazakhs From China Appeal To German Chancellor To Help Captured Relatives

Dozens of ethnic Kazakhs originally from China appealed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for help in seeking the release of relatives from so-called "reeducation camps" in northwestern China.

25 Years Ago: The Day The Russian White House Was Shelled

A Russian constitutional crisis came to a dramatic climax 25 years ago, on October 4, 1993, when President Boris Yeltsin ordered the army to shell Moscow’s parliament building.


Ukraine's Sentsov Reportedly Ends Hunger Strike

Russia's Penitentiary System has announced on October 5 that imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov has stopped his nearly five-month hunger strike. Also today, a Russian human rights group reported that the European Court of Human Right has accepted a complaint from Sentsov, linking it to a case about Russia’s annexation of the Ukrainian territory of Crimea in 2014.

U.S. Defense Chief Calls Alleged Russian Violation Of Missile Treaty 'Untenable'

The U.S. defense secretary has again accused Russia of violating a key Cold War arms control treaty, in the latest in a series of increasingly blunt statements by U.S. officials.

U.S. Senate Mentions ‘Genocide’ In Resolution On Ukraine Famine

The U.S. Senate has adopted a resolution recognizing that Soviet dictator Josef Stalin committed genocide against the Ukrainian people in the early 1930s, when millions died in a horrific famine known as the Holodomor.

Kremlin Says U.S. Hacking Allegations Pretext For Increased Sanctions

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has warned that the United States is on a "dangerous path" and "deliberately inciting tensions in relations between the nuclear powers" by accusing Russian military intelligence of waging a global hacking campaign against Western institutions.

Russian Space Capsule Carrying Lands Safely in Kazakhstan

A Russian space capsule landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan, returning to Earth two Americans and a Russian after a six-month mission in orbit.

Russian Prosecutor Linked to Trump Tower Lawyer Dies In Chopper Crash

Russian Deputy Attorney General Saak Karapetyan, a top Russian official accused of directing Natalya Veselnitskaya, the lawyer who met with senior Trump campaign officials in Trump Tower in 2016, has died in a helicopter crash.

SCHEMES: RFE/RL Report Prompts Ukraine To Disband Illegal Police Unit

Ukrainian authorities are disbanding an illegal unit within the department of security of the National Police, following a report published by RFE/RL’s investigative program Schemes. The report revealed that the unit, named “Life Safety,” was created by Ilya Kiva, an advisor to Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, and was used to protect the private and political interests of the ministry’s leaders. (Ukrainian Service)

'Stop Harassment, Detentions Of Journalists,' EU Lawmakers Tell Belarus

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning the repeated detention and state harassment of journalists and independent news outlets in Belarus.

Moldovan Parliament Defies President To Approve Land Transfer For New U.S. Embassy

Moldova's parliament has overridden a veto by President Igor Dodon, passing legislation that will transfer the site of a former stadium in Chisinau to the United States for its new embassy.

POLL: Half Of Young People In Russia Don’t Know About Stalin's Repressions

A poll by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center has found that 47 percent of young Russians aged between 18-24 have heard nothing about Stalin’s repressions. Sociologists claim that the third of Russians have family members who have been victims of repression, with that 43 percent of respondents believe there are not victims of repression in their families. (Russian Service)

INFOGRAPHIC: Trustworthy? Putin’s Approval At 5-Year Low

AFPAK PODCAST: Pakistan’s Economy Under Imran Khan

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