We know that rferl.org isn't the only website you read, and it's possible that you may have missed some of our most interesting journalism from the past week. To make sure you're up-to-date, here are some of the highlights produced by RFE/RL's team of correspondents, multimedia editors, and visual journalists over the past seven days.
As summer fades, Ukraine's government is again fretting about securing enough gas for the winter. If the new president can press ahead with reforms in the energy sector, such worries could become a thing of the past in the foreseeable future. By Todd Prince
In a country rife with corruption and often bizarre official events, the televised confession by Turkmenistan's trade minister did not seem out of place. He was one of several alleged criminals who offered a mea culpa in an apparent show of force by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov. By RFE/RL's Turkmen Service and John Mastrini
Did the attacks come from Iraq or Iran, as declassified U.S. satellite photos suggest? Could Yemen's Huthi rebels carry out an attack with such a degree of scope, precision, and sophistication? Why would Iran risk such a confrontation? By Frud Bezhan
Russia's September 8 regional elections were far from revolutionary. They did, however, mark a significant shift for the anti-Putin opposition led by Aleksei Navalny. Russian democrats are now searching for ways to take the tactical lessons into the State Duma elections in 2021. By Robert Coalson
A state-funded exhibition in St. Petersburg recreates the battlefields of World War II in brutal detail.
Leonid was born in a small town in Russia's Far East, where his mother beat him for being gay. When he finished school, he left home and met Aleksandr, with whom he now campaigns for LGBT rights. By Current Time
Billionaire Ihor Kolomoyskiy's recent meeting with the Ukrainian president and surprise public appearance at a high-profile Kyiv conference coincided with police raids and an attack on a key opponent, as well as reports of a deal with the country's government, sparking questions about his possible influence in the capital. By Christopher Miller
If he succeeds, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's push to lift a two-decade-old moratorium on buying and selling farmland could finally turn Ukraine, in fact, to Europe's breadbasket. Will vested interests block him? By Tony Wesolowsky
Moscow courts have handed down prison terms ranging from two to five years against alleged participants in election protests earlier this summer. Now many prominent Russians are calling on the authorities to renounce what they say are "outrageous injustices." By Robert Coalson
A series of attacks on Saudi oil facilities has put a spotlight on ties between Iran and the Yemeni Huthi rebels, which, analysts say, were brought closer by the Saudi-led war in Yemen. By Golnaz Esfandiari
On September 19, police in Buryatia arrested an anti-Kremlin shaman, the latest sign of a crackdown on rising discontent in the Siberian region. By Maria Chernova and Tony Wesolowsky
In the aftermath of Kharkiv’s first gay-pride parade, one incident stands out for its harrowing violence and the way it was stopped -- by a veteran photojournalist. By Amos Chapple
Klingon, Elvish, Dothraki, and Nadsat: there are plenty of invented languages used in movies. But one of them, Interslavic, has the potential to be useful to hundreds of millions of people. The language just made its movie debut in a wartime drama, The Painted Bird, and its creator says it could be used by Slavic speakers from Siberia to Slovenia. By Margot Buff, Carlos Coelho, and Anna Shamanska