Since Russia imposed sanctions on Turkish imports, fruit and vegetable prices have risen in the southwestern Russian city of Krasnodar, but sellers remain stalwart.
As protests against proposed constitutional amendments entered their ninth day, police in Yerevan sought to prevent demonstrators from putting up another tent in the city's Liberty Square.
In an interview with RFE/RL, former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, who now governs the Odesa region in Ukraine, predicted defeat for Putin’s Russia.
The scale of death and destruction of an attack on Afghanistan’s second-largest military base this week can be seen outside the compound in Kandahar.
Russia's trolling, which kicked into high gear in 2015, aims to needle the West, cheer Russians, and advance the interests of the ruling clique.
Russia’s defense minister told a meeting of ministry officials that approximately 200 U.S. nuclear weapons are located in Belgium, Italy, Holland, Germany, and Turkey; and 310 aircraft are stationed at various degrees of readiness in NATO countries. (Current Time TV)
On December 9, Italy upended what was supposed to be a “done deal” to extend EU sanctions against Russia over its interference in Ukraine. Here are three possible reasons why.
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was at the dais in parliament when Oleg Barna, a deputy with the president’s party, who is insisting on Yatsenyuk’s resignation, approached him with a bouquet of flowers, hit him, and tried to carry him out, sparking a fight. (Current Time TV)
A new civil service law will provide for 30 percent fewer positions, to be selected on a competitive basis. Special pensions and allowances will be discontinued, but incomes will gradually increase. (In Ukrainian)
A video of Dmitry Potapenko's tirade against the country’s economic policies has set the chattering classes abuzz and gone viral on social media.
Russian journalists sharing their impressions with RFE/RL of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s December 9 press conference called his description of a vigorous domestic economy “phantasmagoric.” (In Russian)
Accordinging to the Federal Statistics Service, the number of Russians with incomes below subsistence level has increased by 2.3 million people over the same period last year. (In Russian)
The director of a supermarket chain in Tatarstan apologized for marketing a cutting board depicting U.S. President Barack Obama in the company of two chimpanzees.
Officials have released plans to demolish two 13th century Muslim structures and replace them with a fountain.