Thursday, January 29, 2015

  • One analyst describes Aleksandr Dugin's vision as "a radical form of anti-Westernism" that ultimately comes down to "a fascist program."

    Syriza's Dugin Connection

    Leaked e-mails reveal close links between leading figures in the new Greek government and people close to radical Russian Eurasianist Aleksandr Dugin, as well as to sanctioned Russian billionaire Konstantin Malofeyev.

  • Judge Sarah Netburn (left) listens to defense attorney Sabrina Shroff as Yevgeny Buryakov (right) sits in court in New York on January 26.

    An Ordinary, Everyday Spy Scandal

    Even as the FBI arrested a Russian believed to be part of a three-man team working for the country's Foreign Intelligence Service, Russian espionage experts say the purported spy ring probably produced little of value.

  • Kadyrov Plea To Chechens Fighting In Syria

    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov says Chechen nationals fighting in Syria should return home, but adds that they won't be allowed to "be in the country again in an uncontrolled manner."


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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Jan. 28i
January 28, 2015
Russian military support for Tajikistan, Armenia celebrates its national army day, dancing in the streets of Quetta, Pakistan -- plus more stories from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan.

Video January 28

Russian military support for Tajikistan, Armenia celebrates its national army day, dancing in the streets of Quetta, Pakistan -- plus more stories from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Kazakhstan.

Video January 27

Commandos train teachers at a Pakistani women's college to use handguns against terrorists, Armenian small business owners protest lower taxes, Afghans demonstrate against Charlie Hebdo cartoons -- plus stories on Holocaust Remembrance Day in Serbia, Moldova, and Georgia.

Video January 26

Russian security forces raid the only Tatar-language TV station in Crimea, a former senior Kazakh official says corruption charges against him are politically motivated, and Moldovans protest against the role of the Communist Party in support of a new government.

Video January 23

Protesters in Afghanistan march against depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Pakistan announces a new strategy to eradicate polio, and a Tajik Islamic school cracks down on poorly performing students.

Video January 22

Afghan religious scholars condemn the depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in a French magazine, internally displaced people in Pakistan protest about their living conditions, an Iraqi police chief takes journalists on a tour of an area that was retaken from militants last fall, plus stories from Pakis


Video Ukrainian Veteran Recalls Liberation Of Auschwitz

Mykola Karpenko was just 17 when he was drafted into the Soviet Army from his village in Ukraine. His unit was among those that freed the prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on January 27, 1945.

Video 'They Told Us To Wage Jihad Against Kabul'

Afghan authorities have recently captured a number of young men who were apparently planning to carry out suicide bombings. The National Directorate of Security (NDS), the country's spy agency, presented several thwarted bombers to the media in Kabul.

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