Breakaway Abkhazia Set To Hold Election Under Cloud Of Controversy, Coronavirus

Breakaway Abkhazia Set To Hold Election Under Cloud Of Controversy, Coronavirus

Just weeks ago, the leading contender in this election was lying in a Russian hospital bed recovering from the second mysterious bout of the flu to derail his bid to lead Abkhazia, prompting...
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China ready to step up virus cooperation, Xi tells Putin * EPeak World News

China is prepared to “work with all other countries” to intensify the global fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, state media on Friday quoted President Xi Jinping as saying. Xi made the comments...
COVID-19, The Constitution, And A Bitter Anniversary For Crimean Tatars

COVID-19, The Constitution, And A Bitter Anniversary For Crimean Tatars

To receive Steve Gutterman's Week In Russia each week via e-mail, subscribe by clicking here. The Constitutional Court jumped through hoops to give an amendment that could keep President Vladimir Putin in power until...
At Least 15 Turkmen Citizens Die After Drinking Bootleg Alcohol In Istanbul

At Least 15 Turkmen Citizens Die After Drinking Bootleg Alcohol In Istanbul

Turkish media reports say at least 15 Turkmen labor migrants have died in Turkey after drinking what is believed to be counterfeit alcohol. CNN Turk reported late on March 19 that 15 Turkmen workers...
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Trump tiptoes toward oil engagement * EPeak World News

The potential for new U.S. responses to the oil price collapse has seemingly grown — enough to send prices back upward, even though it’s all inchoate and fluid right now.Driving the news: President...
Virus? What Virus? Turkmenistan Seals Off Capital, Restricts Travel, But Doesn’t Mention COVID-19

Virus? What Virus? Turkmenistan Seals Off Capital, Restricts Travel, But Doesn’t Mention COVID-19

Turkmenistan has sealed off the capital, Ashgabat, in a move made without any public announcement by authorities or state media in the tightly controlled Central Asian nation. RFE/RL correspondents in the country said late...
A Georgian Woman’s Account Of Lonely Life In COVID-19 Quarantine

A Georgian Woman’s Account Of Lonely Life In COVID-19 Quarantine

Far from home, Nini Davlianidze was among the first people on the planet to experience firsthand what life is like under the threat of COVID-19. The 30-year-old Georgian found herself in Wuhan, China,...
Central Asian Nations Employ Additional Measures Against Coronavirus

Central Asian Nations Employ Additional Measures Against Coronavirus

Central Asian nations are moving to take additional measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Uzbekistan's Transport Ministry said on its Telegram channel that international terrestrial and air passenger traffic has...
With Europe In Lockdown, Skeptical Russians Are Told: 'No Reason To Panic'

With Europe In Lockdown, Skeptical Russians Are Told: ‘No Reason To Panic’

MOSCOW -- The COVID-19 pandemic has spread throughout China, Western Europe, and the United States, threatening to paralyze major economies and subjecting much of the world’s population to state-enforced lockdowns. Leaders are warning...
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Trump eyes intervention in Saudi-Russia oil dispute * EPeak World News

President Trump said Thursday he’s eyeing intervention in the oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia, a dispute that combined with COVID-19‘s economic toll is pushing prices sharply downward and creating financial...
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