Russia Rolls Out Military Might For Victory Day Amid Heightened Tensions With West

Russia will show off its military might with parades across the country on May 9 to…

Russia Pledges Support For Tajikistan Amid Concern Over Afghanistan

President Vladimir Putin says Russia is working on strengthening its military base in Tajikistan to boost…

Ukrainian President Marks WWII Anniversary In Village Near Russian Border

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has paid tribute to the victims of World War II in a…

Gorbachev Ally And Soviet Anti-Alcohol Crusader Dies At 100

Yegor Ligachyov, a former member of the Soviet Communist Party’s Politburo who was once seen as…

Czech PM Asks European Council To Condemn Russian Involvement In Arms-Depot Blast

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has said that he has asked the European Council to condemn…

Putin, Merkel Mark Anniversary Of End Of World War II

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent congratulations to fellow members of the Commonwealth of Independent States…

Judged For Their Tattoos: Women In Russia’s North Caucasus Face Uphill Battles In Custody Cases

Having a tattoo or an unmarried sister or an Instagram account — all of these things…

Two Russians Plead Guilty To Cybercrimes That Targeted U.S. Banks, Companies

Two Russian nationals are among four men who have pleaded guilty to cybercrimes that targeted banks…

U.S. Seeks 17-Year Sentence For Former Green Beret Who Pleaded Guilty To Spying For Russia

U.S. prosecutors said they were seeking a 17-year prison sentence for a former U.S. Army Green…

U.S. Government Seized Phone Data Of Journalists Who Wrote About Trump Campaign’s Russia Ties

The Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records of three Washington Post reporters who wrote about…

‘A Gift To Posterity’: Four Men Who Risked The Wrath Of Stalin To Photograph The Holodomor

If the Bolsheviks had got their way, the story of the Holodomor might never have been…

Blinken Makes Veiled Dig At Russia, China During UN Security Council Meeting

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has made a veiled dig at Russia and China when…

Biden Says He’s ‘Confident’ About Meeting Putin In June

U.S. President Joe Biden has said that the time and place for his proposed summit with…

Tajik, Kyrgyz Officials Deny Reports Of Ethnic-Based Expulsions After Deadly Border Fighting

As deadly violence erupted on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border last week, two peaceful Kyrgyz-majority districts of Tajikistan…

Three Jailed Iranian Journalists ‘Denied Appropriate Treatment’ For COVID

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is urging Iranian authorities to release from prison three journalists who it…

Lukashenka Downplays Criminal Case Launched Against Him By Group In Germany

MINSK — Belarus’s authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka has downplayed a criminal complaint filed in Germany on…

Amnesty International Restores Navalny’s ‘Prisoner Of Conscience’ Status

Amnesty International says it has decided to redesignate Aleksei Navalny as a “prisoner of conscience” after…

Fire Destroys Historic Tatar Village In Siberia

KARAKUL, Russia — A wildfire has ravaged a 16th century Tatar village in Siberia that authorities…

RFE/RL Calls On Russia To Stop ‘Targeting’ Journalists After Appeal Fails

PRAGUE — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty has called on Russia to stop “targeting” journalists after one…

Montenegro’s Limited Coalition Hammers Away At Perilous Religion, Nationality Issues

PODGORICA — Still rutted with historically fraught questions of religious and national identity, Montenegro’s political path…

The Week’s Best: 9 RFE/RL Stories You Need To Read (Or Watch)

Photo: TOBIAS MARSCHALL (Courtesy Photo) Share   The Week’s Best: 9 RFE/RL Stories You Need To…

Russian Teen Who Read Constitution To Riot Police Faces Jail

A verdict is expected on May 11 in the trial of 19-year-old OIga Misik, who became…

The Week In Russia: A Grave New World

To receive Steve Gutterman’s Week In Russia via e-mail every Friday, subscribe by clicking here. If…

Russia OKs Sputnik Light, One-Dose Version Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine, For Export

Russian regulators on May 6 approved Sputnik Light, a single-dose version of the country’s Sputnik V…

Latvia Recognizes Armenian Genocide

Latvia has recognized the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I as…

U.S. Doesn’t Accept ‘Spheres Of Influence,’ Blinken Says In Comments Aimed At Russia

The United States does not recognize “spheres of influence,” seeing it as an idea “that should…

Belarusian Opposition Leader Calls For More U.S. Sanctions On Lukashenka’s Regime

Belarusian opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya has called on the United States to apply more sanctions to…

U.S. Considering ‘Additional’ Military Assistance To Ukraine, Blinken Tells RFE/RL

KYIV — Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the United States is considering Ukraine’s request for…

Fallen Officers’ Families Grieve In Wake Of Conflict On Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

Hasan Akbarov, a 31-year-old Tajik border guard, was shot dead the day before he was set…

Over 150 Endangered Caspian Seals Found Dead On Daghestan Coast

Russian researchers say more than 150 endangered seals have been discovered washed up dead on the…

In U.S. Trial Of Alleged Hacker, Indications Of Larger Russian Cybercrimes

It was one of the most sophisticated digital fraud operations in the history of the Internet,…

Russian ‘Foreign Agent’ Turns Tables On Officials With Transfer Of Funds

A Russian journalist labeled as a “foreign agent” has turned the tables on several local lawmakers…

In First Official Count, Tajikistan Says 19 Killed In Kyrgyz Border Clashes

DUSHANBE — Tajik authorities say 19 people were killed and 87 injured in clashes along a…

Russian Court Rejects RFE/RL Journalist’s Appeal Of ‘Foreign Agent’ Designation

A court in the western Russian city of Pskov has denied an appeal by RFE/RL contributor…

Blinken Arrives In Kyiv Carrying Messages On U.S. Support, Need For Reforms

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Kyiv for a one-day visit carrying an…

G7 To Bolster Efforts To Counter Russia’s ‘Irresponsible’ Behavior

The Group of Seven (G7) advanced democracies has wrapped up its first in-person meeting in more…