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Like The Rest Of The World, Russia Waits For Trump-Biden Outcome

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.


'The Wound Is Very Deep': Azerbaijanis And Armenians In Russia Long For Peace

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.


Nagorno-Karabakh: U.S.-Brokered Cease-Fire Falters Soon After It Starts

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.


Pompeo To Meet With Azerbaijan And Armenia's Foreign Ministers Amid Fierce Conflict

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.


Kyrgyzstan's President Resigns Amid Turmoil Following Disputed Election

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.


Trump Vs. Biden: How Russia Sees The U.S. Election

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.


Putin Says He'll Work With Whoever Wins U.S. Presidential Election

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.


Nagorno-Karabakh: Turkey's Support For Azerbaijan Challenges Russian Leverage

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.


Fighting Breaks Out In Disputed Territory Of Nagorno-Karabakh

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.


Fighting Between Armenia And Azerbaijan Threatens To Spiral Into Full-Blown War

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.


Weeks After Disputed Election, Belarus President Is Secretly Inaugurated

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.


Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Discharged From Berlin Hospital

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.


Women Lead The Way Against Belarus' Patriarch, Says Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

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.


Alexei Navalny Was Poisoned With Novichok Nerve Agent, Merkel Says

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.


'Tightening The Screws': Belarus' Lukashenko Shows No Sign Of Bending To Protests

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.


Facing The Biggest Challenge Ever To His Power, Lukashenko Looks To Russia For Help

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.


Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny To Remain In Russia After Suspected Poisoning

Friday, August 21, 2020

Doctors in Russia said they would not allow a German plane to evacuate the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to Germany for treatment, after an apparent attempt to poison him in Siberia.


Putin's Rival Alexei Navalny In A Coma After Suspected Poisoning

Thursday, August 20, 2020

One of Russian President Vladimir Putin's fiercest critics was admitted to hospital in critical condition — Alexei Navalny's staff believes he was poisoned shortly before taking a domestic flight.


Russian Opposition Leader In Hospital After Suspected Poisoning

Thursday, August 20, 2020

The most prominent member of the Russian opposition has been hospitalized. Alexei Navalny is a vocal critic of President Putin. A spokeswoman for Navalny says he was poisoned.


Pressure Mounts On The President Of Belarus To Resign

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

As European Union leaders meet to discuss Belarus, Russia's president says there should be no "outside influence" on events there. Moscow's attitude will be a major factor on what happens next.