Thursday, November 26, 2015

A Russian protester throws a stone towards the Turkish embassy in Moscow on November 25. The recent downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish jet has caused widespread anger in the country.

Russia Turns Antisocial Toward Turkey

Vladimir Putin said there would be "serious consequences" after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Russian warplane on November 24. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan often look like mirror images of strong, authoritarian nationalists. That could make it difficult for them to compromise over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet.

Mirror Images: Are Putin And Erdogan Too Much Alike To Compromise?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan often look like mirror images of strong, authoritarian nationalists. That could make it difficult for them to compromise over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet. More

Cars queue outside a petrol station in Yevpatoriya, Crimea, on November 25.

Video Crimeans Putting On Brave Faces, But Frustration Mounting Over Blackout

Crimea has been dealing with massive power shortages since unidentified saboteurs knocked down electricity pylons on the Ukrainian mainland last weekend. Residents of the region taken over by Russia last year are putting on brave faces, but frustration is mounting. More

A protester waves Turkey's national flag while others shout slogans in front of the Russian Consulate in Istanbul during a demonstration against Russia's Syria policy on November 24.

What Happens Now? Military Experts Weigh Implications Of Russian Jet Downing

What are the wider implications after a Russian jet was shot down by Turkey close to the Syrian border? More

Workers in Moscow load gasoline-powered generators into an Ilyushin IL-76 airlifter belonging to Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry before sending them to Crimea on November 24.

Video Explainer: Why Ukraine Supplies Electricity To Crimea, And Why It Stopped

Who stands behind the destruction of electricity pylons in southern Ukraine that left almost 2 million residents of Crimea in the dark? And why isn't Russia supplying power to its annexed territory in the first place? More

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Video Crimean Tatars' High-Risk Strategy

Activists in southern Ukraine, led by representatives of the Crimean Tatar minority, are pushing hard to force Kyiv to adopt a more aggressive policy aimed at recovering Crimea.

Putin Gives Khamenei Rare Copy Of Ancient Muslim Tome

A Koran that President Vladimir Putin gave to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is one of the few copies made of the original edition of the Muslim holy book, which was first put into print in the 7th century. The copy, one of only a handful such reproductions that still exist, is somewhat of a treasure unto itself, with its own saga.

Explainer: What Can Moldova's Crisis Teach The EU?

Moldova was once a star pupil in a program to bring neighboring countries closer to the European Union. Now a political crisis could put Moldova back in Moscow's orbit.

Efforts Stepped Up To Rename Moscow Metro Station

Dzerzhinsky didn't survive the purge of Moscow Metro station names honoring Soviet officials. Lenin didn't either. But the name of a Bolshevik revolutionary who helped murder the tsar's family lives on at Voikovskaya station -- at least for now.

Kharkiv Fights Tooth And Nail Against Decommunization

As a key phase in Ukraine's push to get rid of communist place names and public art comes to an end, local authorities in the country's second-largest city are doing all they can to stymie the effort.

Bosnia Still Divided 20 Years After Dayton

Twenty years after the Dayton accords ended the deadliest war spawned by the breakup of Yugoslavia, divisions drawn by the deal are etched deep in Bosnia-Herzegovina's landscape.

German Campaign Asks Afghans To Think Twice Before They Go

The German Embassy in Kabul has launched a media campaign to dissuade Afghan migrants from fleeing their homeland for the West.

Possible Russia-West Rapprochement Over Syria Stokes Fears In Europe's East

A sudden push by France and Russia for cooperation in the fight against Islamist extremists in Syria has raised concerns across Eastern Europe that Moscow is trying to use the recent terrorist attacks in Paris to get concessions from the West on Ukraine.

Parsing Putin: Russia Sends Signals To The West In Statement On Jet Attack

When Russia announced that last month's Sinai airliner crash was indeed a terrorist attack, President Vladimir Putin was ready with a stern warning for the culprits -- and the West.

What Will Change After Paris

From a further souring in sentiment toward migrants, to possible geopolitical shifts, the devastating November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris could have broad consequences.
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