Mansur Mirovalev

Mansur Mirovalev

Ukraine

Peacemaker: The Ukrainian website shaming pro-Russia voices

Being blacklisted on Peacemaker can have serious consequences, including the risk of being killed.

Peacemaker: The Ukrainian website shaming pro-Russia voices

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan closes infamous prison, but experts question motive

Jaslyk, where death and torture were common, is closing as Uzbekistan seeks to improve its image on the global stage.

Uzbekistan closes infamous prison, but experts question motive

Ukraine

Will a comedian become Ukraine's mightiest leader?

Volodymyr Zelensky's Servant of the People party has won 227 seats in the 450-seat parliament, securing a thin majority.

Will a comedian become Ukraine's mightiest leader?

Elections

Comic-turned-president's party seeks Ukraine parliament majority

Exit polls suggest President Volodymyr Zelensky's party winning Ukraine's key snap parliamentary polls.

Comic-turned-president's party seeks Ukraine parliament majority

Ukraine

Caught in Ukraine's violence, war and identity crisis

Alarm raised over ultra-nationalist attacks following 50 incidents of political violence last year.

Caught in Ukraine's violence, war and identity crisis

Ukraine

Ukraine's Mariupol stuck between war and Russian blockade

Mariupol is Ukraine's principal port on the Sea of Azov and has great economic and strategic significance.

Ukraine's Mariupol stuck between war and Russian blockade

Ukraine

Russian gas pipeline divides the West and 'punishes' Ukraine

Germany wants cheap Russian gas via Nord Stream 2, while Ukraine fears economic ruin.

Russian gas pipeline divides the West and 'punishes' Ukraine

North Korea

Kim and Putin: Challenging the US role in denuclearisation

Russia does not want a nuclear disaster next door, but its interest in the disarmament of North Korea is limited.

Kim and Putin: Challenging the US role in denuclearisation

North Korea

What's at stake as Kim Jong Un meets President Putin in Russia?

North Korean leader to meet Russian president with discussions on economy, denuclearisation likely to be on the agenda.

What's at stake as Kim Jong Un meets President Putin in Russia?

Nursultan Nazarbayev

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev steps down - or did he?

With Nursultan Nazarbayev giving up some of his powers, questions are arising as to who will succeed him.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev steps down - or did he?

Europe

Ukraine at crossroads five years after 'revolution of dignity'

The Maidan protests shook Russian influence in Ukraine, but many feel the promises of the revolution are unfulfilled.

Ukraine at crossroads five years after 'revolution of dignity'

Religion

Pro-Russian clerics resist official pressure to join new church

Despite threats reportedly growing, fewer than 100 of 12,000 Russia-affiliated parishes have joined the new church.

Pro-Russian clerics resist official pressure to join new church