The Coordinating Council of 11 Abkhaz opposition parties and movements has made some heavy demands of de facto Abkhaz President Aleksandr Ankvab.
Russian police arrested more than 30 Greenpeace activists aboard the organization's ship, the "Rainbow Warrior," including the captain.
The Kremlin press service on May 1 reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help free a team of OSCE observers that had been captured in eastern Ukraine.
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.”
Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a May Day parade through the center of Russia's capital, Moscow.
China and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the East China Sea later this month.
A leader of the self-declared "Donetsk People's Republic" says the eastern Ukrainian region will not take part in the presidential election scheduled next month.
U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation that would impose sanctions on top Russian companies and banks in response to the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine.
Perhaps nowhere is the failure of the Geneva agreement to de-escalate the Ukraine crisis more evident than in Donetsk. None of the agreement's goals has been reached in the city, while tension and violence are on the rise.
Three sappers have been injured by a mine explosion in Russia's Siberian region of Zabaikalsky Krai where a fire at a military warehouse on April 29 killed at least 10 people.
More than 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, U.S. immigration authorities continue to look for former KGB officers who engaged in alleged human rights abuses as part of the notorious Soviet secret police.
Orange-and-black ribbons symbolizing Russian military valor are being handed out in several Central Asian countries ahead of the May 9 holiday marking victory in World War II.