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Chechen Separatist Fighters Defend Ukraine Against 'Common Enemy' Russia

Most of the members of Ukraine's OBON special-purpose battalion fought against Moscow in the first...

Yuri Knorozov: The Maverick Scholar Who Cracked The Maya Code

On the centenary of his birth, we look at the life and legacy of Yuri...

'I Was Screaming': Disabled Russian Alleges Police Tortured Him To Confess To Burning Pro-War Banners

A disabled Russian college student claims he was abducted by police, tortured, and forced to...

Wider Europe Briefing: NATO Fallout After A Rocket Hits Poland; A Tough Winter For EU-Ukraine Relations

I'm RFE/RL Europe Editor Rikard Jozwiak, and this week I'm drilling down on two major...

Five Takeaways From Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election

Whatever else has changed in Kazakhstan in the last year, space for political opposition is...

The Fight In Serbia Over Chinese-Style Surveillance (Part 1)

What began with a hit-and-run on a Belgrade bridge has grown into a deepening political...

To Keep The Trauma At Bay, Ukrainian Refugee Children Are Given More Time To Play

Months after arriving in the Czech Republic after Russia's invasion of their homeland, children from...

'No Longer Indifferent To Politics': Man Shot In Bloody Kazakh Unrest Boycotts Election, Wants Change

A Kazakh man who was wounded and wrongly accused of taking part in January riots...

The Farda Briefing: Iranian Officials Claim Foreign Enemies Are Plotting A Civil War; Analysts Say Tehran Is To Blame  

Iranian officials claim foreign enemies are plotting a civil war in the country, but analysts...

Serbia's Legal Tug-Of-War Over Chinese Surveillance Technology (Part 2)

While Serbian authorities haven't yet used facial-recognition software, an RFE/RL investigation documented a legally murky...

Serbs Of Southern Kosovo See Belgrade Helping Northerners And Ask: But Who Will Take Care Of Us?

Far from the unrest and increased security on both sides of the Kosovar-Serbian border, ethnic...

More Than Nepotism? New Position For Uzbek Leader's Daughter In The Spotlight

Saida Mirziyoeva’s moves in and out of government have so far been tied to the...

Transdniester Residents Grapple With Conflicting Narratives About Moldova's Energy Crisis

RFE/RL’s Moldovan Service spoke with residents in Moldova’s breakaway region about the unfolding energy crisis...

The Week's Best: 11 Stories And Videos You Shouldn't Miss

Here are some of the highlights produced by RFE/RL's vast team of correspondents, multimedia editors,...

'Under The Sunflowers': Three Slain Ukrainian Soldiers Whose Paths Began On The Maidan

For Ukrainians, the war with Russia began nine years ago with the Maidan protests and...

Former Estonian Military Chief: 'Ukraine Has Already Won' In War With Russia

Riho Terras, an EU lawmaker and former Estonian defense minister, says even if Kyiv were...

'We're Dying Like Flies': Remote Russian Village Grapples With Shortage Of Men Amid Putin's War In Ukraine

In a small village in Russia's Far East, a significant portion of military-age men were...

Live Briefing: Russia Invades Ukraine

RFE/RL's Ukraine Live Briefing gives you the latest developments on Russia's ongoing invasion, Kyiv's counteroffensive,...

Wider Europe Briefing: NATO Meeting Will Be Heavy On Symbolism, But Not Much Else; And Will The OSCE Survive? 

I'm RFE/RL Europe Editor Rikard Jozwiak, and this week I'm drilling down on two major...

Political Fever Pitch Looms Over U.S.-Iran World Cup Match

As the United States and Iran prepare to face off for a chance to reach...

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