Journalists with RFE/RL’s investigative program, Schemes, were attacked by masked bodyguards at Kyiv's Zhulyany Airport while reporting on the arrival from Russia of Viktor Medvedchuk, the leader of the pro-Russian Ukrainian Choice organization.
Ukraine’s Antonov manufacturer has rolled out a new series of unmanned aerial vehicles, including a new drone that can reach a height of 2,400 meters, has a practical reach of more than 1000 km, has a tactical range of 120 km, can stay in flight for seven hours, and carries two surface-to-air missiles. (Ukrainian Service)
Alsu Kurmasheva, a journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Tatar-Bashkir Service, was stunned by images of Tatar women she had seen taken by Russian photographer Sergei Poteryaev. She proposed the two join forces to develop a series of portraits of women of Russia’s other ethnic minorities in an effort to explore the topic of cultural identity.
Activists demonstrated outside the Kyrgyz parliament to denounce legislation that would allow mining in the country's glaciers.
Ahead of a November 13 meeting of EU foreign ministers, some 70 security and foreign-policy experts have said that Western governments must take steps to halt what they called Russian President Vladimir Putin's plan to play "divide and rule in the Euro-Atlantic area."
Roskomnadzor has said it will soon check whether Facebook is complying with a Russian law requiring social networks to store the personal data of Russian citizens on Russian servers.
The European Commission on November 8 proposed new regulations that would introduce common jurisdiction for all gas pipelines entering the bloc, possibly affecting Russian Nord Stream 2 profits.
The powerful chief of Russian state oil giant Rosneft, Igor Sechin, has been called to testify for the prosecution at the high-profile extortion trial of former Economy Minister Aleksei Ulyukayev.
Flamboyant Russian real estate tycoon Sergei Polonsky, who was convicted of financial crimes three months ago, says he is running for president.
Russian authorities say they will seek the extradition of whistle-blower Grigory Rodchenkov, who helped orchestrate the country's Olympic doping program and has since fled to the United States.
Russia’s Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence handed down a decade ago to Aleksei Pichugin, a former security chief of the now-defunct oil company Yukos.
Russian state news agency TASS has confirmed that it plans to “produce news for schoolchildren." Reports suggest that 210 million rubles have been allocated from the state budget to create a specialized channel aimed at children aged 8-16 years. (Russian service)
A court in Moscow has ordered the seizure of property belonging to theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov, who has been charged with embezzlement in a case Kremlin critics fear is politically motivated.
Tatarstan’s president announced on November 8 that while Tatar language classes will remain mandatory in the region’s schools, they will be scaled back from six to two hours per week.
The United Nations has raised "extreme" concern that an escalation of fighting near water infrastructure in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk could lead to a deadly chlorine gas disaster.
Ivan Vinnyk , a lawmaker from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's party, has told RFE/RL he plans to propose legislation severing diplomatic relations with Russia.
37-year old Kuandyk Bishimbaev has already been Kazakhstan's economy minister, deputy minister of industry and trade, deputy chairman of the sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna, and chairman of the national holding company Bayterek, but his current title is court defendant.
[Excerpt: Current Time TV’s daily, first-read for Russian-speaking audiences.]
This is what two million dollars looks like in a box. It is being used as as evidence in the trial underway of Russia’s ex-Minister for Economic Development Alexei Ulyukaev, who is accused of extorting bribes from Rosneft head Igor Sechin.