Around the Bloc

2 November 2017
Moldovans Don’t Speak Romanian, Angry Dodon Declares Premium

The outside world sees little difference between the main languages spoken in the neighbor countries, but many Moldovans beg to differ.

2 November 2017
Is Interpol Becoming a Tool for Tyrants? Premium

Greece’s detention of a Tajik oppositionist has again raised questions about the abuse of the international criminal notice system.

1 November 2017
Environmental Costs Mar Mongolia’s Rapid Modernization Premium
The cold season is upon Ulaanbaatar and fears of a sky polluted by ash and dust surface again.
1 November 2017
Ukrainian Investigators Pore Over Manafort Indictment Premium
U.S. authorities have so far not responded to Kyiv’s request for cooperation, Ukrainian prosecutor complains.
1 November 2017
Czech Towns Mull Drastic Move Against ‘Maladjusted’ Poor Premium
A new law gives municipalities the power to exclude recipients of housing subsidies.
31 October 2017
Trans-Caucasus Railway Opens Premium

Decades in the making, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars could further isolate Armenia.

31 October 2017
Kyrgyz Culture Minister Victim of Mummy’s Curse Premium

Self-professed psychics claimed the spirit world demanded the return of the centuries-old woman’s preserved remains.

31 October 2017
Wife of Chechen Man Accused in Putin Plot Killed Premium
The couple, who survived a previous assassination attempt in June, were attacked just outside Kyiv
30 October 2017
Social Democrats Win Sweeping Victory in Second Round of Macedonian Elections Premium

Poll is another blow to former ruling party VMRO-DPMNE, which says it won’t recognize the results.

30 October 2017
Poland Tells Infamous U.S. Alt-Right Leader to Stay Out Premium

While an official ban is not openly in place, the Polish Foreign Ministry has expressed strong objections to Richard Spencer’s visit.



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Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

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