Current Time TV tells the story about Vitali, an architect who came to Vorkuta in the 1980s to build a “city of the future,” but found that it was built on the bones of Gulag prisoners from the 1930s. (over 77k views on Current Time TV Facebook)
Unknown attackers fired on the car of a Chechen couple near Kyiv late on October 30, killing the woman, Amina Okuyeva. Her husband, Adam Osmayev, was accused in 2012 of plotting to kill Vladimir Putin, and was targeted in an earlier assassination attempt in June 2017.
As Russia marked the day of Stalinist repressions on October 30, an informal street poll in Moscow found that respondents overwhelmingly believe that Russia currently has no political prisoners. One respondent said there are political prisoners in “every country,” while another acknowledged the problem in Russia, but said the topic is too “creepy” to contemplate. (Russian Service)
Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey have launched a rail link connecting the three countries, establishing a freight and passenger link between Europe and China that bypasses Russia and Armenia.
This winery in Kakheti, in eastern Georgia, lets tourists kick off their shoes and help make the wine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman has emphasized that the Kremlin sees no evidence of accusations of Russian meddling in the indictments handed down to U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and an associate.
Ukrainians long angered by Paul Manafort’s work to bring what they regard as a kleptocratic, pro-Russia administration to power in Kyiv celebrated news of the American political consultant's indictment on October 30.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is due to discuss the conflict in Syria and energy cooperation with Iranian President Hassan Rohani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei when he visits Tehran on November 1.
Ukrainian officials say the wife of a Chechen man accused by Russian authorities of plotting to kill President Vladimir Putin has been killed in an ambush near Kyiv.
A war of words is escalating between Russian state media and Ekho Moskvy after one of the radio station’s journalists was stabbed by an assailant following a state TV report portraying her as a nefarious agent of the West.
Russian journalist and TV host Yekaterina Gordon has announced plans to run for president in the country’s March 2018 elections.
Nikolai Lyaskin, Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's Moscow campaign chief, has been detained by police.
The speaker of the Russian parliament’s upper chamber has instructed the chamber’s committee on science, education and culture to review school textbooks, with a focus on Ukraine, to ensure they are “written correctly from the legal, political and civil point of view.” (Crimea Realities website)
In a meeting with the Kremlin’s Human Rights Council, Russian President Vladimir Putin made the remark that some "representatives of non-governmental organizations and other bodies" are allegedly engaged in collecting "biomaterials" of Russian citizens. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said later that Putin received this information from security services, but offered no further details. (Russian Service)
Thorbjorn Jagland, the Council of Europe’s secretary-general, traveled to Moscow earlier this month to find a way out of a deepening dispute that could ultimately see Russia quit the bloc.
Ukrainian authorities have been accused of using excessive force when they arrested 17 young clubgoers for drug possession and detained 32 others in an early morning raid on a popular Kyiv nightclub.
Prominent Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich has been detained in Minsk, his wife says.
Serbian General Vladimir Lazarevic, who was convicted of command responsibility for war crimes committed against the civilian population during the 1998-99 Kosovo war, will join the teaching staff at the Military Academy, Serbia’s defense ministry has announced.
A court official in Tajikistan says prison sentences have been handed down to two brothers and a nephew of Gulmurod Halimov, a fugitive police colonel who joined the extremist group Islamic State.