Around the Bloc

9 September 2013
Opposition Strength Surprises in Russian City Voting, Report Says Moscow Sneaking Weapons Into Syria

Plus, Bucharest's strays are in the cross hairs after a child's mauling death and Skopje feels pressure over a journalist's jailing.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
 
6 September 2013
G20 Summit Opens In Russia, Georgia Destroys Secret Videos

Plus, Hungary's leading party goes vote hunting, and a new film explores the masculine influence on Ukraine’s topless feminists.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
 
5 September 2013
Putin 'Doesn't Exclude' Syria Strike, Turkmenistan, China Sign Major Gas Deal

Plus, more protests erupt in Croatia over Cyrillic signs, and Romania launches a landmark communist-era crimes case.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Vladimir Matan
 
4 September 2013
Floods Rage Unabated on Russia-China Border, Armenia Joins Eurasian Bloc

Plus, Russia bars the door to a Kosovan soccer player and Bosnian miners stage an underground strike.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Vladimir Matan
 
3 September 2013
Romanians March Against Controversial Gold Mine, Ukrainian Opposition Leaders Meet EU’s Fuele

Plus, concertgoers go on a rampage in Almaty and Iran frees six Slovak paragliders.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Vladimir Matan
 
2 September 2013
A Hepatitis Outbreak in Kazakhstan, a Fight Over Green Energy in Romania

Plus, religious groups in Poland sue for the right of non-stun slaughter and an ailing, overlooked Russian activist languishes in prison.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
 
30 August 2013
Putin Orders Flood Inquiry, Trouble at The Hague?

Plus, 13 are convicted in a gruesome Kazakhstani prisoner abuse case, and Russia cuts the oil flow to Belarus.

By S. Adam Cardais, Vladimir Matan, and Sintija Treimane
 

29 August 2013
Putin Can’t Handle Homoerotic Joke, Amnesty Slams UN in Kosovo over anti-Serb violence
Plus, Azerbaijan bars an opposition candidate and Lithuania aims its antinuclear pique at a Russian enclave.
By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Vladimir Matan, and Sintija Treimane
 
Akhmed Kotiyev 100
28 August 2013
Ingush Security Chief Dead in Ambush, Gas Pipeline Breaks Ground in Moldova

Plus, a case of plague rattles Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia reviews restrictions on foreign investments in the vital mining sector.

By Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan, and Sintija Treimane
 
27 August 2013
Belarus-Russia Potash War Heats Up, Georgian War Drama Honored in Sarajevo

Plus, Bulgaria’s ex-premier kicks off a new career and the secret behind Estonia’s energy independence.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Vladimir Matan and Sintija Treimane
 

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