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VOX POP: Russians Hope Trump Will Improve Relations

Moscow residents reacted to Donald Trump's stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election. Some said they hoped he would improve relations between the U.S. and Russia.

VOX POP: Ukrainians React To Trump's Victory

Residents of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, had mixed feelings about Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election, with some reflecting upon his perceived pro-Russian positions.

New Container Completed For Chernobyl

RFE/RL was allowed to examine the site of a newly completed container that will enclose the fourth energy block of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which exploded on April 26, 1986. (in Ukrainian)

The Frontline Artist

Australian artist Guido van Helten completed a large-scale mural in Avdiyivka, an eastern Ukrainian town where fighting continues between Russia-backed separatists and government troops.


THE POWER VERTICAL: Is It The End Of The World As We Know It?

For most of his rule, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been seeking to overturn the post-Cold War international order. With Americans’ election of Donald Trump, the Kremlin leader now appears to have taken a giant leap toward that goal.

Russia Reacts To ‘Great American Revolution’ With Jubilation And Concern

There was jubilation among many allies of President Vladimir Putin's Kremlin at the news of Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential elections, while some politicians predicted the stunning result would have little effect on badly strained U.S. ties.

Ukrainians Awake To ‘Nightmare’ Of Trump Victory

Ukrainians have expressed disbelief and worry in response to the election of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States.

Savchenko Calls On Trump To Strengthen Sanctions Against Russia

In a November 10 Facebook post, the Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to provide Ukraine with the "diplomatic, technical, and military support" to fight Russia's aggression.

What Does Crimea Expect From US President-Elect

Russian-backed authorities in Crimea are nearly unanimous in their belief that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will recognize the peninsula as belonging to Russia, although local Communist party chief Leonid Grach expects him to uphold current U.S. policy. (in Russian)

Russian Social Media Reacts To Trump

Amid the thicket of endorsements and criticism, there was also the view that the election was a triumph of democracy: “Is it possible to imagine a situation in Russia where the current government, the media, and the elites support one candidate, but a different one wins?” (in Russian)

Politicians And Celebrities Knew Trump When...

RFE/RL compiled examples of mostly Russian politicians and celebrities - including Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Philip Kirkorov, Nikolai Valuev, and even Mikheil Saakashvili - who have scoured their photo albums to find pictures of them together with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Russian Police Official Elected Interpol Vice President For Europe

Russian Major General Aleksandr Prokopchukhas, who was the head of Interpol's National Central Bureau in Moscow, has been named a vice president for Interpol’s European operations.

FSB Says Ukrainian ‘Saboteur Group’ Apprehended In Crimea

Russia's Federal Security Service says it has apprehended three suspected members of a Ukrainian "sabotage-terrorist group" in Russian-annexed Crimea.

Ukraine Unveils New Missile System ‘Thunder,’ For Export For Now

The Ukrainian firm Pavlograd has produced a new land-to-land type rocket with a range of 500km, currently for export only. (in Ukrainian)

One Year After Release, Azerbaijani Activist Couple Frail But Defiant

Almost one year after their release from prison, Leyla and Arif Yunus, Azerbaijan’s prominent husband-and-wife team of human rights defenders, have resumed their advocacy work from their new home in the Netherlands.

Georgian Defense Minister Outlines Reform Plans

In a speech marking his first 100 days in office, Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria announced plans for reform of the country's army, air force, and air-defenses.

EU Says Western Balkans Single Market In Sight

EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn says that a Western Balkans single market can be possible within two or three years if there is political will in the region.

U.S. Warns Of Possible Attacks In Tajikistan

The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe says it had obtained information about possible attacks on large public gatherings in Tajikistan and its border crossings with Afghanistan.

COMMENTARY: ‘We Are Witnessing A Crisis Of Liberal Democracy’

Commenting on Donald Trump’s anti-establishment win, Russian political analyst Masha Lipman told RFE/RL, “All old expectations, old ideas about the interests and policies of the world’s leading countries no longer work.” (in Russian)

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