As the value of Russia's ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it.
Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.
The foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey are meeting in the eastern Turkish city of Kars on December 10.
Russia's state railway company says it will stop almost all service to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan for a year starting December 14, citing a lack of demand.
The Georgian currency, the lari, continued its decline in value to the U.S. dollar on December 5, reaching a new low of about two lari to one U.S. dollar.
Ten New York residents, including five former Soviet citizens, have been charged in a $70 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and Medicare at health clinics in New York.
he Armenian parliament has overwhelmingly passed a treaty to join the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.
A U.S.-based rights watchdog says Internet freedom around the world has deteriorated for the fourth consecutive year, with the steepest declines in Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey.
A new study by the antigraft group Transparency International (TI) suggests that corruption remains rampant across much of the former Soviet Union and the Balkans.
Dozens of opposition activists and their supporters have rallied in front of the Armenian parliament for a second day urging lawmakers to reject a treaty on joining the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.
Dozens of opposition activists and their supporters rallied in front of the Armenian parliament in Yerevan to urge lawmakers to reject the treaty on joining the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.
A leading Armenian journalist has voiced concern over the fate of Leyla Yunus, a prominent human rights activist imprisoned in Azerbaijan, amid reports about Yunus's deteriorating health.