Russia Puts Pressure On Activists Even Far From Its Borders
Nikolai Koblyakov was living in Paris when police suddenly came to arrest him in July.
Iraq Joins Russia And Iran To Help Syria's Regime Fight ISIS
The move brings the U.S.-backed country closer into the orbit of Washington's rivals and enemies in the Middle East.
This Is The Best Photoshop The U.S. Government Has Ever Produced
The U.S. embassy in Moscow made Ambassador John Tefft a meme on Monday in response to a doctored photo of him attending a protest.
Ukraine Bans 3 BBC Journalists For "Threatening National Security"
President Petro Poroshenko hurriedly reversed the decision the next day after meeting the British ambassador.
This Is What’s Behind Russia’s Push Into Syria
Rising warlords under Bashar al-Assad's command pose as much of a threat to him and to Moscow’s interests in Syria as the rebel groups fighting him.
Donald Trump Brings The Donald Trump Show To Ukraine
"My feeling toward the Ukraine and toward the entire area is very very strong. I know many people who live in the Ukraine. They're friends of mine. They're fantastic people."
New Investigation Exposes Glam Life Of Vladimir Putin's Bling Ring
Women across the Russian political spectrum own watches, jewels, and other finery at disproportionate cost to their declared income, anti-corruption activists working for the opposition leader Alexei Navalny found.
Putin Cuddles Cat After Obama Meets Dog, Setting Off Cold War-Style Pet Race
Russia Reacts To The Refugee Crisis The Way It Knows Best — Trolling
Russia's foreign ministry said the European Union's "abject helplessness" over the flood of refugees was its just reward for demanding the ouster of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Azerbaijan Jails Reporter Who Exposed High-Level Government Corruption
Khadija Ismayilova was sentenced to seven years, six months in prison by a court in Baku Tuesday.
Russia Says It's Banning Wikipedia, Then Changes Its Mind
Russia briefly banned the internet encyclopedia on Monday over a drug-related entry, then lifted the ban after Wikipedia users protested.
A Russian Musician Ripped Open Cans Of Foreign Beer With His Teeth Because Politics
Was it in support or opposition to Russia's ban on Western imports? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Russia Jails Estonian Official After Taking Him From Near The Border Last Year
Eston Kohver's trial has become a diplomatic flashpoint as the Baltic states worry about possible Russian intervention.
Vladimir Putin Rode In A Submarine Yet Again Because Putin
The Russian president's latest expedition to the sea floor coincides with the anniversary of Russia's worst modern submarine disaster, a personal low point for Putin.
A Russian Activist Caught Putin's Spokesman On A $425,000-A-Week Yacht
After getting a tip from a source, opposition politician Alexei Navalny tracked Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov to a honeymoon in Sardinia, well beyond his modest official means.
Azerbaijan Issues "Death Sentence" To Ailing Rights Activists
The couple have been handed lengthy prison sentences, as the crackdown on civil society in the oil-rich country grows.
A Journalist Died After Being Beaten Over A Facebook Status About Soccer
Rasim Aliyev's death after criticizing a prominent local soccer player comes in the worst atmosphere for press freedom in Azerbaijan since its independence.
French Lawmakers Visit Crimea, Pose With A Shirt That Says "Obama, You Suck!"
France and Ukraine have condemned 10 lawmakers for visiting the peninsula, which Russia seized last year.
Russian Super Mario Warns Against The Dangers Of "Extremism"
All is not well in the Mushroom Kingdom.
Russian Cats Are The Craziest And Here Is The Proof
A groundbreaking new report uses open source information to prove the existence of the furry Russian menace.