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A shopkeeper in Dushanbe with his collection of Soviet paraphernalia for sale.

Cash-strapped but strategically important, Tajikistan is undergoing rapid change with its future increasingly being shaped...

Richard Swift explores why the Cold War's old certainties can no longer hold.

a man wearing a mask is arressted by 2 police officers

Tina Burrett speaks to the people taking to the streets of Russia to protest the invasion...

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine requires urgent action. Vanessa Baird asks what we can do. 

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine requires urgent action. Vanessa Baird asks what we can do. 

Putin piles on the political pressure in Russia.

Unbowed: Koza Press editor-in-chief Irina  Slavina’s children lead her funeral procession,  Nizhny Novgorod, 6 October 2020.  MIKHAIL SOLUNIN/TASS/ALAMY

Regional media is holding its own against the ‘official version’ put out by the nationals. Could it be a harbinger for...

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Putin’s critics have labelled him a ‘kleptocratic dictator’ and drawn comparisons with Hitler. Russia expert Mark...

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Young people discovering their sexuality have been denied access to information or acceptance since the ‘gay propaganda’ law...

War on drugs failing: Activists of All-Ukrainian Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS, non-governmental group, are seen self handcuffed to bed during news conference at Lavra clinic, Kiev.

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Spiralling rates of the diseases have punitive policies at their root. Madeline Roache reports.

Dinamo Sukhumi’s stadium under construction.

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In tiny Abkhazia, outcast from the world stage, football is a source of hope. Robert O’Connor reports.

Liz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakaka in front of the country’s only nuclear power station – Koeberg.

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Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid won the Goldman Environmental Prize for stopping a secret nuclear deal...

The leaders of Russia and Hungary, Vladimir Putin and Viktor Orbán

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Has Putin exported ‘managed democracy’ to Hungary? Madeline Roache examines Orbán’s...

Russian president Vladimir Putin during a meeting with Russia Today’s leadership.

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This will give Putin another excuse for a media crackdown, argues Madeline Roache.

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In 1944, Stalin declared the Tatars 'traitors'. Now Putin calls them ‘extremists’. Madeline Roache reports...

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The struggle to define Russia’s future is under way but those hoping for a more progressive post-Putin...

North Korea Crisis: A ground-based interceptor launches from the US's Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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This crisis has a solution, writes Vanessa Baird, as Donald Trump visits Asia.

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