Nemtsov, a critic of President Putin, was gunned down on February 27, 2015, close to the Kremlin. Thousands of Russians marched on Sunday to commemorate his life. The US is calling for those who ordered the crime to be held to account.
New laws and rhetoric that defines parameters for acceptable forms of Islam in Russia run the risk of turning into draconian laws that can potentially be used to persecute Russian Muslims.
US President Trump says Indian PM Narendra Modi was "constantly telling me he built a library in Afghanistan", suggesting it was of no use, and that Russia, India and Pakistan should take up fight against Taliban.
Most people in the Caucasus feel they are facing a cultural onslaught, equating the bill to the policy of former Russian emperor Tsar Nicholas II, who wanted Russian to be prioritised over other native languages.
The republics of Chechnya and Ingushetia have finally agreed on a border - but it has triggered unrest, and that unrest fits neatly into Russia's strategy of chaos-as-containment in the former Soviet republics.
As the armed conflict in Syria nears its end, thousands of Russian women who were married to Daesh fighters are looking for a way out.
Abdel Fatah el Sisi's fragile authoritarian rule does not have space for popular acclamations. In Sisi's world, Egyptians' enthusiasm for Mohamed Salah is masked resentment towards the governing elite.
Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on Telegram that he had presented the Liverpool star with the honorary title while hosting a dinner for the Egyptian team, whose World Cup training base is in the Chechen capital Grozny.
Two policemen, a civilian and four assailants left dead in an attack on a church in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya.
Despite the flawed electoral process in the Russian election, Vladimir Putin's popularity remains high. Russia has Putin in its future as far as the eye can see but that does not bode well for the country's economy, or for peace in the region.
Fighting erupted in Marawi after a bungled raid aimed at capturing Isnilon Hapilon, whom Daesh proclaimed as its "emir" of Southeast Asia last year after he pledged allegiance to the group.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Moscow failed to take steps that could have averted a 2004 hostage siege in the Russian town of Beslan in which more than 330 people died. The Kremlin said the ruling was "unacceptable."
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