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Saakashvili Rallies Supporters In Kyiv

Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president, rallied supporters of his new political movement in Kyiv on November 27, and called for early parliamentary elections.

Ukraine's Ex-President Accuses Kyiv Of Sabotaging Testimony

Ukraine's ousted President Viktor Yanukovych has accused the Kyiv government of intending to "sabotage" his November 24 video testimony in a Ukrainian court trial of five former policemen charged with fatally shooting antigovernment protesters in 2014. His testimony was postponed until November 28 and will be livestreamed here (in Ukrainian).

Captivity in Eastern Ukraine

People taken captive by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have alleged torture and mistreatment. Ukraine says that at least 109 people continue to be held.

Georgians Protest Domestic Violence

Demonstrators gathered in Tbilisi to protest gender-based violence.


Putin Will Not Attend Castro’s Funeral

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on November 28 that Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend Fidel Castro’s funeral on December 4 because of preparations relating to his address to the Federal Assembly. Instead, Russian Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin will lead a high-level delegation. (in Russian)

Russia Releases Son Of Crimean Tatar Leader Dzhemilev

Khaiser Dzhemilev, the son of Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, was released from a penal colony in Astrakhan in southern Russia on November 25.

Russia Opens Criminal Case Against Ukrainian Military Commanders

Prosecutors in Russia have launched a criminal case against Ukrainian security agencies for alleged war crimes committed in the eastern Ukrainian Donbas region.

Kremlin Spokesman's Wife In Row Over Skating Performance

The wife of the Kremlin’s chief spokesman has drawn criticism by performing a Holocaust-themed ice skating performance on television.

Moscow Court Rejects Former Minister's Appeal

A Moscow court has denied an appeal by former Economic Development Minister Aleksei Ulyukayev challenging his pretrial house arrest on bribery charges.

Poroshenko Calls For Famine To Be Recognized As 'Genocide'

Speaking at a ceremony marking the official Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the the Great Ukrainian Famine, or Holodomor, on November 26, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the famine should be recognized as genocide.

Eastern Ukraine Separatists Ban Czech Aid Group

A Czech-based humanitarian organization, People In Need, says it has been banned from operating in the Donetsk area of eastern Ukraine by Russia-backed separatists there.

Pro-European Candidate To Challenge Moldova's Presidential Election Results

A lawyer for defeated, pro-EU presidential candidate Maia Sandu says she intends to appeal the ballot results to the country’s Supreme Court.

Tajik Government Revokes Accreditation Of RFE/RL Journalists

The Tajik Foreign Ministry has revoked the accreditation of six correspondents from RFE/RL's Tajik Service.

Warning Shots Reported Along Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

Gunfire has been reported in a disputed area in Kyrgyzstan’s southern Batken region along the border with Tajikistan.

Tajikistan Erects Monument To President’s Book

A one-ton monument to a book written by Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, financed by local entrepreneurs "to pay their respect to the head of state,” has been erected in the town of Hissar, near the country’s capital, Dushanbe. (in Russian, Current Time TV)

Uzbek 'Extremists' Blacklisted After Prolonged Absence

A growing number of citizens, mostly young men, thought to be living abroad are being blacklisted as extremists by authorities in Uzbekistan.

ANALYSIS: Can South Ossetia's Kokoity Make A Comeback?

Eduard Kokoity, who served from 2001-11 as de facto president of Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia region, reportedly plans to run in the presidential election due in April 2017.

PODCAST: Central Asian Dissidents -- Persecuted At Home, Harassed Abroad

MOST READ/RUSSIA: Butchers Of The Great Terror

The Russian NGO Memorial has compiled a list of 40,000 Soviet Interior Ministry personnel whom it claims were instrumental in implementing a campaign of political repression in the 1930s. Memorial co-chair Jan Raczynski told RFE/RL that those who carried out the executions were less guilty than those who ordered them and falsified investigations. (over 42K views on Russian Service website)

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