Mon, 25 Oct 2021

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Given the ongoing developments in Kabul, we are also including content here from Gandhara, an RFE/RL website focusing on Afghanistan and Pakistan that is the go-to source for English-language reporting by our network of local journalists across the two countries.

'A Dress Rehearsal': Russia's Marred Duma Elections Could Point The Way For 2024 Presidential Ballot

With unprecedented repressions and accusations of widespread fraud through a broad array of mechanisms, the controversial elections for the State Duma are seen as an indicator of what is to come when President Vladimir Putin's fourth term in the Kremlin comes to an end in 2024. By Robert Coalson

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Navalny App Disappearance Shows Russia's Strength In The Battle Against Big Tech

The decision by Google and Apple to remove Aleksei Navalny's Smart Voting app provoked anger among his supporters. But analysts say Russia has significant leverage over the trillion-dollar companies -- particularly if they're unwilling to abandon a large and lucrative market. By Todd Prince

Who's Behind The Downfall Of Tajikistan's National Airline?

Tajikistan's national air carrier is on the brink of collapse. An RFE/RL investigation suggests the company's downfall has been orchestrated by its own top managers in an attempt to bolster the fortunes of the president's family. By RFE/RL's Tajik Service

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