Russia

3 September 2015
Russia, Belarus and Serbia Stage Anti-Protestor "Slavic Brotherhood" Drills
The countries’ airborne forces will work on preventing anti-government 'Maidan'-style riots
 
3 September 2015
Ukrainian Trader Pleads Not Guilty in $100m Hacking and Trading Scheme
Plus, a Moscow clinic gives 16th-century advice to expectant moms
 
2 September 2015
EU Extends Sanctions on Russia
Uptick in Ukraine violence strengthens union resolve to keep up pressure on Moscow.
 
2 September 2015
Beijing Parade Draws Putin, but Few Other World Leaders
Serbia’s president tries to drum up more Chinese investment.
 
2 September 2015
Ukraine Coalition Weakened as Rightists Quit

Death toll rises to three after far-right groups assault parliament.

 
1 September 2015
Ismayilova, Fierce Critic of Aliev Regime, Jailed
Plus, Tajikistan bans Islamist party and a blacklisted Russian singer is given permission for EU entry on medical grounds.
 
1 September 2015
Hungary Arrests Migrant Traffickers
More tension with neighboring countries as Hungary stops trains, ejects migrants.
 
1 September 2015
Nationalists Assault Ukraine’s Parliament
The worst unrest since the Maidan massacre hits Kyiv as the far right flexes its muscle.
 
Yulia Berezovskaya
30 August 2015
How One Kremlin Critic Is Taking On the Censors (and Losing)

In Putin’s third term, small websites have been blocked and larger outlets have been pressured into editorial changes. From Global Voices.

By Kevin Rothrock
 
27 August 2015
Russia: Scenes From a Trial

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko stand convicted of terrorism in Russia. Their supporters say the trial of the Ukrainian patriots was a farce.

By Tatiana Kozak
 

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