• Opera Lauding Crimea Annexation Makes A Splash In Petersburg
    A state opera theater in St. Petersburg this week premiered a modernized version of a Stalin-era opera about Crimea. The uber-patriotic show has some critics beaming and others worried about the "brainwashing" of the public.
  • Podcast: Russia's Looming Ukraine Hangover
    After every party, comes a hangover. Is Russia about to have a big one.
  • Ethnic Albanians Protest Murder Case Ruling In Skopje
    Several thousand ethnic Albanians held a peaceful protest July 11 in Skopje against a June 30 court decision that handed down life sentences to six alleged Albanian radicals for the murder of five Macedonians. On July 4, police in the Macedonian capital clashed with protesters demonstrating against the jailing of the Albanians on murder and terrorism charges. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)
  • Nagorno-Karabakh Claims It Captured Azeri Soldier During Raid
    Authorities in Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh region say their forces have captured at least one Azerbaijani soldier who they say was involved in a commando raid from the Azerbaijani side.
  • RFE/RL Video Roundup - July 11
    Mourners commemorate a cruise ship disaster in Tatarstan, a Russian protester is released from a psychiatric ward, and Ukrainians demand the return of a pilot held in Russia, plus stories from Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan.
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