Friday, March 27, 2015

  • Down but not out -- despite his resignation as governor of Dnipropetrovsk, many believe that Ukrainian politics has not seen the last of Ihor Kolomoyskiy.

    Down But Not Out... Kolomoyskiy May Be Back

    This week's surprise ouster of oligarch and Dnipropetrovsk Governor Ihor Kolomoyskiy has prompted strong emotions among locals, who acknowledge the key role he's played in keeping the eastern region safe.

  • Iranian journalist Amir Hossein Motaqi (left), with Rohani's younger brother and adviser, Hossein Fereydoun

    Journalist Who Backed Rohani Flees Iran

    An Iranian reporter who campaigned for President Hassan Rohani and who traveled to Lausanne with the Iranian nuclear negotiators to cover the last round of nuclear talks is seeking political asylum in Switzerland.

  • Ukrainian Prisoners Abandoned By Their Guards

    Video After Prison Deserted, Inmates Want To Stay

    A prison in eastern Ukraine was abandoned by the guards when the area was captured by separatists, leaving the inmates to fend for themselves. Some took the opportunity to run away. But many others stayed.


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RFE/RL Video Roundup - Mar. 26i
March 26, 2015
Humvees in Ukraine, a $200,000 Mercedes in Serbia, plus antiterrorism in Kyrgyzstan and a scout camp in Iraq. (RFE/RL)

Video March 26

Humvees in Ukraine, a $200,000 Mercedes in Serbia, plus anti-terrorism in Kyrgyzstan and a scout camp in Iraq. (RFE/RL)

Video March 25

A suicide bombing hits Kabul, vandals disfigure a shrine to assassinated Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, and an experiment in alternative energy in Pakistan, plus stories from Bosnia and Armenia. (RFE/RL)

Video March 24

Thousands of Afghans demand justice in the wake of a mob killing, Kyrgyzstan marks the 10th anniversary of its Tulip Revolution, and Armenian workers accuse their employer of siphoning off their salaries.

Video March 23

Afghans demand justice in the wake of a mob killing, Moldova's semi-autonomous Gagauzia region elects a new governor, and Tajikistan celebrates Norouz, plus videos from Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Ukraine.

Video March 20

A blaze rips through the National Arts Academy in Kazakhstan, U.S. night-vision equipment delivered to troops in Ukraine, a solar eclipse in Europe plus Norouz celebrations in Pakistan and Afghanistan. (RFE/RL)


Video British Farmer Embraces Russian Nationalism

John Kopiski came from Britain to Russia to do business, but after meeting his Russian wife he decided to stay. Now, after many struggles, he has established a successful farm business. He has also become a staunch fan of Vladimir Putin – and Stalin.

Video Staying Ukrainian In Crimea

Since Crimea's annexation from Ukraine a year ago, the vast majority of local residents have taken Russian citizenship. Those who chose to remain Ukrainian are grappling with a number of new difficulties. (RFE/RL's Russian Service)

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