On September 15, four activists unfurled a banner on Moscow’s iconic Red Square calling for President Vladimir Putin to be jailed. Within seconds, security forces had whisked them away. What Read More
Category: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty – Features
On this week’s Majlis Podcast, RFE/RL’s media-relations manager, Muhammad Tahir, moderates a discussion on the facts and the fiction surrounding COVID-19 in Turkmenistan.
Security sources in Tajikistan say they’ve received reports that Tajik Taliban militants in northern Afghanistan are searching for ways to cross into Tajikistan. The reports come after the Taliban put Read More
Ulyanovsk is home to a growing array of local initiatives connected to China. But much of them exist only on paper.
Two actors in Russia’s Far East have been sentenced to short jail stints for taking part in a fictional YouTube series about a brutish regional official’s misadventures — often featuring Read More
The decision by Google and Apple to remove Aleksei Navalny’s Smart Voting app provoked anger among his supporters. But analysts say Russia has significant leverage over the trillion-dollar companies — Read More
Iranian rapper Toomaj Salehi has been charged with “spreading propaganda” against the Iranian state. His lyrics criticize the Islamic regime for its domestic and foreign policies.
Aleksei Navalny and his allies had hoped “Smart Voting” could blunt, or thwart, the ruling United Russia party’s bid for a Duma supermajority. That didn’t happen, despite what the imprisoned Read More
Tajikistan’s national air carrier is on the brink of collapse. An RFE/RL investigation suggests the company’s downfall has been orchestrated by its own top managers in an attempt to bolster Read More