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Siberian Ice Truckersi
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April 29, 2016
Meet Ruslan. For eight years he’s been running his truck up the frozen rivers of the Sakha Republic to supply remote villages with much-needed goods. Every trip is “a different adventure,” and the dangers of Siberia’s ice roads are very real.

Siberian Ice Truckers

Meet Ruslan. For eight years he’s been running his truck up the frozen rivers of the Sakha Republic to supply remote villages with much-needed goods. Every trip is “a different adventure,” and the dangers of Siberia’s ice roads are very real.

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Video What's Behind Macedonia's 'Colorful Revolution'?

Thousands of Macedonians have spent weeks protesting against the government in a movement being dubbed the "Colorful Revolution." What caused all the fuss?

Video Ukraine Far-Right Group Defaces KGB Monument

Activists from the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists defaced a Soviet-era monument dedicated to KGB officers in Kyiv. Members of the far-right group tried but failed to chisel off the nose of one face on April 28. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)


Video Putin Sells Everything from Coffee To Carpets

Despite massive economic problems and alleged corruption, Putin remains wildly popular with rank-and-file Russians.

Video Kazakh Police Break Up Activists' News Conference

Police in Almaty, Kazakhstan shut down a news conference called by activists who were discussing plans for protests in the city. About a dozen activists were detained when police intervened on April 29 outside Almaty's Press Club. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)


Video Police Disperse Kazakhs Protesting Land Privatization

More people gathered in Kazakhstan to protest against a government decision to privatize agricultural land. In the coastal town of Aktau on the Caspian Sea, police intervened and forced people to leave. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)

Video New Kyrgyz Maximum Security Prison Opens In Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan has opened a new maximum security prison in the capital, Bishkek. It took about nine years to complete. The government demanded an acceleration in construction after a prison break at an older nearby facility last October. (RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service)


Video Civilians Die As Shells Rip Apart Cars Near Donetsk

Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatist forces traded accusations about responsibility for a deadly shelling of civilians on a roadway near Donestsk. Local authorities reported at least five people died near a checkpoint in the separatist-controlled area.

Video Kazakhs In Two Cities Protest Land Privatizations

Protests were held in two Kazakh cities against a government decision to privatize agricultural land. At the rare public demonstrations in Kazakhstan, speakers called for the land to be kept in public hands and not rented to foreigners.


Video Belgrade Site For Refugees Demolished

A site in Belgrade that provided help to migrants and refugees has been demolished as part of a $3 billion waterfront development. Some of the refugees in the Serbian capital witnessed the dismantling of "Miksaliste" site by construction workers, who were accompanied by police.

Video Activists Call For Belarusian Nuclear Project To Be Scrapped

Activists in Minsk protested against the ongoing construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus, on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Protesters used the annual "Path of Chernobyl" demonstration on April 26 to speak out against the plant being built in Astravets.


Video Macedonia's "Colorful" Protests Enter Third Week

Thousands marched again in the center of Skopje on April 26, with some setting fire to pictures of President Gjorge Ivanov. The protesters are calling this a "colorful revolution," and again some of them hurled paint at government buildings -- this time the justice ministry.

Video Afghans Demand Prosecution Of Suspected War Criminals

Protesters in the Afghan capital, Kabul, demanded that suspect war criminals in the country face justice. They called for the abolition of an amnesty law that prevents the prosecution of alleged war crimes committed in Afghanistan in recent decades. (RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan)


Video Chernobyl's Lasting Jewish Legacy

Chernobyl is known as the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster. But the Ukrainian town has a much deeper meaning for a New Yorker named Yitz Twersky. He recounts his family history, which originated in what he calls "the seat of the Twersky Jewish dynasty." (RFE/RL's Russian Service)

Video Returning Georgian Troops Honored For Saving U.S. Lives In Afghanistan

More than 100 Georgian troops returned home from Afghanistan. They were commended for saving several U.S. airmen during their seven-month tour of duty.


Video A Norwegian Village And Its Radioactive Reindeer

In 1986, radioactive dust clouds from an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant reached Norway. The resulting contamination has lingered for decades. Sami reindeer-herdsmen and their herds in Snasa are still tested regularly for dangerous radiation levels.

Video Land Mines A Bitter Harvest For Donbas Farmers

Farmers in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region are facing the perils of planting spring crops in a conflict zone. After two years of war, thousands of mines and unexploded shells lurk beneath the soil. Before sowing their fields, local farmers must first rely on deminers to ensure their land is safe.


Video The Chernobyl Disaster: How It Happened

On April 26, 1986, a routine safety test at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine spiraled out of control. Follow the dramatic events that led to the world's worst civilian nuclear disaster.

Video Clooney Lays Flowers At Armenian Memorial In Yerevan

Hollywood star and human rights activist George Clooney joined the commemoration of the massacre of Armenians under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. With Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian he laid flowers in front of the eternal flame at the country's genocide memorial complex.


Video Rare Kazakhstan Protest Denounces Land Auction Plans

In the Kazakh city of Atyrau, around 1,000 people staged a rare public protest to denounce a government decision to sell land in auctions.

Video Serbian Prime Minister Vucic And Political Rivals Cast Their Votes

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and other political leaders marked their ballots in parliamentary elections on April 24. Vucic asked Serbian voters to endorse his drive toward the European Union while maintaining close ties with Russia. (RFE/RL’s Balkan Service)

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Ukraine Far-Right Group Defaces KGB Monumenti
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April 29, 2016
Activists from the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists defaced a Soviet-era monument dedicated to KGB officers in Kyiv. Members of the far-right group tried but failed to chisel off the nose of one face on April 28. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
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Video Ukraine Far-Right Group Defaces KGB Monument

Activists from the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists defaced a Soviet-era monument dedicated to KGB officers in Kyiv. Members of the far-right group tried but failed to chisel off the nose of one face on April 28. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
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Video Kazakh Police Break Up Activists' News Conference

Police in Almaty, Kazakhstan shut down a news conference called by activists who were discussing plans for protests in the city. About a dozen activists were detained when police intervened on April 29 outside Almaty's Press Club. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)
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Video New Kyrgyz Maximum Security Prison Opens In Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan has opened a new maximum security prison in the capital, Bishkek. It took about nine years to complete. The government demanded an acceleration in construction after a prison break at an older nearby facility last October. (RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service)
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Video Civilians Die As Shells Rip Apart Cars Near Donetsk

Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatist forces traded accusations about responsibility for a deadly shelling of civilians on a roadway near Donestsk. Local authorities reported at least five people died near a checkpoint in the separatist-controlled area.
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Video Belgrade Site For Refugees Demolished

A site in Belgrade that provided help to migrants and refugees has been demolished as part of a $3 billion waterfront development. Some of the refugees in the Serbian capital witnessed the dismantling of "Miksaliste" site by construction workers, who were accompanied by police.

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