Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who achieved a rock-star level of fame during the Soviet era, was hospitalized on December 14 after a fall during a visit to the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has sacked two government ministers.
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.
Tens of thousands of Kyrgyz are changing their names to sound more Russian in the belief it will make their lives easier.
China has reportedly freed an ethnic Mongol dissident, Hada, who has spent much of the last two decades behind bars.
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.
An employee of the Kyrgyz Embassy in Uzbekistan has been detained on the border between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
A court in China's northwestern Xinjiang Province has sentenced eight members of the Uyghur community to death on December 8 for two deadly attacks in the region.
Elementary schools in the Kazakh capital, Astana, have been declared closed for two days due to low temperatures and snowstorms.
The leaders of 43 nongovernmental organizations in Kyrgyzstan have urged President Almazbek Atambaev not to put pressure on NGOs.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev is completing a weeklong Middle East tour with a visit to Doha, Qatar.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev is visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has signed a decree to establish an embassy in Abu Dhabi.