Ahead of the May 9 Victory Day celebrations, groups across the former Soviet Union are pushing back against a symbol of both imperial and Soviet Russia that has generated controversy in the Ukraine crisis.
The Kremlin says Ukraine’s crisis and “collective security” will be the focus of talks in Moscow on May 8 between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the presidents of Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
Swedish human rights activist Martin Uglu has been prevented from entering Belarus.
The office of the Kyrgyz president says the Kyrgyz and Russian presidents are expected to discuss the prospect of Kyrgyzstan's joining the Russia-led customs union.
More Belarusian opposition activists have been jailed as Minsk is getting ready to host the Ice Hockey World Championship.
Freedom House’s latest report on media freedom asserts that Eurasian countries continue to have the world's poorest ratings, with no country in the region rated as “free.”
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the escalation of Ukraine's political crisis is putting Eastern Europe's economic recovery at risk.
A court in Minsk has sentenced eight opposition activists to prison terms ranging from 15 to 25 days after they took part in an event marking the anniversary of the 1986 Chornobyl nuclear disaster.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev says the ongoing integration of the post-Soviet countries is not "the reincarnation of the Soviet Union."
The leader of the unregistered Youth Front political movement in Belarus has been sentenced to 25 days in jail for violating his parole.
A jailed Belarusian opposition activist has started a hunger strike to protest his incarceration.
In Minsk, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has given his annual address to the nation, telling Belarusians to "learn from the mistakes of our neighbors."