Around the Bloc

10 December 2012
Moscow Preps Its Quid for Magnitsky Bill Quo, Romania Elections Set Up Another Stalemate

Plus, Belarusian timber workers are barred from quitting, and a Kazakh activist is jailed as the anniversary of Zhanaozen nears.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
7 December 2012
Sarajevo U.S. Embassy Gunman Convicted, Orthodox Church Slams Belgrade Over Kosovo

Plus, activists demand the release of Uzbekistan’s political prisoners, and U.S. passage of the Magnitsky bill enrages Moscow.

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
 
6 December 2012
Journalist Gunned Down in North Caucasus, Canadians Bust Romanian Trafficking Ring

Plus, the Baltics race to space, and demolitions of Belarus homes before a presidential visit raise questions. 

By Nirvana Bhatia, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
Khitruk
5 December 2012
Serbia, Kosovo Agree on Border Protocol, Kyrgyzstan to Join Free Trade Bloc in 2014

Plus, a new mosque will honor Chechen leader Kadyrov and Russia’s beloved animator Fyodor Khitruk dies, aged 95.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Andrew McIntyre, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
4 December 2012
Ukrainian Government Resigns, Trouble in Placid Slovenia

Plus, Poland’s Catholic primate defends the use of baby boxes and British Russophiles are red-faced over a bad-taste photo. 

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
3 December 2012
Hungarians Come Out Against Anti-Semitic Remarks, Moldova Edges Closer to EU

Plus, a major snowfall creates a 100-mile traffic jam in Russia and Ukraine is hoodwinked in a phony gas deal.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
30 November 2012
Former Kosovo Leader Cleared of War Crimes, Pussy Riot Videos Ruled 'Extremist'

Plus, Russia levels posthumous charges against Magnitsky, and Croatia sees its first anti-austerity protest.

By S. Adam Cardais and Nino Tsintsadze
 
29 November 2012
On 100th Birthday Albania Offends, Hungarian Pol Faces Storm over Calls for ‘Jewish List’

Plus, Estonia and Latvia brace for more asylum seekers and Georgia’s new prime minister takes on The Washington Post.

By Nirvana Bhatia, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
28 November 2012
Witness in Magnitsky Case Found Dead, Tajik Facebook Goes Dark

Plus, Ukraine marks a milestone in the Chernobyl cleanup and Russians plan to celebrate the end of the world in style.

By Ky Krauthamer,Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Andrew McIntyre
 
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27 November 2012
Ashton in Central Asia, Minsk Shutters Another Critic

Plus, Czech top brass plead on behalf of jailed ‘spies’ and the Russians who get a kick out of poisoning stray dogs.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 

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