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THE POWER VERTICAL: Declaring Open Season On Journalists

Two weeks before yesterday’s near-fatal attack on Echo Moskvy correspondent Tatyana Felgengauer, Russian state TV ran a segment accusing the station of colluding with foreign powers, and identified Felgengauer and showed her face on the screen.

'They Gave Me Electric Shocks' -- Accounts Of LGBT Crackdown In Azerbaijan

Firsthand accounts of an alleged crackdown on the LGBT community in Azerbaijan detail the use of electric shocks and beatings in detention facilities.

Russia Formally Hands Over MiG-29 Fighter Jets To Serbia

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu attended a ceremony in Belgrade to formally present six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia.

The Perils Of Russian TV

Russian TV channels regularly invite foreign guests on their programs, where they are often insulted and beaten on air. Current Time TV compiled the most memorable moments. (over 164k views on Current Time TV Facebook)


Russian Journalist Out Of Coma

Russia's Ekho Moskvy radio says prominent journalist Tatyana Felgengauer, who was stabbed by an attacker in the station’s studios on October 23, has been operated on and transferred to an intensive-care unit of a Moscow hospital.

Russia Implicates Browder In Magnitsky 'Murder' Probe

According to an October 22 report by The New York Times, Russian authorities are pursuing a possible murder charge against U.S.- born British businessman William Browder in the "murder" of his former employee, Sergei Magnitsky.

Sobchak Calls For Release Of Russia's Political Prisoners

Ksenia Sobchak -- the Russian socialite, TV personality, and opposition activist who announced last week she would run in the presidential election in March -- has called on the authorities to release political prisoners.

Moscow Mayor Sobyanin Announces Intent To Run Again

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, eyed by many observers as a potential prime minister after presidential elections in March 2018, told Russian media he intends to run for a third mayoral term in September 2018 to finish implementing reforms he promised. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Russian Orthodox Faithful Hold Prayer Vigil At Matilda Premier

About a dozen conservative Russian Orthodox protesters have prayed outside St. Petersburg's famed Mariinsky Theater to protest the gala premiere of the controversial film, Matilda.

Ukraine's Anticorruption Agents Raid Odesa Mayor's Home

Agents with Ukraine’s anticorruption bureau have raided the home and office of Hennadiy Trukhanov, mayor of the Black Sea port of Odesa, who is at the center of an embezzlement probe.

Ukraine Registers 1.6 Million IDPs Since Start Of Eastern Conflict

Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the UN Volodymyr Yelchenko told the body on October 23 that about 1.6 million Ukrainians have been registered as internally displaced persons, or approximately 4 percent of the country’s population. (Ukrainian Service)

Georgian Dream Wins Mayoral Races In Tbilisi And Other Cities

Final preliminary results from Georgia’s mayoral elections suggest that the candidates of the ruling Georgian Dream coalition have been elected mayors of Tbilisi, Batumi, Poti, and Rustavi in the first round of voting.

Armenia Debates Bill Outlawing Domestic Abuse

Armenia’s National Assembly appears set to adopt a bill that would criminalize domestic abuse and protect its victims.

Kyrgyz Journalist Saipov Commemorated In Osh 10 Years After Murder

Kyrgyz civil rights activists, former colleagues, friends, and relatives of the late Kyrgyz independent journalist Alisher Saipov have gathered in southern Kyrgyzstan to mark the 10th anniversary of his death.

PODCAST: Now That The Money Is Gone -- Turkmenistan After The Games

PRESSROOM: RFE/RL Condemns 'Intimidation' Of Its Journalist In Ukraine

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