Plus, Kazakh mosques feel the bite of a new religion law and the United States and Russia join together in bid to ban polar bear hunting.
Plus, North Caucasus republics face off over a border dispute and Latvia makes a bid for euro adoption.
Plus, a Moldovan court rejects a local ‘gay propaganda’ ban, and views of Stalin reflect unfinished business in some post-Soviet countries.
Plus, Montenegro's ruling party is under fire, and is China in trouble in Central Asia?
Plus, crisis-battered Slovenia and Bulgaria try to pick up the political pieces and Saakashvili admits he flubbed an attack on Russian banks.
Plus, a fugitive Kazakh oligarch loses a legal battle in Britain and veterans of the Yugoslav wars call attention to their plight.
Plus, a smoking ban becomes law in Russia and Bosnian Serbs are sentenced in a wartime massacre of Roma.
Plus, a prominent Macedonian journalist retires in protest and Latvia's demographic decline spurs dire predictions.
Plus, unrest has Sofia mulling revocation of a major utility’s license, and Chechnya’s strongman shows his soft and cuddly side.
Plus, Belarus sentences a border guard over the teddy bear incident, and Uzbeks are marooned at the border with Kazakhstan.
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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.