Kazakh Authorities Detain 25 Over Deadly Ethnic Clashes In February

Kazakh Authorities Detain 25 Over Deadly Ethnic Clashes In February

NUR-SULTAN -- Kazakh authorities say they have detained 25 people during a police operation connected to February's deadly ethnic clashes in the southern region of Zhambyl. Deputy Prosecutor-General Yerlik Kenebaev charged on March 27...
Putin's Pretext? COVID-19 Crisis Tapped To Tax Rich Russians' Offshore Wealth

Putin’s Pretext? COVID-19 Crisis Tapped To Tax Rich Russians’ Offshore Wealth

With COVID-19 cases rising in Russia, President Vladimir Putin addressed went on TV to announce measures he said were aimed at lending young families, workers, and small business owners financial support as the...
Kazakhstan Widens Restrictions; Uzbekistan's First Death

Kazakhstan Widens Restrictions; Uzbekistan’s First Death

The global death toll from the coronavirus has exceeded 24,000 with more than 534,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here's...
Russia Pushing Coronavirus Lies As Part of Anti-NATO Influence Ops in Europe

Russia Pushing Coronavirus Lies As Part of Anti-NATO Influence Ops in Europe – EPeak...

The pandemic has provided the Kremlin with an ample opportunity to target nervous populations with fake news. Russia is directing coronavirus-related disinformation at Eastern European audiences in a bid to drive anti-NATO sentiment among...
Putin Makes Plea For Sanctions Relief At G20 Summit

Putin Makes Plea For Sanctions Relief At G20 Summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed at a Group of 20 (G20) video conference that a freeze be placed on economic sanctions to allow countries to better combat the coronavirus pandemic that has...
Watchdogs Warn Human Rights Could Be Collateral Damage In Fight Against COVID-19

Watchdogs Warn Human Rights Could Be Collateral Damage In Fight Against COVID-19

As countries around the world take extraordinary steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic, global watchdogs are concerned that human rights and civil liberties could become a casualty. In crafting their individual response to the...
Russian Journalist Charged With Extremism Laments State's 'Black PR' Campaign Against Her

Russian Journalist Charged With Extremism Laments State’s ‘Black PR’ Campaign Against Her

MOSCOW -- On March 25, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu gave a speech to parliament in which he warned that a "pro-Western opposition division," supposedly trained and funded by outside forces, was sneaking...
Chinese Envoy To Kazakhstan Courts Controversy With Anti-U.S. Posts

Chinese Envoy To Kazakhstan Courts Controversy With Anti-U.S. Posts

In thinly-veiled criticism on social media, China's envoy in Kazakhstan recently seemed to ridicule the U.S. government's initial reaction to the coronavirus crisis and its "inability" to contain it. Ambassador Zhang Xiao hit out...
Nazarbaev Comes Asking Beleaguered Kazakhs, Once Again, For Donations Amid Crisis

Nazarbaev Comes Asking Beleaguered Kazakhs, Once Again, For Donations Amid Crisis

A call went out to the people of Kazakhstan on March 20 urging them not to stand on the sidelines but to be active in helping the country's president and his government through...
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