As Central Asia is battered by COVID-19 and economic headwinds, China finds growing opportunities to expand its already formidable influence in the region.
Rarely seen photographs of the David-versus-Goliath fight between Poland and communist Russia that raged on the outskirts of Warsaw 100 years ago
Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich says she will support the opposition candidate in her improbable bid to unseat authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
There are charges that a Bulgarian opposition lawmaker known as "Shishi" (Potbelly) covertly controls the government from behind the scenes.
President Vladimir Putin's response to protests in the Far East fails to please, and Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov revels in a promotion.
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Despite nearly two weeks of protests, observers say the unrest in Khabarovsk is being underpinned by specific circumstances that aren't in play elsewhere.
After an RFE/RL investigation, names and faces can now be put to the Russia-backed militants who ordered the extrajudicial executions of Ukrainians by firing squad and set a dark tone for the war in the Donbas.
One presidential hopeful has been joined by the campaign chiefs of two blocked candidates. Can the three women unseat Belarus's longtime ruler?
Iranian officials and analysts are warning about possible street protests amid a sharp decline in the economy and a deadly coronavirus pandemic.
“The aim is not to rewrite history. It’s to devalue it, and to devalue memory of those events,” says Yury Dmitriyev’s colleague Irina Flige.
The Soviet authorities pulled out all the stops to host a clean Olympics in 1980, even if it meant resorting to dirty tricks.