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Antigovernment activists demonstrate against Armenia's membership of a Russian-led customs union during a state visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Yerevan in December 2013.

Armenia To Join Eurasian Union In October

Armenian officials say they expect their country to join the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EES) in October. More

Journalist Pavel Sheremet said his bosses had been contacted repeatedly by the Kremlin to complain about the tone of his coverage.

Russia TV Journo Quits Over Ukraine

Well-known journalist Pavel Sheremet has left Russia's Public Television (ORT) in protest at the Kremlin's current policies on Ukraine. More

CSTO Military Maneuvers Begin In Russia

Military exercises involving members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are taking place in Russia. More

Two Belarusian Tourists Found Dead In Russia's Kamchatka

Two Belarusian tourists have been found dead on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East. More

Detention Extended For Russia Potash Ex-CEO

A Moscow court has prolonged the house arrest for the former CEO of Russia's Uralkali potash producing corporation. More

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Lukashenka Unplugged: Two Decades Of Memorable Quotes

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka certainly has a way with words. RFE/RL takes a look at some of Lukashenka’s more memorable -- and often inappropriate -- public statements over the past two decades since he came to power in July 1994.

Shocking! Belarusian President Speaks Belarusian

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has long dismissed Belarusian as an inferior language. But this week, he surprised the nation by giving his first speech in Belarusian in 20 years.

Russian Gas: How Much Is That?

A study of data on Russian gas sales shows wide variance in prices between countries.

Despite Ukraine Crisis, Russia Pursues Eurasian Integration Dream

Using a combination of subsidies and coercion, Moscow is solidifying its Eurasian integration dream, making it both deeper and broader. But some prosepctive members are having doubts.
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