Tuesday, May 26, 2015


  • Under the proposal, companies would be offered tax breaks for using the prison labor.

    Russia Could Use Prison Labor For World Cup

    A prominent deputy for the ruling United Russia party has drafted a bill to allow enterprises to employ thousands of convicts as cheap labor to build infrastructure for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

  • Aleksei Mozgovoi pictured in the Luhansk region in October, 2014

    Who Killed Aleksei Mozgovoi?

    The assassination of Aleksei Mozgovoi, a separatist commander in eastern Ukraine and proponent of the idea of an independent Novorossia, has led to a lot of finger pointing.

  • People gather as the statue is unveiled in Turkmenistan's capital, Ashgabat.

    Turkmen President Honors Himself

    Authorities in Turkmenistan have unveiled a giant golden statue of President Berdymukhammedov on horseback, a towering sign of a growing personality cult celebrating the authoritarian leader.


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An Air Force plane crashes in northwest Pakistan, Kazakh military recruits celebrate the end of the school year, and Ukrainians march in traditional dress, plus more stories from Kazakhstan and Georgia.
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An Air Force plane crashes in northwest Pakistan, Kazakh military recruits celebrate the end of the school year, and Ukrainians march in traditional dress, plus more stories from Kazakhstan and Georgia.
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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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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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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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