Around the Bloc

21 October 2013
Belarus Oppositionist Leaves Prison, Budapest Opera Tackles Anti-Semitism

Plus, Podgorica hosts its first pride parade and Russia posts a ‘wanted’ notice via Interpol for an Estonian politician.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
18 October 2013
Slavery Plagues Former Soviet Union, Tymoshenko to Leave Jail for Treatment

Plus, Tajikistanis are angered by a well-connected teen’s fatal crash, and a jubilant Bosnia looks to the World Cup.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Alexander Silady
17 October 2013
Hungary Brings Charges in 1956 Deaths, Likely Czech Minister Urges Kid Gloves for Russia, China

Plus, Belarusian censors erase evidence of presidential largess and Russian scientists find huge chunks of the famous meteor.

By Erik N. Nelson, Ioana Caloianu, Alexander Silady, and Martha Tesema
Patriarch Irinej
16 October 2013
Navalny Handed Lighter Sentence, Serbian Patriarch Enters Kosovo Election Debate

Plus, Russia mulls criminal charges against potash magnate Baumgertner, and new research underlines Eastern Europe’s bad air quality.

By Ioana Caloianu and Ky Krauthamer
Ivo Josipovic
15 October 2013
Moscow Police Round Up Migrants, Azerbaijan Jails Accused Iranian Agent

Plus, uncertainty ahead of Croatian president’s groundbreaking visit to Serbia, and Central Europe’s united front against EU meddling in nuclear power.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Alexander Silady
14 October 2013
Anti-Migrant Violence in Moscow, Anti-EU Rhetoric in Armenia

Plus, Czechs get prison sentences in a case linked to a 1990s privatization, and Romania’s plan to kill strays sets off protests.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
O. Bobonazarova
11 October 2013
Solidarity’s Cradle on the Skids, Tajikistan Opposition Candidate Bows Out of Election

Plus, activists plead with Ashgabat for information on those jailed for 2002 attempt on Niyazov’s life, and Russian troops step up work on a barrier between South Ossetia and Georgia.

By Ky Krauthamer and Alexander Silady
10 October 2013
Major Flaws Cast Shadow on Azerbaijan Election, Russia Has No Rivals in Wealth Inequality
Plus, Chevron nixes an exploration deal in Lithuania and Putin wants to merge two high courts.
By Erik N. Nelson, Barbara Frye, Alexander Silady, and Martha Tesema
9 October 2013
Belgrade Tightens Its Belt, Kyrgyzstan Mine Protests Flare Again

Plus, despite a ‘horrific’ budget shortfall, Russia boosts nuke spending, and Armenia holds a 'get out of jail day.'

By S. Adam Cardais, Barbara Frye, and Ioana Caloianu
8 October 2013
Unprecedented E-Security for Sochi Olympics, Top Romanian Official Charged with Vote Rigging

Plus, new studies are unlikely to defuse the controversy over Tajikistan’s Rogun dam, and do the Balkan countries need a new police force?

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Alexander Silady


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