Dozens of Ukrainian police raided a protest camp outside the parliament building in Kyiv early on December 6 in a failed attempt to detain Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president turned Ukrainian opposition leader.
The International Olympic Committee has banned the Russian Olympic team from the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea following allegations of a widespread, state-supported doping program.
RFE/RL asked Moscow residents what they thought of IOC’s decision.
Six small armored boats, each named after a different Ukrainian town, took part in tactical combat exercises near Odessa. (Ukrainian Service)
The Russian State Duma has voted to prohibit U.S. media outlets branded by the government as "foreign agents" from entering the lower house of parliament.
Mikheil Saakashvili has vowed that he will continue to resist arrest after his supporters dramatically freed him from custody in Kyiv.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said the five Caspian states have agreed on "all the outstanding key issues" regarding the legal status of the Caspian Sea.
A D.C. police report found that Mikhail Lesin, the former Russian press minister who later fell out of favor with the Kremlin, had been drinking heavily in the days prior to being found dead in a Washington hotel in November 2015.
The UN World Food Program will stop aid transfers to eastern Ukraine at the end of February due to the lack of funding. The organization’s Ukraine program chief Neil Walker said that over 1 million people in the region are in need of food aid in 2017; 620,000 people were in need in 2016. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Uzbekistan and Afghanistan have signed an agreement to extend a railroad connecting the two countries in a move that may eventually give Uzbekistan a direct link to sea ports.
Turkmenistan has agreed to seek international arbitration of a dispute with Iran over $1.8 billion Ashbagat says Tehran owes for deliveries of natural gas, Turkmen media report.
Romania's former King Michael, the oldest surviving World War II-era head of state and for decades the patriarch of a waning monarchy, died on December 5 in Switzerland at the age of 96.