'God bless America' - that was the chant of many Trump fans in Russia after the results of the US election emerged. Many Russian nationalists in Moscow celebrated Trump's victory.
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.
The US president had previously voiced skepticism on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race. His executive order comes before US congressional elections that are already tinged with fears of foreign meddling.
Latvians are going to the polls in parliamentary elections that could see a strong showing from a Russia-friendly party. In 2018 the country celebrates a hundred years since it first became an independent state.
Russia's Vladimir Putin and Hungary's Viktor Orban are to meet on Tuesday. They both are nationalistic strongmen with a dislike for western liberalism. But the ties between the two are both deeper and more complicated.
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