How does Generation Putin see its president? He has tailored Russia's political system to his power needs. Opinion among the country's youth is divided: for some Putin represents security, for others the demise of democracy.
The imminent emergence of an independent Orthodox Church in Ukraine deals a blow to Vladimir Putin's attempts to keep the country in Moscow's orbit and bruises the Russian Orthodox Church, writes Konstantin Eggert.
Latvia's ruling coalition has lost its majority, with the pro-Russia opposition party Harmony winning the most votes. Three newly formed parties also did well and a new formation for a coalition could take time.
A surprising bromance between a Bosnian Serb secession advocate and Russian strongman Vladimir Putin has observers on edge. Moscow's aims are complex, but there is no mistaking its presence in the election campaign.
The midterm polls are the best chance to influence the Trump administration's behavior on key issues, since the next US presidential election is two years away. DW explains why.
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