29 January 2006 -- Britain's Foreign Office has said it is investigating Russian media reports that say Russian authorities have arrested two people for allegedly working with British intelligence services.
29 January 2006 -- Russian officials say Russia today is resuming gas supplies to Georgia and Armenia. Supplies were cut off last following two explosions on the pipeline.
On 26 January, RFE/RL Radio Farda correspondent Fatemeh Aman spoke with former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix about the confrontation between Iran and the international community over Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
28 January 2006 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said today that his country and Russia have agreed to bring in other countries to participate in enriching uranium for Iran.
Lukashenka (right) and Putin in an undated file photo (epa)
28 January 2006 -- Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has said that a proposed union with Russia would be built on the principles of equality.
28 January 2006 -- Authorities say they have established the identity of a gunman who was killed by law enforcement officers in the southern Russian republic of Ingushetia on 27 January.
28 January 2006 -- Chechnya's acting Prime Minister, Ramzan Kadyrov, today denied reports that a damaged pipeline was the work of terrorists.
28 January 2006 -- Dozens of demonstrators today picketed the Defense Ministry in Russia's capital to protest a recent hazing incident in which an army conscript was badly injured.
28 January 2006 -- A Georgian presidential envoy says repairs on a damaged pipeline that delivers gas to Georgia from Russia are complete and supplies could resume shortly.
27 January 2006 -- Armed men shot dead a police officer and his cousin in the restive southern Russian region of Daghestan today.
27 January 2006 -- Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, today approved a measure on joining a UN body that coordinates the world's agricultural policies.
RFE/RL's Uzbek Service recently spoke with Ira Straus, founder and U.S. coordinator of the Committee on Eastern Europe and Russia in NATO, about Uzbekistan and its influence on relations between Russia and the West.