Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned Russia's political elite today that "extreme caution" was needed to avoid sowing chaos by tinkering with the political system he crafted over the past decade.
A third round of Russian-Belarusian talks on Russian electricity transit to the Baltic states and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad were due to be held today in Minsk, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Iraq today to try and mediate in a squabble over a decision to bar candidates from March elections due to suspected links to Saddam Hussein's outlawed Baath Party.
Editors of the Bishkek-based stan.tv say two people used the murder of their colleague to conduct a search of their office in Almaty, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko has declared World War II-era nationalist leader Stepan Bandera a Hero of Ukraine, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.
Jailed Armenian opposition journalist Nikol Pashinian has appealed to the Constitutional Court to annul the results of the January 10 parliamentary by-election, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.
More than 100 opposition activists protested price increases for utilities, medicine, and transportation fees in the northeastern Russian city of Kirov today, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Prominent Uzbek sports journalist Khairulla Khamidov has been arrested, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports.
Russia's foreign minister said today he expects an agreement will be reached soon on a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty with the United States.
The Kremlin says the longtime president of the Russian republic of Tatarstan has asked not to be nominated for another term when his current one ends in March.
Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church today elected a new leader. Eighty-year-old Bishop Irinej Gavrilovic is Serbia's 45th patriarch and the successor to Patriarch Pavle, who died last November at the age of 95.
A Russian researcher has been found dead in the Russian Republic of Buryatia, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.