Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Yulia Tymoshenko’s mysterious finances are by no means unique among Ukrainian politicians.

It's Tax Time In Ukraine, And Financial Discrepancies Suggest Corruption Endures

It's tax season in Ukraine. And as politicians' declarations come in, they suggest that corruption remains an enduring problem. More

Aleksandr Zharov, the head of Russia's state agency for media oversight, didn't want to vacation in Crimea. "This is a catastrophe," he said. "I don't know what to do."

'For Now We Stay Silent' -- Top Revelations From Hacked Russian Media Regulator

A group of Russian hackers has leaked private e-mails belonging to the head of Roskomnadzor, the federal agency for media oversight. More

WATCH: Sangahmad Mahmadaliev, a resident of Baljuvon district, in southern Tajikistan, was originally named Janda -- which means Raggedy Clothes. He was glad when his name changed, and ponders the impact it has had on his life. (RFE/RL's Tajik Service)

Video Tajiks Weigh Ban On 'Bad Names'

In the latest round of Tajikistan's effort to influence what its citizens name their children, authorities are set to ban names they deem insulting, demeaning, or foreign to Tajik culture. More

Oles Buzyna was killed on April 16

Video Kyiv Alleges Journalist's Slaying Ordered

Officials in Kyiv have suggested the April 16 killing of Ukrainian pro-Russian journalist Oles Buzyna was not a random slaying but a carefully timed hit. More

TV screens showing Russian President Vladimir Putin during an annual nationwide Q&A on April 16.

Good Tsar, Bad Tsar: Complaining To Putin Doesn't Always Work

Two Russian pensioners have complained separately to President Vladimir Putin about material hardship. The answers they received were poles apart. More


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