Tuesday, May 26, 2015


  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) with Soviet hockey legend Vyacheslav Fetisov (left) in Sochi on May 16.

    Don't Let The Hockey Stars Leave

    In a bid to recapture past Russian ice-hockey glory, a legend of the game has pulled a page from the old Soviet playbook by demanding players not be allowed to play abroad until they turn 28.

  • Over 90,000 antelope have died in Kazakhstan.

    Photogallery Rocket Crash 'Didn't Kill' Saigas

    A high-ranking Kazakh space official, addressing suggestions that a massive die-off of endangered saiga antelope was linked to rocket crashes, has said that at this point "we do not see a direct link."

  • Undated photo of Lavdrim Muhaxheri, a Kosovar Albanian who joined Islamic State.

    'Dead' Kosovar Militant Resurfaces

    Lavdrim Muhaxheri has been presumed dead for some months now. But a new gruesome video has raised speculation that the militant could be very much alive.




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RFE/RL Video Roundup, May 26i
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May 26, 2015
Gun battles claim the lives of 26 security personnel in Afghanistan, colorful celebrations mark Independence Day on the streets of cities in Georgia, and lawyers launch a national strike after two of their colleagues are killed by police in Pakistan, plus stories from Tajikistan and Bosnia. (RFE/RL)
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Video May 26

Gun battles claim the lives of 26 security personnel in Afghanistan, colorful celebrations mark Independence Day on the streets of cities in Georgia, and lawyers launch a national strike after two of their colleagues are killed by police in Pakistan, plus stories from Tajikistan and Bosnia. (RFE/RL)
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Video May 25

An Air Force plane crashes in northwest Pakistan, Kazakh military recruits celebrate the end of the school year, and Ukrainians march in traditional dress, plus more stories from Kazakhstan and Georgia.
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Video May 22

Pro-European demonstrations at the EU's Eastern Partnership summit, the Lenin Museum reopens in Tatarstan, and Ukrainians celebrate traditional folk dress, plus stories from Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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Video May 21

The EU begins a summit with six eastern countries in Latvia, Kyrgyzstan joins the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, Azerbaijani workers tear down facades blamed for a deadly fire in Baku, and the European Rafting Championships kick off in Bosnia. (RFE/RL)
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Video May 20

A warm welcome for the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Bosnia, a protest in Kosovo calls for the release of 21 Kosovar citizens being held after a recent gun battle in Macedonia, and workers building a highway in Georgia go on strike.

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Video Pakistan’s Pagans Cling On, In Remote Mountain Haven

High in the Hindu Kush Mountains of northwest Pakistan, a small tribe clings to an ancient pre-Islamic culture. Paler skinned than the other people in the region, some claim the Kalash are descendants of soldiers who marched through the area under Alexander the Great more than 2,000 years ago.

Photogallery Ancient Palmyra Threatened By Islamic State Militants

Syrian authorities say Islamic State militants have advanced to within a mile of Palmyra, an ancient city with outstanding architectural heritage dating from the first century.

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