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TurkStream In A Sea Of Political Isolation (RFE/RL Ukrainian Service)

TurkStream In A Sea Of Political Isolation (RFE/RL Ukrainian Service)


The Power Vertical: Force of Light, Force Of Darkness

This is the fifth part of a special Daily Vertical series on Vladimir Putin and the ghosts of Kremlins past.

Armenians Protest Putin Visit

Activists staged a rooftop protest ahead of a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin for a security summit in Yerevan.

Serbia Hosts Russian Pilots For Joint Drills

Serbian and Russian airmen are staging joint exercises at Serbia's Batajnica airbase, as part of ongoing military cooperation between the two countries.

Albanian PM Calls For Serbia To Recognize Kosovo

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama called on Serbia to recognize Kosovo's independence as he began a two-day official visit to Belgrade.

Vodka, Amputation, Ivory -- A Siberian Mammoth Hunt

What happened when our photographer, Amos Chapple, went hunting for mammoth tusks in Siberia.


Right-Wing Azov Battalion Enters Ukraine’s Political Arena

At an inaugural congress where supporters chanted "Death to enemies," Ukraine's far-right Azov Battalion announced on October 13 that it has officially created a political party.

Lawyer For Ukrainian Journalist Barred From Leaving Russia

The lawyer for a Ukrainian journalist held in Moscow on charges of espionage says he was briefly prevented from leaving Russia.

Russia, India To Sign Deal On Air-Defense Systems

Russia says it will sign an agreement with India later this week to deliver the advanced S-400 missile-defense system to New Delhi.

Russia Says U.S. Blocking Financial Support

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova told colleagues at a ministry briefing on October 13 that the U.S. had instructed the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other multilateral financial institutions to block funding for Russia-related programs. (In Russian, Current Time TV)

Patriotism Tops Science In Russian Math Competition

"A dollar is worth twice as much as a ruble, and a euro is worth three times as much as a dollar. What is better, 17 rubles or 3 euros?" It depends on where you live.

Russians Learn ‘Better Not To Stand Out’

Natalia Zorkaya, an analyst with the Levada Center, told RFE/RL that ordinary Russians have been deeply influenced by claims of external threats and encroachments on Russia’s territorial integrity propagated by state-run media and, as a consequence, seek above all to keep a low profile and avoid trouble. (In Russian)

Yerevan Hosts CSTO Session

Senior officials from former Soviet republics, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, are gathering in Yerevan to attend a session of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization.

Azerbaijan Releases Soccer Player Jailed For Journalist's Murder

A Baku appeals court released soccer player Javid Huseynov on October 12, overturning his four-year sentence in connection with the death of Rasim Aliyev, a journalist, who died in August, 2015 after being severely beaten. (In Russian)

Kazakhstan's Kashagan Starts Up...Again

Though more than a decade behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget, production at Kazakhstan's enormous Kashagan oil and natural-gas field has started again.

Serbian Leaders Warn Support For Joining EU Waning

Serbian leaders have warned that support for joining the European Union is waning in favor of stronger ties with Russia, the Balkan country's traditional Slavic ally.

MOST READ/RUSSIA: ‘They Are Too Cowardly To Fight’

In an interview with RFE/RL, Kuban State University professor Mikhail Savva, who has refugee status in Ukraine, said the Kremlin is increasingly detached from reality, and that “the people who now run Russia are afraid of war.” (Over 50k views in Russian Service website)

PHOTOGALLERY: A Week With Ukraine's Volunteer Fighters

INFOGRAPHIC: A Timeline Of Major Cyber-Incidents