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Azerbaijan's Referendum (RFE/RL Azerbaijani Service)


VOX POP: Do You Trust The New Data On MH17?

Asked whether they trust new data showing that the Buk missile that shot down flight MH17 was produced in Russia and operated from separatist-controlled territories, a majority of respondents in Moscow said they don’t know whom to trust, citing a plethora of conflicting accounts. (In Russian)

Anti-Putin Protester Returns To Moscow, Arrested Again In Red Square

Roman Roslovtsev, a prominent anti-Putin protester who fled Russia for Ukraine last month, has been detained while demonstrating in Moscow.

Remembering The Massacre Of Roma At Babi Yar

It's been 75 years since more than 100,000 people were killed in massacres by Nazi soldiers and their collaborators at Babi Yar, in Ukraine. Most of the victims were Jewish, but non-Jews, including many Roma, were also murdered.

Nagorno-Karabakh's Airport Still Waiting For Takeoff

Outside Stepanakert, the capital of the breakaway region of the Azerbaijani territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, the staff of a small airport is waiting for regular flights to begin.

Georgians Honor Soldiers Of Abkhazia Conflict

People gathered in Tbilisi on September 27 to honor those who died when Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia was taken over by separatists in 1993.


Russia Dismisses MH17 Probe As ‘Biased’

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the findings of a Netherlands-led report, released on September 28, showed the probe was “biased and politically motivated."

International Criminal Probe Blames Missile From Russia For MH17 Tragedy

An international criminal investigation into the MH17 tragedy in eastern Ukraine in 2014 has determined the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet was shot down by a Buk antiaircraft missile fired from separatist controlled territory in Ukraine, and transported from and then back to Russia.

Russian Patriarch Signs Petition For Total Abortion Ban

The endorsement of the petition, which is expected to be given to President Vladimir Putin, further restricts the church’s earlier view that state-provided abortions deemed not medically necessary should be banned.

75 Years Since Babi Yar

Ukraine, in a break with the silence that characterized the Soviet period, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacre, which took the lives of 34,000 Jews. (In Ukrainian)

Childhood Friend Of Putin's Strikes It Rich

The independent Russian station TV Rain (Dozhd) has aired a report alleging that Pyotr Kolbin, a childhood friend of President Vladimir Putin, is worth an estimated $550 million.

Yakunin And Two Czech Presidents Go To Rhodes

Current and former Czech presidents Miloš Zeman and Václav Klaus, respectively, will travel to Rhodes to participate in an annual forum hosted by former Russian Railways magnate Vladimir Yakunin. Alexander Mitrofanov, a columnist for the Czech newspaper Pravo, told RFE/RL that the purpose of the visit is to reinforce political and commercial ties with Moscow. (In Russian)

NGOs Unite To Counter Disinformation

NGOs from Poland, Georgia, and Estonia have joined in a new initiative named “Bastion,” which seeks to study mechanisms by which “information aggression” is perpetrated in the region. (In Ukrainian)

Russian State Controls Two Thirds Of Country’s Economy

According to a report of the Russian federal anti-monopoly service, Russia’s state-owned assets and companies accounted for 70 percent of the country’s GDP in 2015, compared to 35 percent in 2005. (In Russian, Current Time TV)

COMMENTARY: Russia's Fingers In Bosnia's Pie

PHOTO GALLERY: 'Still Much To Say': Remembering The Massacre At Babi Yar

The massacre of 33,771 Jews on September 29-30, 1941, at Babi Yar was an early example of the industrial-scale murder the Nazis would employ in their attempt to annihilate the Jewish race.