The ‘candidates’ are keeping quiet, but the autocratic president’s 75th birthday prompts speculation about who might replace him.
Plus, Bulgarians stage protests over high energy prices and Putin wants to bring politicians’ foreign assets home.
Plus, Thousands of Baltic farmers protest EU subsidies and Romanian civil society groups want a ban on state support to churches.
Plus, hard currency becomes scarce in Uzbekistan and Lithuania endures a cold winter to spite Gazprom.
Estonia continues to incite admiration over its technological prowess.
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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.
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It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.