Around the Bloc

3 November 2011
Chernobyl's 'Liquidators' Rise Up, Screws Tighten on Some Faiths in Russia Premium
Plus, Latvia's banking whistleblower resurfaces, and Serbia tries again to sell its ailing national carrier.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
Marek Belka
2 November 2011
Transdniester Frees Accused Spy, Iranian Gas Chief Says Nabucco Pipeline ‘Dead’ Premium

Plus, Armenia opposition wary of Putin’s Eurasian Union plan and Poland’s top banker waxes enthusiastic about the euro, despite everything.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
1 November 2011
Seselj Punished for Contempt, Rivals Turn on Kyrgyz President-Elect Premium

Plus, a Polish sports hero denies being a communist spy, and should the Ahtisaari plan for Kosovo be revised?

By Ky Krauthamer
31 October 2011
Elections in Kyrgyzstan and Bulgaria, Money to Burn in Hungary Premium
Plus, police investigate the gunman who opened fire at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo and Serbian liberals tell the Russian ambassador to butt out. 
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Kaitlyn Meade
28 October 2011
Romania's ‘I Am a Roma’ Campaign, Kyrgyzstan's Bold Border Reopening Premium

Plus, Lithuania rejects new CIA prisons probe, and a reconstructed Bolshoi makes its debut.

By S. Adam Cardais and Natasha Kirshina
27 October 2011
Macedonian Mayor Likes a Little Gunfire, Turkmenistan Frees RFE Reporter Premium

Plus, Azerbaijan-Turkey deal sparks hope for Nabucco and a well-respected Russian educator dies a lonely death in prison. 

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
26 October 2011
Submarines in Sevastopol, Kyrgyz Election Clouded by Ethnic Rifts Premium

Plus, the Romanian king’s stutter-free speech and independence day gifts for happy Turkmen.

By Ky Krauthamer and Ioana Caloianu
25 October 2011
Croatian Lawmakers Block War Crime Probes, Walkout at Armenian Nuke Plant Ends Premium

Plus, Vladimir Meciar sets his sights on a return to parliament and Moscow police may find it harder to earn extra cash.

By Ky Krauthamer and Ioana Caloianu
24 October 2011
Mad as Hell in Budapest, an Eye for Almost an Eye in Moscow Premium

Plus, Clinton meets with difficult friends in Central Asia, and a tragic accident highlights peril on Romania's roads.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Kaitlyn Meade
21 October 2011
Russia Sets Sights on New Snipers, Tajikistan Builds Mega Mosque Premium

Plus, Ukraine mulls "homophobic law," and injuries reported in Northern Kosovo confrontation.

By S. Adam Cardais and Andy Markowitz


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