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Soviet-Themed Shopping Center Opens In Minsk (RFE/RL Belarus Service)
Soviet-Themed Shopping Center Opens In Minsk (RFE/RL Belarus Service)


The Daily Vertical: You Say You Don’t Want A Revolution

The line-up of anniversary events marked in Russia this weekend suggests that the idealism and upheaval of 1917 is out, while the military discipline of Stalin’s Soviet Union is in.

Women Deputies Call For Teteruk's Resignation

The lawmakers from different parties in Ukraine called for deputy head of the People's Front party Andriy Teteruk to resign his seat following an incident in which he allegedly hit a female parliamentarian with a glass bottle.

Ukrainian Military Withdrawing Artillery, Prematurely Some Say

Although attacks continue almost daily, Ukraine’s 93rd Mechanized Brigade is withdrawing its 82-millimeter mortars from Donetsk.


Russian Hybrid War In Syria

A group of Russian bloggers claims it has evidence that Russian soldiers, columns of Russian military equipment, and "volunteers" are on the ground in Syria. (Current Time TV)

Chechen Interior Ministry Officer Charged In Nemtsov Murder

A lawyer for the family of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov says investigators have charged a member of the ministry’s Sever battalion in connection with the murder.

Russia Repatriates 11,000 Tourists From Egypt

There are an estimated 80,000 Russian tourists in Egypt. Additional flights are expected in coming days, but those leaving may take only carry-on bags, with remaining luggage to follow by cargo plane.

Russian Artist Tried To Set FSB On Fire

Russian performance artist and activist Peter Pavlensky has been arrested in Moscow after dousing the front door of the FSB with gas and setting it on fire. (Current Time TV)

Moscow Court Blocks Rutracker For Life

The ruling takes down one of Russia’s largest torrent trackers, an illegal online-sharing platform. (In Russian)

Why Armenia's Military Alliance With Russia Is Not At Risk

The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh is the most important driving force behind the alliance. As long as the conflict remains unresolved, Armenia’s dependence on Russia will continue.

IMF Opens Talks With Belarus

Talks to determine whether there is enough basis for a joint economic program began in Minsk on November 9. (In Belarusian)

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