Thursday, May 28, 2015


  • Many Russians on social media were quick to come to FIFA President Sepp Blatter's defense following the arrest of several senior soccer officials on corruption charges. (file photo)

    Russians Lash Out At FIFA Arrests

    As corruption allegations emerged at global soccer authority FIFA, Russians reacted to news of investigations that could cast a harsh light on Russia's successful bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

  • An anti-Kremlin rally in Kaliningrad in 2010 drew nearly 10,000 people. Is Russia's western exclave again haunting the Kremlin?

    Rumblings Of Dissent In Russia's West

    Kaliningrad has a history of being something of a harbinger of growing dissent in Russia. Are recent local elections the latest example?

  • Photogallery What Ukraine Can Learn From Afghanistan

    A quarter-century after Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan, Rostyslav Khotyn from RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service traveled there to see what that war could tell him about the current conflict in his own country.




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RFE/RL Video Roundup - May 27i
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May 27, 2015
A summit signals rapprochement between Serbia and Albania, a Belarusian defendant provokes President Lukashenka, and campaigning draws to a close before elections in northwest Pakistan, plus stories from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Tajikistan.
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Video May 27

A summit signals rapprochement between Serbia and Albania, a Belarusian defendant provokes President Lukashenka, and campaigning draws to a close before elections in northwest Pakistan, plus stories from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Tajikistan.
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Video May 26

Gun battles claim the lives of 26 security personnel in Afghanistan, colorful celebrations mark Independence Day on the streets of cities in Georgia, and lawyers launch a national strike after two of their colleagues are killed by police in Pakistan, plus stories from Tajikistan and Bosnia. (RFE/RL)
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Video May 25

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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Video May 22

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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Video Flushed With Success: Russian Pensioner Wins Battle For Free Toilets

A Russian pensioner has won a three-year battle to force transport authorities in her region to provide free toilet facilities. Svetlana Ivanovna’s struggle began after she literally wrestled with an irate cashier in a toilet cubicle – but ended with piles of documentary evidence in a court of law.

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.

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