Around the Bloc

28 November 2011
Moody’s Deals Budapest a Blow, Minsk Cuts a Deal with Moscow Premium

Plus, a dire future of unemployment and shortages for Uzbekistan, and Putinmania grips United Russia.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Kaitlyn Meade
Ales Byalyatski
25 November 2011
European Officials Denounce Byalyatski Sentencing, Kosovo Serbs Attack KFOR Troops Premium

Plus, explosion at Uzbek-Tajik border stops trains and the new Kyrgyz president makes no secret of his Russian sympathies.

By Ky Krauthamer and Joshua Boissevain
Rafiq Tagi
24 November 2011
Azeri Journalist Dies After Attack, Poland Warned Over Budget Deficit Premium

Plus, Slovak minister ousted in wiretapping scandal and Ronald Reagan pops up in Tbilisi and Warsaw.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
23 November 2011
Putin ‘Booed’ Video Goes Viral, Foreigners Gobbling Up Land in Romania Premium

Plus, a petition against execution of alleged Belarusian bombers and Nagorno-Karabakh shootings.

By Jeremy Druker, Ioana Caloianu, and Kaitlyn Meade
22 November 2011
Kyiv Bans Orange Party, Romanian President Faces Parliamentary Assault Premium

Plus, Hungary asks for more financial aid and an Uzbek swimmer’s tale of woe.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Kaitlyn Meade
21 November 2011
Peace Corps Leaving Kazakhstan, Russians Flock to See Mary's Belt and a Giant Koran Premium

Plus, a U.S. man will face a war-crimes trial in Bosnia, and the Kyrgyz bank no one wants to buy.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
18 November 2011
Ukraine to Stop Euthanizing Stray Dogs, Bosnian Leaders in for Criticism Premium

Plus, Belarus deports foundation workers and drug use up sharply in Romania.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
17 November 2011
Krakow Gets Tough on Graffiti, Chechen Poet Slain in Moscow Premium

Plus, St. Petersburg pols mull gay "propaganda" ban and crafty Kazakh president calls snap elections.

By S. Adam Cardai and Joshua Boissevain
16 November 2011
Russia Rounds Up Tajiks, Moldova Cancels Prez Elections

Plus, Illegal caviar trade thriving and Uzbek health care in decline.    

By Jeremy Druker, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
15 November 2011
Ukraine Bows to EU Pressure, Bolshoi Pair in Dramatic Getaway

Plus, Armenians wonder how the military spends its treasure and Romania looks for millions of missing citizens.

By Ky Krauthamer and Ioana Caloianu


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