The path out of oblivion for Przewalski's horse lies in getting on a plane to China, Mongolia and, most recently, the Russian steppes.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he had sealed a pact with the country's oil majors to freeze production.
A Ukrainian village renamed a street, which honoured Soviet founder Lenin, after The Beatles' John Lennon.
Syria's brutal five-year war has turned increasingly messy tangle of internal and external players with their own multi-faceted agendas.
Moscow warned Washington that deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region.
Amid falling oil prices and tenge exchange rate fluctuations, experts are wary to predict Kazakhstan's future.
The head of Kazakhstan's national anti-doping centre has pledged to crack down on drug cheats ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Iran sent a major shipment of low-enriched uranium materials to Russia to implement nuclear accord with world powers.
Russia is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, sounding an alarm on the rise in floods and wildfires nationwide.
Ukraine is responding to Moscow's food embargo with "mirror sanctions" of its own, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced.
Russia is not trying to bring back the USSR, President Vladimir Putin said in a documentary aired Sunday, but the problem is that "nobody wants to believe it"
EU nations may delay a decision on whether to roll over economic sanctions against Russia.
Turkey insists it is not dependent on Russia to build its first nuclear power plant amid uncertainty over the $20 billion project.
Eldar Ryazanov, one of the most popular film directors of the Soviet era whose comedies captured the unique absurdities of life under Communism, died Monday aged 88.
Turkey on Monday sent back to Russia the corpse of a pilot killed when his plane was shot down by the Turkish air force for allegedly violating its air space on the Syrian border.
Moscow slapped sanctions on Ankara as the war of words over a downed Russian warplane escalated, with Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning Russia not to "play with fire".
French President Francois Hollande will hold talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, as part of his diplomatic marathon to forge a broader coalition against Islamic State jihadists in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke by phone with Russia's foreign minister and urged a de-escalation of tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Turkey-Syria border.
Sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis could be lifted if Moscow fulfils commitments it made to help resolve the conflict, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said.
Russian state giant Gazprom said it had halted gas deliveries to Ukraine after Kiev failed to make upfront payments for more supplies.
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