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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty provides first-hand coverage from Russia, Ukraine, E. Europe, Balkans, Caucasus, AfPak & ME.

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The U.S. and the Taliban are on the verge of signing a historic deal that could pave the way to ending America’s longest-ever war. What’s in the agreement? By @FrudBezhan 

As coronavirus evacuees arrived in Ukraine, locals greeted them with violence.

The architect of "managed democracy" is managed out, and Putin reveals almost zero about the motives for Vladislav Surkov's departure. The Week In Russia by @sgutterman :

Iranians are increasingly worried about the coronavirus after the country reported two more deaths among 13 new cases of the disease on February 21.

Some in Iran are concerned that officials are not being truthful about the extent of the coronavirus in the country.

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A Kazakh court has sentenced three men to life in prison in the high-profile case of a ranger who was allegedly beaten to death during a confrontation with suspected poachers.

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Bulgarian prosecutors file charges against three Russian citizens in connection with the 2015 attempted poisoning of arms dealer Emilian Gebrev.

Uzbekistan plans to force Facebook, Google and Yandex to store the personal data of Uzbek users within the territory of Uzbekistan.

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Republika Srpska has renewed a contract with a Texas-based law firm and lobbyist to "provide general advice and representation regarding international legal and policy matters."

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Iran has reported two more deaths among 13 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to four and infections to 18.

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Millions of people died of starvation in 1932-33 when Soviet authorities seized food to force Ukrainian peasants to join collective farms. One woman reveals how her great-grandfather secretly photographed the suffering in the city of Kharkiv.

A week-long "reduction in violence" between the Taliban and U.S. and Afghan security forces will begin at midnight local time.

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Lyubov Sobol posted a video showing armed, masked men barging into her office ahead of today's rally in Moscow. Sobol was one of the opposition candidates not allowed to stand in the upcoming municipal elections.

Russian opposition activist Konstantin Sinitsyn has been found dead of head injuries in the entranceway to his St. Petersburg apartment building.

Moscow Councilwoman Aleksandra Parushina says she was struck in the head by police who "brutally" dispersed protesters near Mayor Sergei Sobyanin's office on July 27. Read more here:

Today four years ago, passenger flight #MH17  was shot down over Ukraine, killing 298 people.

The Dutch team investigating #MH17  concluded today that the Buk system came from Russia's 53rd Antiaircraft Missile Brigade. Here's their reconstruction of the shoot-down from last year.

Scientists are beginning ask whether the European measles epidemic was bolstered by Russian trolls who infiltrated anti-vaccination groups to spread the Kremlin's agenda.

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Police have raided the office of opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation in Moscow, a step he claims is an attempt to disrupt the publication of a damning investigation against the head of Russia's second-largest bank.

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