Saturday, April 18, 2015


  • TV screens showing Russian President Vladimir Putin during an annual nationwide Q&A on April 16.

    Good Tsar, Bad Tsar

    Two Russian pensioners have complained separately to President Vladimir Putin about material hardship. The answers they received were poles apart.

  • Oles Buzina was killed on April 16

    Video Kyiv Alleges Journalist's Slaying Ordered

    Officials in Kyiv have suggested the April 16 killing of Ukrainian pro-Russian journalist Oles Buzina was not a random slaying but a carefully timed hit.

  • A toppled statue of Vladimir Lenin in the Ukrainian city of Krivoy Roh

    Letting Lenin Fall

    Ukraine has adopted de-communization laws aimed at asserting control over the country's understanding of its 20th-century past. Russia sees the move as an impermissible assault on its own self-image.




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April 17, 2015
Floods force thousands from their homes in Kazakhstan, Kurdish Peshmerga forces train for urban warfare in Iraq, and Bosnians cook up a four-ton pot of soup, plus more stories from Pakistan.
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Video April 17

Floods force thousands from their homes in Kazakhstan, Kurdish Peshmerga forces train for urban warfare in Iraq, and Bosnians cook up a four-ton pot of soup, plus more stories from Pakistan.
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Video April 16

The Constitutional Court considers a controversial law enabling corrupt civil servants to be fired in Ukraine, protesters call on the government to do more to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan, plus stories from Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan.
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Video April 15

Serbian pensioners protest against austerity measures, Kyrgyzstan finds dangerous chemicals in Chinese toys, and a blind photographer exhibits her work in Belarus, plus stories from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Video April 14

Hundreds of balloons released for kidnapped Hazaras in Afghanistan, an exhibition marks the day Georgians defended their language from Soviet efforts to strip it of official status in Tbilisi, plus stories from Tajikistan and Pakistan. (RFE/RL)
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Video April 13

U.S. rapper Kanye West takes the plunge at an impromptu concert in Armenia, Christians celebrate Orthodox Easter in the war-torn city of Homs in Syria, ethnic Baluch accuse security forces of extrajudicial killings in Pakistan, plus stories from Afghanistan and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

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Photogallery 'There Is Only The Earth': Images Of Armenian Diaspora

Armenian-American photojournalist Scout Tufankjian has traveled to more than 20 countries -- places as varied as Brazil, Ethiopia, India, and Russia -- to document the estimated 8-million-strong Armenian diaspora. She has just published her work in a new book "There Is Only The Earth."

Video Remembering The Chisinau Ghetto

In July 1941, thousands of Jews were forced to move into a ghetto in Chisinau, the capital of present-day Moldova. Today, the history of that era is not well known to the people who live there. This film by RFE/RL's Moldovan Service seeks to reveal the fates of some of those who survived the ghetto.

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