Amid speculation that a former Russian defense official jailed for embezzlement may have used a "double" to serve her sentence, lawmakers are scrambling to slam the door on the reputed practice.
Russia, and the Kremlin in particular, has an unhealthy and misguided obsession with U.S. power and intentions, former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul told RFE/RL in an interview.
Sergei Pugachyov, a self-exiled former Kremlin insider accused of financial wrongdoing in Russia, says Vladimir Putin initially resisted the push to make him president but ultimately went on to build a fearsome kleptocracy.
Kabul isn't mourning the death of its elusive and longtime adversary, Mullah Mohammad Omar, and it is making sure the Afghan people don't either.
A new police force in Kyiv seems to be winning over the public in the Ukrainian capital, if social media is any barometer.
Where the five biggest global greenhouse emitters stand today.
At an estimated $620,000, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov may have the most expensive watch. But among the Russian and Ukrainian political elite, he’s certainly not the only one who enjoys wearing his wealth on his wrist.
Russian tourists are being enticed to vacation in Crimea by ads that portray the annexed peninsula as the ultimate holiday destination. The truth is a little more unsettling.
Russian-language linguist Ilya Frank intends to join the growing number of disillusioned Jews leaving Vladimir Putin's Russia for Israel. He says he doesn't want his 6-year-old daughter to attend schools suffused with "Nazi propaganda."
A new luxury shoe store has opened up in Kyiv, and the owners' tracks appear to come from one of Ukraine's most wanted men.
The Afghan Taliban has a new leader, one who appears pragmatic and moderate compared to Mullah Mohammad Omar, the near-mythical figure he replaces.
The U.S. State Department's coordinator for sanctions policy says he believes Western sanctions are keeping Russian aggression in check but that "patience and determination" are critical to their success.