Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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

A street in central Simferopol on November 22 after the main electricity lines to the peninsula were damaged.

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. More

Iran -- Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (C) receives a gift from Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) during their meeting in the capital Tehran, November 23, 2015

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. More

Moldovan socialists demand the government's resignation in Chisinau on October 29.

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. More

Although many Moscow metro stations honoring Soviet figures such as Vladimir Lenin have been renamed, the station honoring Pytor Voikov has remained untouched. (file photo)

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. More

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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.

EU Mulls Direct Talks With Russian-Led Bloc

Brussels might consider direct talks with the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) as a way to avoid a Russian backlash over a free-trade deal between the EU and Ukraine that is set to enter into force.

Klitschko Wins Again, But It's No Knockout

Former boxing champ Vitali Klitschko easily defeated his rival in the mayor's race in Ukraine's capital, but it took two rounds and left his party allies reeling.

Putin’s Pioneers: Push For Russian Youth League Stirs Debate, Doubt

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of a new national youth organization that many believe will be similar to the Soviet-era Young Pioneers and Komsomol organizations. So far, the Kremlin has offered few clues as to what the new youth league's ideology will be.

Timeline: How The Paris Attacks Unfolded

More than 120 people have been killed in multiple gun and suicide bomb attacks at city center restaurants and near a sports stadium in Paris, in what is France's worst-ever terrorist attack. Here's how events unfolded.
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