Around the Bloc

24 May 2017
Dozens Detained in Raids on Ukrainian Tax Offices

Corruption crackdowns have tended to fizzle out in Ukraine. Will this one be any different?

24 May 2017
Prominent Russian Director Questioned in Fraud Case

Cultural luminaries rise in defense of Kirill Serebrennikov following searches of his home and Moscow’s Gogol Center theater.

24 May 2017
Mongolia Bows to Pressure From IMF, Mining Majors

Desperately needed bailout money could start flowing soon.

23 May 2017
Bulgaria Tops EU Road Death Statistics

Roads are substantially safer in the EU than they were 15 years ago, but the west-east divide is not closing.

23 May 2017
UN Report Warns of Growing Clampdown in Belarus

After a period of going easy on dissent, the Lukashenka regime crushed nationwide protests in March.

23 May 2017
Trial of Suspected Coup Plotters Set to Start in Montenegro

Government says Serbian nationalists backed by Russia planned to overthrow pro-NATO government.

22 May 2017
New Budapest Protests over CEU and Foreign NGO Laws

Estimates say up to 10,000 people marched through the Hungarian capital against growing authoritarianism.

22 May 2017
Russian Authorities Apparently Antsy Over Opposition-Minded Youth

Film and pop music are being used to sway teens away from criticizing the state.

19 May 2017
Two Chechens Fleeing Persecution Offered Asylum in Lithuania

The Baltic country may be the first in the world to receive gays escaping a reported purge against homosexuals, while Poland continues to send back asylum seekers to Belarus. 

18 May 2017
Azeri Missile Attack Ups Tensions in Karabakh

Each side says the other caused only minor damage, no casualties in skirmishes this week.





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Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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