Police Detain Hundreds Of Protesters In Moscow
Russian authorities have detained hundreds of people after nationalists gathered in central Moscow for an antigovernment rally coinciding with celebrations of Russia's National Unity Day.
Evicted Navalny Opens New Moscow Office
Russian opposition politician Aleksei Navalny opened his third campaign office in Moscow in six months, following evictions from previous premises.
Belarus Opposition Remembers Soviet Regime Victims
Dozens of Belarusian opposition activists on November 5 marched to Kurapaty, a site near Minsk, to honor at least 30,000 people who were killed and buried there by Soviet secret police under dictator Josef Stalin in the 1930s and 1940s.
Ukraine’s Wave Of Contract Killings
Current Time TV has documented seven high-profile contract killings that have been committed in Ukraine over the past year and a half. One killer was slain; the rest, including those who ordered the attacks, are still at large. (over 154k views on Current Time TV Facebook)
Iran Displays Missile To Mark Anniversary Of US Embassy Seizure
Protesters put a ballistic missile on display on November 4 as thousands marched in Tehran to mark the anniversary of the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy. The crowd chanted "Death to Israel" and "Down with the U.S.," and burned an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Leaked Documents Tie U.S. Commerce Chief To Firm With Links To Putin
A massive leak of financial documents, dubbed the Paradise Papers, indicates that U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has invested in a shipping firm linked to a company controlled by associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin Names Pillars Of Russian’ ‘Genetic Code’
Speaking at an award ceremony marking Russian Unity Day on November 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a cautious attitude toward the Motherland, care for it, commitment to friendship, and the rejection of external pressure are the foundations of Russian statehood, and the "genetic and cultural code" of Russians. (Russian Service)
Poroshenko, Tillerson Discuss UN Peacekeeping Plan
The Ukrainian presidential office says President Petro Poroshenko and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have discussed the possibility of sending UN peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine.
Separatists Shell Ukrainian Positions With Grad Missiles
Ukrainian media reports that violence intensified in Eastern Ukraine on November 5, as Russia-backed separatists fired heavy weapons, including multiple rocket launcher systems that are prohibited under the Minsk agreements. (Russian Service)
Separatists In Ukraine’s Donbas Prepare For Pseudo-Elections
Aleksandr Zakharchenko, leader of Ukraine’s self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, and so-called opposition candidate Oleksandr Khodakovskiy have resurrected talk of elections in the separatist region by proclaiming their intention to run for the territory’s top office. Donetsk political analyst Vitali Sizov told RFE/RL that separatist leaders see elections as a formal means for legitimating their authority. (Ukrainian Service)
Russian Activists See Victory Against Grocery Chain's Homophobic Campaign
Russian businessman German Sterligov has made homophobia a central ideological tenet of his grocery chain. “Those dirty perverts can keep dreaming, but we won’t" serve them, he says.
Belarus’s Statkevich Released From Jail
Belarusian opposition leader Mikalay Statkevich has been released from jail after serving a five-day term following a court ruling that he took part in an unsanctioned rally.
Uzbek Sister Of NY Terror Suspect Fears ‘Brainwashing’
A sister of New York City terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov has told RFE/RL from their native Uzbekistan that her family believes the 29-year-old was "brainwashed," and has pleaded with U.S. authorities to give him "time" and a "fair trial."
Reversing Decades-Long Policy, Tashkent Mosques Resume Use Of Loudspeakers
Several grand mosques in Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s capital city, have resumed calling for prayers using loudspeakers, which were banned nearly 20 years ago by former President Islam Karimov. The treatment of believers has come under scrutiny in the Central Asian nation after an Uzbek national carried out a deadly attack, killing eight, in New York city last week. (Uzbek Service)
Brother Of Convicted Opposition Politician Shot Dead In Kyrgyzstan
A brother of former Kyrgyz Prosecutor-General and opposition politician Aida Salyanova has been shot dead in his house in Bishkek.
Exiled Rights Activist's Mother Targeted In Turkmenistan
Human Rights Watch has condemned an attack on the family home of exiled Turkmen human rights activist Farid Tuhbatullin in the nation's northern city of Dashoguz, where his 76-year-old mother lives alone.
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