From former Soviet republics in the Baltics and Central Asia to the ex-communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, there is renewed wariness about Russia as a result of the Kremlin's military incursion into Crimea.
Kazakh, Kyrgyz, and Tajik citizens spoke to RFE/RL on the streets of Almaty, Bishkek, and Dushanbe to share their reactions to Russia's intervention in Ukraine's Crimea region.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has expressed regret over a decision by a Tajik court that requires a journalist to pay damages for defaming the country's intelligentsia.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has called on the nation to stand against possible challenges by "provocateurs."
Kyrgyzstan plans to file a protest with Russia over inflammatory statements made by the leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
Kazakhstan has protested to the Russian government over statements by the leader of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky.
One of Kazakhstan's few independent newspapers has been shut down. A court in Almaty ruled on February 24 that "Pravdivaya Gazeta" ("The Truthful Newspaper") must be closed due to its "failure to implement the court's decisions."
A Kazakh blogger has been sentenced to 15 days in jail on minor hooliganism charges.
Spain's government has approved the extradition of Kazakh opposition tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov's former security chief, but a Spanish court has delayed the extradition process.
Three bloggers in Kazakhstan have been detained again after serving 10 days in jail on hooliganism charges.
The effects of Kazakhstan's currency devaluation reach far and wide, as migrant workers whose family members depend on remittances have come to find out.
Kazakh authorities say investigators have identified individuals suspected of distributing false information regarding the country’s leading banks.