Monday, May 30, 2016


Latest Russia News

Two Jailed For Daghestan Journalist's Killing

Two local men in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan have been sentenced to prison over the killing of a journalist. More

Russia To Spend More Than $16 Billion On Arms Industry

Russia will spend around 1.1 trillion rubles ($16.7 billion) on its military manufacturing sector in the 2016-2020 period. More

Yuriy Soloshenko was sentenced to six years in jail on spying charges in October.

Kremlin 'Can't Confirm' Reports On Deal To Release Two Ukrainians

The Kremlin says it can’t confirm reports that Moscow and Kyiv have reached an agreement to hand over two Ukrainian nationals serving prison terms in Russia. More

Ukraine Says Three Soldiers Killed In Fresh Fighting In East

The Ukrainian military says three soldiers have been killed and eight wounded in fresh fighting between government forces and Russia-backed separatists in the east of the country. More

Turkish Official Predicts Relations With Russia Will Mend Shortly

A senior Turkish official has said Turkey and Russia do not have insurmountable problems and predicted bilateral ties will be fixed in a "short while." More

More Russia News

Latest Blog Posts

Video The Daily Vertical: The Cost Of War

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. More
Blog Archive

Features & Commentary

New Russian App: When A Rainbow Is Not Just A Rainbow

Some Dutch artists have released a new app that informs Russians when there is a rainbow in their area. What Russians want to do next with that information is up to them.
More

Video In Crimean Port, A Hospital Reportedly Takes A 'Potemkin' Approach To Impress

The Potemkin village, that tried and true manifestation of Russian bureaucratic ingenuity whose place in popular lore has been cemented for centuries, has been given a modern update -- the annexed peninsula of Crimea now reportedly has its own "Potemkin hospital."
More

Audio Slide Show Bigger Than Dominoes: Abkhazia Pins Hopes On Soccer Cup For Outsiders

Shunned by FIFA and dogged by infighting, would-be states and other groupings with uncertain status are holding a soccer "world cup" in breakaway Abkhazia. A colorful opening ceremony will kick off what may be the biggest international event in the isolated Black Sea region since a dominoes championship in 2011.
More

Russian Monument To Stalin's Victims Highlights Fate Of Executioner

For a dozen years, activists in Saransk have been calling for a monument to citizens executed during Josef Stalin's Great Terror. This week, they got one -- courtesy of the Interior Ministry -- that highlights the "tragic fate" of their republic's secret police at the time.
More

Savchenko Released, But Fate Of Other Ukrainians Imprisoned In Russia Unclear

With Russia's release of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, who returned to a hero's welcome in Kyiv, attention now shifts to the fate of other Ukrainians jailed in Russia on charges their supporters say are dubious.
More
More Articles

Video

Video The Daily Vertical: The Cost Of War

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.

Video Putin Begins Visit To Greece

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Greece on his first visit to the European Union this year.


Video The Daily Vertical: Putin's Other Hostages

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.

Video The Daily Vertical: A Contrast, A Lie -- And A Deal?

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.


Video The Daily Vertical: Cheering On Europe's Xenophobes

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday.

Video Top NATO General Says Alliance Must Show Strength To Russia

General Petr Pavel, the chairman of NATO's Military Committee, says Russia equates liberal democracy with weakness and only respects power. In an interview with RFE/RL in Brussels on May 24, the Czech general said that the alliance must be ready to act when necessary. (RFE/RL's Rikard Jozwiak)


About RFE/RL's Russian Service




RFE/RL's Radio Svoboda is the leading international broadcaster in Russia. As Russia witnesses increasing control of the media by state authorities, Radio Svoboda has become a key forum for those who lack access to other means of free expression.
 

Subscribe In English

Subscribe to Russia Report

Subscribe
to a weekly update of news, features, and analysis on Russia.

Most Popular

Editor's Picks