Around the Bloc

29 March 2012
A Bomb Plot in Kazakhstan, a Shuttered Nuke Plant in Bulgaria Premium
Plus, Belarusian politicians are taken off trains and the Russian government was warned not to appoint young Putin.
By Angela Almeida, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Stephen Underwood
 
28 March 2012
More Choice for Turkmen Voters, New Lid for Ravaged Reactor

Plus, Polish ex-spy chief charged over abuse of terror suspects and a Romanian woman’s remarkable rise from poverty.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, and Ioana Caloianu
 
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27 March 2012
Kazakh Terror Trial Opens, Black Sea Neighbors Tussle

Plus, Tashkent again shuts off the gas to Tajikistan and Tallinn debates the merits of free bus rides.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Joshua Boissevain and Stephen Underwood
 
26 March 2012
Greedy Geezers in Uzbekistan, Deadly Russian Feud in London

Plus, another presidential run-off is slated for South Ossetia and Minsk sees a rare opposition rally.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, and Ioana Caloianu
 
23 March 2012
A Shadowy Guerrilla Force in Kosovo, Bosnian Vets on Hunger Strike Premium

Plus, Czech education chief resigns and Ukrainian Holocaust memorial vandalized.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 
22 March 2012
Russian Courts Say Yes to Krishna, No to L. Ron Hubbard, Nazi-Era Chetnik General Gets a Rehearing

Plus, Estonia’s ethnic-Russian integration improves and lobbying intensifies over more Belarus sanctions. 

By Angela Almeida, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Anna Shamanska
 
21 March 2012
Higher Stakes for Tymoshenko, Another Rebuke for Hungary Premium

Plus, despite shootings, a leading diplomat is optimistic about the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict, and Kyrgyz pols hire their own security squads.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, and Ioana Caloianu
 
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20 March 2012
Wartime Legacies in Serbia and Bosnia, Udmurt Singers Head for Baku

Plus, Georgia seizes a Russian ship and Romanians rally against fracking.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
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19 March 2012
Belarus Executes Bombers, Dissenter’s Play Staged in Almaty

Plus, Macedonians march against ethnic violence and a cover girl emerges as the newest star of the Russian opposition.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
16 March 2012
Hungarian Court Rules in Symbolic Media Case, Tymoshenko Doctors Rebuffed

Plus, Kazan police chief sacked over prisoner death and Romanian power prices set to rise.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 

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