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Kyrgyzstan Seeks Stronger Power To Shut Media Outlets

Kyrgyzstan's government has proposed legislation that would allow it to shut down media outlets without court decisions. More

Kyrgyz Pilot, Flight Attendants Killed In Tripoli Hotel Attack

Kyrgyz authorities say three citizens of the Central Asian nation were among victims killed in a militant attack on a luxury hotel in Tripoli his week. More

Kyrgyz Man Accused Of Sending Five Relatives To Fight In Syria

A Kyrgyz man suspected of sending five relatives to fight alongside Islamist militants in Syria has been arrested. More

Customers shop at Crimean Farmstead, Russia's first specialized grocery which sells products from annexed Crimea, in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, in January 2015.

Russia Tumbles In Business Index

A new report says economic freedom in several countries of the Baltics, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia have jumped ahead of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. More

Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68

World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68. More

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Kyrgyz Nationals Join IS In Syria 'For Ideology Not Money'

Kyrgyz nationals heading to Syria to join militant groups including the Islamic State (IS) group are motivated by ideology rather than financial reward, according to Rafik Mambetaliev, the head of the Interior Ministry's Department for Combating Organized Crime. More

Militants Arrested In Kyrgyzstan Trained In Syria, Security Forces Say

Four alleged militants arrested in Kyrgyzstan's southern city of Osh underwent military training in Syria. More
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Features & Commentary

Russia's Foreign Legion Of Doubt

If Moscow is looking to its new foreign legion to help restore its Soviet-era military might, it has a bit of a minefield to clear first.

What's The EEU And What Are Its Chances?

It once was touted as an eastern alternative to the European Union and an attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union. But as the Eurasian Economic Union comes into existence with its three founding members -- Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan -- already squabbling, the future of the Kremlin's pet project looks uncertain.

Video Migrants Take Hit From Ruble's Freefall

The crash of the ruble has meant lost income and opportunity for the millions of labor migrants who depend on Russia for their livelihoods.

Don't Shout, Don't Push, Eat Blini: Russian Orthodox Church's Manual For Migrants

Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.

In Kyrgyzstan, A New Interest In Russified Names

Tens of thousands of Kyrgyz are changing their names to sound more Russian in the belief it will make their lives easier.
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