Around the Bloc

6 March 2013
Moldova Government Collapses, Ukraine Makes Cautious Approach to Russian Trade Bloc

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.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Richard Parrish, and Connor Zickgraf
5 March 2013
Czech Senate Impeaches Klaus, EU Wary of Expanding Schengen Zone

Plus, North Caucasus republics face off over a border dispute and Latvia makes a bid for euro adoption.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Connor Zickgraf
4 March 2013
Interethnic Clashes in Skopje, A Fatal Protest in Bulgaria Premium

Plus, a Moldovan court rejects a local ‘gay propaganda’ ban, and views of Stalin reflect unfinished business in some post-Soviet countries.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Richard Parrish
1 March 2013
Hague Frees Former Yugoslav Army Chief; Putin, Hollande Meet in Moscow Premium

Plus, Montenegro's ruling party is under fire, and is China in trouble in Central Asia?

By S. Adam Cardais, Joshua Boissevain, and Connor Zickgraf
28 February 2013
Coke-Free Uzbekistan, All-Electric Estonia Premium

Plus, crisis-battered Slovenia and Bulgaria try to pick up the political pieces and Saakashvili admits he flubbed an attack on Russian banks.

By Nirvana Bhatia, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Richard Parrish, and Connor Zickgraf
27 February 2013
Russia Convicts Pair in Failed Uprising, Belarus Pesters Journalist to Leave Country for Good Premium

Plus, a fugitive Kazakh oligarch loses a legal battle in Britain and veterans of the Yugoslav wars call attention to their plight.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Richard Parrish, and Connor Zickgraf
26 February 2013
Runner-up Might Challenge Armenian Vote, Critical Ukrainian Magazine Vanishes Premium

Plus, a smoking ban becomes law in Russia and Bosnian Serbs are sentenced in a wartime massacre of Roma.

By by Erik N. Nelson, Julia Brimelow, Ioana Caloianu, and Richard Parrish
22 February 2013
Adoptee Death Tops Russia-U.S. Talks, Kremlin Pledges No Impunity in Corruption Fight Premium

Plus, a prominent Macedonian journalist retires in protest and Latvia's demographic decline spurs dire predictions.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Anna Novosad
21 February 2013
Protesters Call Armenian Vote Rigged, U.S. Eyes Deep Cuts to Caucasus, Central Asia Premium

Plus, unrest has Sofia mulling revocation of a major utility’s license, and Chechnya’s strongman shows his soft and cuddly side.

By Erik N. Nelson, Anna Novosad, Richard Parrish, and Nino Tsintsadze
20 February 2013
Protests Topple Bulgarian Government, Russian Oligarch Donates Billions to Charity Premium

Plus, Belarus sentences a border guard over the teddy bear incident, and Uzbeks are marooned at the border with Kazakhstan.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Anna Novosad, Richard Parrish, and Nino Tsintsadze


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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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