Trial Of Ukrainian Pilot Savchenko Resumes In Russia
A single demonstrator protested outside the trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko as the court hearing resumed in Russia's Rostov region on September 29. Savchenko is accused of complicity in killing two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine, charges she vehemently denies.
As Putin And Obama Troll Each Other, Twitter Memes It Out
As the U.S. and Russian presidents addressed the United Nations, Internet users had a field day.
Survey Shows Belarusians’ Attitudes Toward Russia, West, And War
An important independent survey in Belarus finds that every fifth Belarusian believes that Russia and Belarus would defeat the US and NATO countries in a war. Thirty five percent of Belarusians polled agreed with a statement that nuclear weapons are the only way to talk to the West, but 49 percent said such threats were unacceptable. (In Belarusian)
Kyiv To Rename Russian Embassy Address After Nemtsov
In a meeting in Germany with Zhanna Nemtsova, the daughter of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko confirmed that the city will rename Vozduhoflotsky Prospect after her father. (Current Time TV)
Navalny’s Passport Request Refused
A Moscow court upheld a decision denying a travel passport to Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny on grounds that it is inconsistent with his probationary status. (In Russian)
Ukrainian Given Long Prison Sentence In Chechnya
A court in Chechnya sentenced Alexander Malofeev, a member of the Ukrainian nationalist organization UNA–UNSO, to 24 and one-half years in prison after finding him guilty of murdering Russian soldiers during the first Chechen war. (In Russian)
Along Kyrgyzstan’s Campaign Trail: Osh
The memory of ethnic violence five years ago is present as voters in Osh prepare for this weekend’s parliamentary vote.