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.
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.
Although attacks continue almost daily, Ukraine’s 93rd Mechanized Brigade is withdrawing its 82-millimeter mortars from Donetsk.
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)
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.
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 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)
The ruling takes down one of Russia’s largest torrent trackers, an illegal online-sharing platform. (In Russian)
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.
Talks to determine whether there is enough basis for a joint economic program began in Minsk on November 9. (In Belarusian)