In the view of the government, however, some of the volunteers have become a problem, even a law unto themselves.
A group of young scientists in the southern Russian region of Astrakhan have succeeded in creating a hybrid species of “orange watermelon."
Authorities in Central Asia's former Soviet "stans" are taking draconian measures to stamp out militant Islam, but their harsh methods and the absence of democratic politics risk provoking a backlash that could bring even greater instability.
The Justice Ministry declared the Sreda organization a foreign agent on Tuesday.
Ukraine has banned French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, its state security service said on Wednesday, apparently for making comments that suggested he supported Russia's annexation of Crimea last year.
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