A Belarusian youth, caught on camera slapping a statue of a police officer in Minsk, has been forced to apologize.
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Perhaps no "bromance," but Vladimir Putin shared a bit of a "broment" with President Donald Trump in Paris -- and lost an important round in his struggle against opposition leader Aleksei Navalny.
The first unit of Tajikistan’s Roghun hydropower plants is set to go into operation on November 16, decades after the multi-billion-dollar project was dreamt up by Soviet planners.
In the face of a major Taliban offensive, thousands of central Afghanistan's Hazara have fled -- by foot if they have to. But the road to safety doesn't lead to easy street.
An elderly history teacher gives Putin-bashing students a lesson on Stalin-era executions.
An Air France flight from Paris to Shanghai made a precautionary landing in Russia’s Irkutsk after smoke was detected onboard. And then things got worse.
Their poll numbers are low, but their ranks and influence are growing. Now, Ukraine's most prominent and militant ultranationalist group is setting its sights on Europe and America.
The Russian Public Chamber and other state-connected bodies are holding an online vote to rename nearly 50 regional airports after prominent figures in Russian history.
Encouraged by their success elsewhere in the country, the Taliban is attempting to take control of Hazara areas to prove it is a viable alternative to the government in Kabul.
Nearly a week after a riot that is said to have left at least 50 dead at a prison in northern Tajikistan, inmates' relatives are still waiting for answers.
Young Russians are looking for new ways to get their opposition political message out to wider audiences.