Russia was suspended from the parliamentary assembly of European human rights watchdog the Council of Europe on Thursday, in protest at Moscow's annexation of Crimea.
Since 2012, Russian NGOs with international funding have had to register as "foreign agents." Despite this stigmatization, many of them soldier on. Five years on, DW takes stock.
Germany's foreign minister has said hopes to increase EU-Belarus ties during a visit to Minsk. It was the first time in seven years that a German foreign minister held bilateral talks with the Russia-allied country.
Alexei Navalny wants to become Russia's president in 2018. Yet the election commissioner has said a prior conviction blocks his path to the Kremlin. Will the opposition politician grow tired and quit?
Poland's main opposition party has called for the suspension of Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz over allegations of Russian military intelligence links. Macierewicz is one of Poland's most vocal Russia critics.
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