Most respondents to an informal street poll in Moscow said this is how the power structure works, some said people in power steal everywhere, and some said society also shares the blame. (in Russian)
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been criticized for allegedly trying to hide a luxury villa he uses on Spain’s Costa del Sol.
Young party activists seek to revive the image and “ideal” of Soviet leader Josef Stalin, saying "It is time to remind capitalists of the sound of [the secret service’s] footsteps at night." (in Russian, Current Time TV)
A massive steel cover, described as the largest movable structure on land, is slowly sliding into position over the destroyed reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
The arrest of Economic Development Minister Aleksei Ulyukayev -- the most senior official to face trial in post-Soviet Russia -- threatens to shake the country's political and economic structures to their foundations.
Russia's Supreme Court has sent the case of opposition figure Aleksei Navalny for retrial.
Russia says it is formally withdrawing its signature from the founding statute of the International Criminal Court.
The head of Germany's domestic BfV intelligence agency has expressed concern that Russia may try to interfere in the country's general elections next year.
A Levada Center poll finds that 63 percent of respondents favor Russian President Vladimir Putin remaining in office after his term expires in 2018, up from 34 percent in 2012. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Ten years after former Russian intelligence officer Aleksandr Litvinenko succumbed to a fatal dose of radioactive polonium in London, his wife lives with the pain of knowing his killers may never be brought to trial.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for Washington’s "resolute support...in countering Russian aggression" during his first telephone conversation with President-elect Donald Trump since the U.S. election.
Ukrainian authorities locked down the heart of the capital on November 15 as hundreds of demonstrators protested outside government buildings over poor economic conditions and rising prices for vital necessities such as natural gas and bread.
A United Nations panel has condemned human rights abuses in Crimea and pressed Russia to allow UN monitors to visit the Ukrainian territory it annexed in 2014.
Prosecutor General Zakir Garalov has sent a proposal to the Azerbaijani parliament to criminalize the "denigration or humiliation of the honor and dignity of the president" online, with penalties to include a fine, two years of correctional labor, or up to two years in prison. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Ever since Georgia's ruling Georgian Dream party secured a constitutional majority in electoral runoffs last month, its most prominent rival, the United National Movement, has been riven by disagreements over tactics and strategy.
A new report by Transparency International says that 1 in 3 people living in the region stretching from Europe to Central Asia see corruption as among the biggest problems facing their country.
Russia has announced that retirees in Crimea will receive a one-time annual payment of 5000 rubles (approx. $76.6) in 2017 instead of monthly indexed pension payments. Political observers surmise that the Kremlin can no longer afford to adjust pensions for inflation, but is hoping a lump sum will help it maintain support among retirees in advance of possible early presidential elections in 2017. (in Russian)
Sergei Magnitskiy, a lawyer for the Hermitage Capital fund, died in a Moscow prison on November 16, 2009, after being jailed following his discovery of a massive tax fraud scheme involving $230 million and implicating Russian police and government officials. (in Russian)