THE POWER VERTICAL: Putin Sees His Moment
Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to turn resentment into power on the global stage.
Russian Police Feted With Constitution
Activists in Moscow congratulated local police on the National Day of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on November 10, and took the opportunity to present them with a copy of the Russian constitution. (in Russian)
Investigation Uncovers Poroshenko’s Spanish Coastal Villa
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko; deputy head of the president's parliamentary bloc Ihor Kononenko; and a deputy secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council Oleh Hladkovskyy each owns a lavish villa along the picturesque shores of Spain’s Costa Del Sol.
Moldovans Protest Election Of Pro-Russia President
Hundreds of people took to the streets of Moldova's capital on November 14 after a pro-Russia politician was declared the winner of the country's presidential runoff election.
Refugees Clash With Police Along Serbian-Croatian Border
Police turned away several refugees and migrants who tried to cross the Serbian-Croatian border on November 14 en route to western Europe.
Putin, Trump Discuss 'Constructive Cooperation'
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 14 discussed battered bilateral ties between their countries in the first phone call between the two men since Trump's election last week.
Russian Investigators Charge Minister In ‘Grand Bribery’ Case
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for a "thorough investigation" after the government’s Investigative Committee filed criminal charges against Economic Development Minister Aleksei Ulyukayev in connection with an alleged multimillion-dollar bribe.
U.S. Adds Six Crimean Deputies To Sanctions List
The United States has added six Crimean deputies newly elected to Russia's parliament to its sanctions blacklist for supporting Moscow's illegal annexation of the Ukrainian territory in 2014.
Lavrov 'Outraged' At U.S. Sanctions Against Chess Federation Chief
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has expressed outrage about the refusal by the U.S. to grant a visa to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of the World Chess Federation.
Russian Economy Posts Smaller Decline
Russia's economy contracted by 0.4 percent over the past year, authorities say, indicating that while it remained in recession it appears to be stabilizing.
Saakashvili Allies Quit Posts In Odesa
Citing their inability to implement reforms, Yulia Marushevska, head of Ukraine’s Odesa region customs service, and National Police Chief Khatia Dekanoidze announced their resignations on November 14.
Ukrainians Call For Resignation Of National Bank Chief
Thousands of people gathered in the center of Kyiv to demand the resignation of National Bank chief Valeriia Gontareva following a call for “endless protest” against the bank’s policies by opposition politician Yuliya Tymoshenko on November 15. (in Ukrainian)
ICC Likens Crimea Annexation To Armed International Conflict
A report released by the International Criminal Court on November 14 following a preliminary investigation into the situation in Ukraine declares the annexation of Crimea equivalent to an international armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia.(in Ukrainian)
Kazakhstan Issues Currency Bill With Nazarbayev Portrait
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev is the face of the country’s newly minted 10-tenge bill (approx. $30).
Bulgaria Faces Uncertainty After Election Of Pro-Russia President
Bulgaria faces political uncertainty following the resignation of the country's prime minister Boiko Borisov after results showed his party losing badly in the country's presidential runoff.
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Czech civic activist Stepan Cernousek is the creator of Gulagonline, a unique virtual project created together with historians, archaeologists, and journalists, among others, that depicts notebooks, clothes, and other objects found in Soviet prison camps in 3D format. (over 25K view on Russian Service website)
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