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Thousands Parade On Russia's National Unity Day

Thousands of Russians marched in Moscow and chanted slogans in support of President Vladimir Putin on National Unity Day, a holiday established by the Kremlin 10 years ago. Pro-Putin parties and their leaders were among the marchers, including LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky. (Vadim Kondakov, RFE/RL's Current Time TV)

RFE/RLive: The U.S. and Central Asia: A New Relationship?

A distinguished panel discusses U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Central Asia and the implications of the new “post-Afghanistan” relationship for security and human rights in the region.


Russian Asylum Requests Skyrocket In 2015

Russian nationals filed 1,454 asylum applications in the 2015 fiscal year ending September 30, up 50 percent from the previous year and more than double the number filed in 2012.

Kremlin Names New Curator Of "Novorossiya"

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak has been named to oversee the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donbass republics in Ukraine, fueling speculation that Moscow will seek to preserve the quasi-state formations and flout the Minsk agreement. (In Ukrainian)

INTERVIEW: European Rights Chief Calls Conditions In Eastern Ukraine “Dire”

The Council of Europe's Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks told RFE/RL that many people in Ukraine’s separatist-controlled eastern regions areas lack water and food, and risk becoming increasingly isolated.

Can Ukraine Kick Its Russian Gas Habit?

The head of Ukraine's state-owned gas company Naftogaz dropped a bombshell this week, declaring that the country may stop buying gas from Russia as early as 2016 if Kyiv is not offered a better price.

Ukraine Appoints Georgian To Head National Police

Khatia Dekanoidze, Georgia’s former minister of education and the first rector of the country’s police academy, has been named chief of Ukraine’s national police. (In Ukrainian)

Some Stations In Uzbekistan Out of Gas

Despte Uzbekistan’s sizeable oil reserves, fuel shortages stemming from the country’s low gasoline production forced some gas stations in Tashkent on November 4 to close. (Current Time TV)

Yunus Hearings Resume In Azerbaijan

The lawyer for imprisoned human rights defenders Leyla and Rauf Yunus told RFE/RL that he will ask the Baku Court of Appeals to transfer the couple to house arrest.

Al-Qaeda's New Fund-Raising Campaign

"Do you think you're safe from the fires of hell? Give yourself a chance -- help mujahedin on the path of God!" -- reads a new fund-raising advertisement published by the Russian-speaking battalion of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, the Al-Nusra Front.