Monday, March 02, 2015


Killings Cast Pall Over Post-Soviet Russia

"They" have done it again -- and a "normal" Russia may be farther away than ever.

Listyev, Politkovskaya, and now Nemtsov are but three names on the long list of prominent Russians whose slayings have become milestones on the country's troubled post-Soviet path.


News In Brief

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon casts his ballot in Dushanbe on March 1.

Tajikistan's Ruling Party Wins Election Decried As 'Farce'

Election officials say Tajikistan's ruling party has won parliamentary elections marred by irregularities and dismissed as a "farce" by the Communist Party leader. More

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February 27, 2015
Russia's Anti-Maidan group protests in front of RFE/RL's Moscow bureau, young Moldovans demand better environmental protection, a string of bomb attacks strikes Cairo, plus stories from Pakistan and Tajikistan.
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Video February 27

Russia's Anti-Maidan group protests in front of RFE/RL's Moscow bureau, young Moldovans demand better environmental protection, a string of bomb attacks strikes Cairo, plus stories from Pakistan and Tajikistan.
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Video February 26

Afghans celebrate their first ever victory in a World Cup cricket match, Kyrgyzstan accuses Belarus of harboring Kyrgyz criminals, knocking down illegally built shops in Pakistan -- plus more from Afghanistan.
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Video February 25

Sunni tribal leaders in an Islamic State-controlled Iraqi town blame Iran for a bombing, students in Tbilisi stage a mock funeral for Georgia’s battered Lari currency, Pakistani authorities tell Afghan imams to stop preaching in Pakistani mosques – plus more stories from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Video February 24

Afghans consult the World Food Program amid warnings of a coming drought, displaced Pakistanis call for food aid, heavy snow covers the Tajik capital, and Kyrgyzstan's Museum of Ballet opens its doors.
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Video February 23

Claims that Pashtuns are being denied identity papers in Pakistan, chemical workers pledge daily protests in Armenia, massive currency devaluation in Azerbaijan, plus stories from Georgia and Afghanistan.

Multimedia

Video Tajiks Revive Russian Village

The village of Perelogi, north of Moscow, was on the verge of dying out -- until Tajik families, fleeing civil war at home, started arriving in the 1990s.

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Some of the most compelling photographs from RFE/RL's broadcast region and beyond.

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Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (L) pose for pictures during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, 29Oct2014
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Video March 5 -- RFE/RLive: Can China Help Rebuild Afghanistan?

Can China rebuild Afghanistan? In this edition of RFE/RLive Abubakar... More

Azerbaijan -- Khadija Ismayil greets her colleges on the way to court in Baku. January 27, 2015.
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UPDATE: Azeri Authorities Renew Attacks Against RFE/RL Journalists

Journalist Khadija Ismayilova suddenly convicted on libel... More

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Rebuilding Chechnya’s Literary Heritage--Online

After years of violence that saw the destruction of untold volumes... More