Monday, May 25, 2015


  • The Mercurial Kadyrov

    Chechnya's strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov has displayed an increasingly mercurial public persona in recent months amid heightened tensions between him and officials in Moscow.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (file photo)

    U.S. Troubled By Russian NGO Law

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation giving prosecutors the right to blacklist foreign organizations for "posing a threat to Russia's defense capabilities, security, public order, [or] public health."

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) meets with FIFA President Sepp Blatter in Sochi on April 20.

    'Only The Tip Of The Iceberg'

    Accusations of shady practices in world soccer's governing body are flying ahead of FIFA's upcoming vote for its next president. A new documentary details what it describes as rampant corruption in FIFA.




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RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 22i
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May 22, 2015
Pro-European demonstrations at the EU's Eastern Partnership summit, the Lenin Museum reopens in Tatarstan, and Ukrainians celebrate traditional folk dress, plus stories from Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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Pro-European demonstrations at the EU's Eastern Partnership summit, the Lenin Museum reopens in Tatarstan, and Ukrainians celebrate traditional folk dress, plus stories from Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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Video May 21

The EU begins a summit with six eastern countries in Latvia, Kyrgyzstan joins the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union, Azerbaijani workers tear down facades blamed for a deadly fire in Baku, and the European Rafting Championships kick off in Bosnia. (RFE/RL)
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A warm welcome for the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Bosnia, a protest in Kosovo calls for the release of 21 Kosovar citizens being held after a recent gun battle in Macedonia, and workers building a highway in Georgia go on strike.
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Video May 19

A suicide bomber strikes in Kabul, a deadly fire breaks out in Baku, and Tajikistan hosts international military exercises, plus stories from Kazakhstan and Macedonia.
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Video May 18

Protestors set up tent encampment demanding government steps down in Macedonia, people fleeing Islamic State militants in Ramadi find refuge at a holiday camp in Iraq, printing presses are in full swing ahead of landmark local elections in Pakistan, plus stories from Ukraine and Moldova. (RFE/RL)

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Video Pakistan’s Pagans Cling On, In Remote Mountain Haven

High in the Hindu Kush Mountains of northwest Pakistan, a small tribe clings to an ancient pre-Islamic culture. Paler skinned than the other people in the region, some claim the Kalash are descendants of soldiers who marched through the area under Alexander the Great more than 2,000 years ago.

Photogallery Ancient Palmyra Threatened By Islamic State Militants

Syrian authorities say Islamic State militants have advanced to within a mile of Palmyra, an ancient city with outstanding architectural heritage dating from the first century.

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