As Russia rolls in World Cup, Chechen cheers are muted

Despite Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov’s undying loyalty to Putin, and despite Putin receiving more than 90 percent of the vote in Chechnya, many fans in Chechnya are rooting against Russia in the World Cup, according to an RFE/RL feature. Chechens used to be...

Macedonia’s parliament ratifies deal with Greece

Macedonian MPs voted 69-0 to ratify the deal with Greece that will rename Macedonia “North Macedonia,” Balkan Insight reports. Opposition members of the 120-seat parliament boycotted the vote. Meanwhile, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov reaffirmed he...