Sunday 2 April 2017
April 01, 2017
Jacqueline Kennedy In Pakistan
Fifty-five years ago, Jacqueline Kennedy arrived in Lahore, marking the first-ever visit by a U.S. first lady to Pakistan. This series of color images from the trip captures the remarkable scenes that unfolded. (Photos courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.)
March 25, 2017
Freedom Day Protests In Minsk
Riot police arrested dozens of people in Minsk, where some several hundred protesters gathered to take part in Dzen Voly (Freedom Day) rallies around the city on March 25 , the latest in a series of events against authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
March 22, 2017
Terror Attack Outside British Parliament In London
London police say at least four people were killed in a March 22 terrorist attack at the British parliament -- including a suspected attacker, a police officer stabbed by an assailant, and two people struck by the assailant's vehicle when he rammed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge.
March 20, 2017
Champagne And Stagnation: The 1980s In Russia
It was a decade that marked the beginning of the end of the U.S.S.R. But behind the crumbling Iron Curtain, life rolled on in the cities and villages, and Russians found fun where they could. (All pictures courtesy of the Russiainphoto.ru photo archive.)
March 19, 2017
Hundreds Rally In Belarus Against 'Parasite Tax'
Authorities in Belarus on March 19 detained at least three organizers of protests against a controversial tax on the unemployed, as hundreds took to the streets in the latest in a series of demonstrations against the levy in the tightly controlled former Soviet republic.
March 18, 2017
Forest Prayers With Russia's Polytheistic Mari
The Mari people of central Russia speak a distinct language and practice a separate religion from their Christian neighbors. Photographer Sergei Poteryaev and reporter Regina Khisamova attended a traditional prayer ceremony in one of the sacred forest groves of the Mari El Republic.
March 15, 2017
The Red Army's Forgotten Photographer
He took the defining photo of the U.S.S.R.'s victory over Nazi Germany, although many of his photographs were heavily doctored or staged for Soviet propaganda purposes. But instead of accolades from communist authorities, Yevgeny Khaldei -- born 100 years ago this month -- struggled to remain employed as anti-Semitism swept through the Soviet Union.
March 15, 2017
Ukrainian Oligarch's Offices And Russian Bank Attacked In Kyiv
Nationalists in Kyiv attacked the offices of Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov and a Russian bank on March 14. The crowd was protesting against trade with areas of Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists, where Akhmetov has significant business interests. On March 15 the Ukrainian government announced it was suspending all cargo traffic with these areas. Activists have been blockading rail lines to prevent such traffic since January. (By RFE/RL Ukrainian Service)