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JUST IN: Lyubov Sobol, a top associate of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, has been sentenced to 1.5 years of restricted freedom for violating coronavirus restrictions at this January's pro-Navalny protests

New amendments to Russia’s hunting law will effectively legalize trophy hunting of endangered animals, Greenpeace activists said Monday

A missing Belarusian activist has been found hanged in a park in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, police said, adding they had opened a murder probe

Kyrgyzstan's first post-independence leader has been brought back to the country from exile to face questioning over his role in corruption

A chef from southern Russia has broken the world record for the largest bowl of Kuban Borscht, weighing in at over 1,000 kilograms

Heavy smog from some of the worst wildfires to ever hit northern Siberia has blocked the sunlight and turned day into night, footage shows

Olympic officials said Tuesday they will investigate Belarus over claims the team tried to force an athlete now sheltering in Poland's Tokyo embassy to return home after she criticized her coaches

A Russian same-sex family who received death threats after their appearance in an organic retailer’s since-deleted promotional material have fled the country, they said

Russia's demographic crisis is falling disproportionately on the poorer, rural areas where around a quarter of Russians live, @felix_light  reports


A Russian prankster glued a massive portrait of President Vladimir Putin to the inside of a residential elevator. He then placed a camera in the elevator to record people’s reactions.

Mongolia has quarantined its western region near the border with Russia after identifying two suspected cases of the black plague

There is a Russian deep-sea fisher who tweets photographs of his most terrifying catches. Meet .

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An aurora of polar bears descend upon Russia’s remote Arctic archipelago of Novaya Zemlya

A third Russian doctor has fallen from a hospital window after he complained about being forced to work despite contracting coronavirus

Young journalist Margarita Virova dies at age 25 after falling from an apartment window

Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny risks cardiac arrest "any minute" as his health has rapidly deteriorated, doctors warned on Saturday.