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Belarusian rights activist Andrey Bandarenka in a Minsk courtroom on July 29.

Belarusian Rights Defender Goes On Trial

The trial of Belarusian human rights activist Andrey Bandarenka has started in Minsk. More

CSTO Troops Start Military Maneuvers In Kyrgyzstan

Troops from six member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have started joint military exercises in Kyrgyzstan. More

CSTO Troops Gather In Kyrgyzstan For Exercises

Troops from five member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have arrived in Kyrgyzstan to take part in joint military exercises. More

Kyrgyzstan Says Customs Union Member Next Year

Kyrgyzstan says it will join the Russia-led Customs Union in 2015 but will need five years to fully complete the process. More

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

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Photogallery World War I Anniversary: Five Historians, Two Questions

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm.
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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.
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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.
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Russian Gas: How Much Is That?

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