In Russia, nationalistic youth groups spend the summer in paramilitary training. That is quite to the government's liking.
Controversial Ukrainian website Myrotvorets has added former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to its list of enemies of the state. It’s caused quite a stir — but that seems to be the desired effect.
At Russia's military summer camps, children are trading city comforts for Kalashnikovs and camouflage. In a country where patriotism and nationalism are on the rise, DW found out why kids want to try out military life.
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.
Angela Merkel has visited Ukraine's President Poroshenko, who is in the midst of an election campaign. There's disappointment in Kyiv at his failure to implement reforms, and hopes of EU-style democracy are fading.
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