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Russia’s Inflatable Weapons

While Russian defense companies are on a starvation diet, the country’s seamstresses are busy developing a new generation of weapons to fool the enemy. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Saakashvili Launches 'New Force' In Ukraine

Four days after resigning as governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region, Mikheil Saakashvili announced he was launching a new political force.

Exclusive: Chernobyl's New Containment Shield

RFE/RL was given exclusive access to the site where engineers are preparing to move a 31,000-ton steel structure into place to contain the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear reactor.

Advice At Age 111: Eat Well And Don't Gossip

Shebike Akhundova, who was born in 1905, when Azerbaijan was part of the Russian Empire, has simple advice for a long and rich life.



Guests Mark Galeotti and Natalia Churikova join host Brian Whitmore to discuss how the election of Donald Trump will change the geopolitical equation in the post-Soviet space.

Pro-Moscow Candidate Claims Moldova Presidency

Near final results show a clear victory for pro-Russia candidate Igor Dodon in the second round of Moldova's presidential election.

Russia Says It’s Ready To Fix Ties With U.S.

Moscow says it is ready to work fast to repair relations with Washington now that Donald Trump has been elected U.S. president.

Mogherini Says EU Policy Toward Russia Unchanged

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the European Union will not change its policy towards Russia, even if the United States does.

Moscow Pundits Expect 'Very Risky Period' For U.S.- Russia Relations

Opposition politician Ilya Yashin, former Russian ambassador to the U.S. Vladimir Lukin, political consultant Stanislav Belkovsky and others speculated on the potential opportunities and dangers of this new phase of international relations.

Russian Parliamentary Delegation Visits Iran

A delegation from Russia's upper house of parliament has begun a two-day visit to Iran for meetings with Iranian politicians, including parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani.

Draft Law Would Ban Children Of Officials From Study Abroad

Valeriy Rashkin, a deputy from Russia’s Communist party, has proposed a law that, with the exception of diplomats posted overseas, would ban the children of Russian officials of from studying abroad. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Russian Daily Removes Interview Suggesting Putin Might Step Down

Russia's Moskovsky Komsomolets daily newspaper has removed from its website an interview with Valery Solovei, a Russian analyst who speculated that President Vladimir Putin might step down before the next presidential election in 2018.

Ukrainian Deputies Trade Blows Over Pro-Russia Accusations

Co-chairman of the Opposition Bloc faction Yuriy Boiko and leader of the Radical Party Oleg Lyashko scuffled during a meeting in the Ukrainian parliament after Lyashko called Boiko a “Moscow Nit.” (in Russian, Current Time TV)

SCHEMES: Ukrainian Officials’ Undeclared Villas In Spain

RFE/RL's investigative program “Schemes” has discovered a luxurious villa in Spain belonging to a company owned by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. Former presidential administration head Ihor Kononenko and National Security Council Deputy Secretary Oleg Gladovskiy also have undeclared properties in Spain that are registered to their companies. (in Ukrainian)

Turkey, Belarus Plan To Boost Trade To $1Billion

Turkey and Belarus plan to boost bilateral trade to $1 billion, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on November 11 after talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

Bulgarian PM Resigns As Pro-Russia General Wins Presidency

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has announced he will resign after Moscow-friendly Socialist party candidate Rumen Radev won the country's presidential election.

Hotline To Uzbek Leader: Panacea Or Ploy?

Ahead of an election expected to cement his power, Uzbekistan's acting president has given the people a way to seek his help in solving their problems: a toll-free number.

PODCAST: The Meaning Of China’s One Belt, One Road Project For Central Asia

PHOTOGALLERY: Inside Chernobyl’s Radioactive Ruins

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