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EU Lawmakers Say Russia Using Coronavirus Crisis For Political Benefit

EU Lawmakers Say Russia Using Coronavirus Crisis For Political Benefit

BRUSSELS -- A group of European Union lawmakers are accusing Moscow of exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to try to get sanctions imposed over...
Mirziyoev Steps Up As COVID-19 Crisis Increases Contact Among Central Asian Leaders

Mirziyoev Steps Up As COVID-19 Crisis Increases Contact Among Central Asian Leaders

Central Asian leaders vowed at a historic meeting two years ago in the Kazakh capital, then called Astana, to boost their level of...
With Eye On Russia, NATO Stresses Readiness During Coronavirus Crisis

With Eye On Russia, NATO Stresses Readiness During Coronavirus Crisis

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance must not allow the coronavirus pandemic to become a security threat, warning that adversaries like...
Russian Clerks, Couriers Remain On The Job As COVID-19 Crisis Unfurls

Russian Clerks, Couriers Remain On The Job As COVID-19 Crisis Unfurls

MOSCOW – Authorities in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar – like their counterparts across the country – have urged nonessential workers to...
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...
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...
As Russia Faces Growing COVID-19 Crisis, Independent Activists Gear Up To Help

As Russia Faces Growing COVID-19 Crisis, Independent Activists Gear Up To Help

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Aleksandra Krylenkova is a human rights activist with a long track record. In recent months, she has been campaigning...
Pressure Mounts For Reforms In Ukraine

Zelenskiy, IMF Director Hold Talks On Greater Financial Support Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke with International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva about greater financial support as the eastern European faces a...
Russian PM Warns Companies Against Firing Employees During Crisis

Russian PM Warns Companies Against Firing Employees During Crisis

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has warned Russia's companies to keep people employed and pay them their salaries even as they struggle amid the...
Central Asian Countries Use Different Strategies To Deal With Coronavirus Crisis

Central Asian Countries Use Different Strategies To Deal With Coronavirus Crisis

A glance at a global map tracking the spread of the coronavirus just one week ago would have shown a large blank space...
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