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Friday, December 04, 2020
The United Kingdom and Russia both made big announcements on the coronavirus vaccine front this week.
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Vaccination will be voluntary, the Kremlin says, and will begin with health care workers and teachers. Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is still in clinical trials.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan reached a pact to end the fighting in the mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh. It's within the borders of Azerbaijan, but the population is predominantly Armenian.
Monday, November 09, 2020
Foreign leaders are assessing what a Joe Biden presidency will mean for their relations with the U.S. We examine how Biden's presidency could affect U.S. relations with China, Russia and Iraq.
Friday, November 06, 2020
While the Russian government has avoided official comment on the U.S. election, the prospect of divided government in Washington, D.C., could have benefits for the Kremlin.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
The fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis and Armenians who call Russia home.
Monday, October 26, 2020
The U.S.-brokered truce — the third attempt by outside powers to end hostilities that erupted a month ago — went into effect early Monday. But the two sides quickly accused each other of violating it.
Friday, October 23, 2020
The U.S. Secretary of State is holding separate talks with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Washington on Friday, in an effort to halt the fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
"I'm not clinging to power," Sooronbay Jeenbekov said. The new prime minister, sprung from jail, says he'll become president. Russia, Kyrgyzstan's main ally, is freezing aid until the situation calms.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
A poll published in September found only 23% of Russians have a positive view of Trump and 43% have a negative one. Also, 55% of respondents said they were hearing about Biden for the very first time.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
As Russians watch the U.S. election, the Kremlin is not hiding its preference for President Trump to win another term. It believes U.S.-Russian relations could get even worse if Joe Biden wins.
Friday, October 02, 2020
The Kremlin has close relations with Armenia and Azerbaijan. Turkey supports Azerbaijan. "The Turkish factor in this war is obvious and looks extremely threatening," says a Russian political analyst.
Thursday, October 01, 2020
A long-simmering conflict involving two former Soviet republics — Armenia and Azerbaijan — has flared again. The renewed conflict threatens to draw in Russia and NATO member Turkey.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Dozens of service members on both sides reportedly have been killed in violence that began Sunday in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The conflict has the potential to draw in NATO ally Turkey.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
The president of Belarus has been inaugurated for a sixth term in a secret ceremony, despite continuing mass protests by opposition supporters who say the recent election was rigged.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Navalny spent 32 days in Berlin's Charité Hospital, 24 of them in intensive care. Independent lab tests in three countries confirmed he had been poisoned by a Soviet-era nerve agent.
Friday, September 04, 2020
Speaking to NPR from Lithuania, the challenger to longtime President Alexander Lukashenko says "women understood that they are leaders" in the struggle.
Thursday, September 03, 2020
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the prominent Russian opposition leader was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent previously used by Russian agents, and says Moscow has some explaining to do.
Friday, August 28, 2020
The Belarusian president appears to regain the upper hand after mass demonstrations against his reelection in a vote that's been criticized by the U.S. and the European Union.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Earlier this year, Alexander Lukashenko had tried to offset Kremlin pressure by pursuing rapprochement with Western nations. Now he is directing attacks toward the West and has turned to Russia again.