People

27 February 2015
What Remains After Maidan?

Five writers from Ukraine discuss the legacy of the movement that was supposed to change their country. First in a series.

By Yevgenia Belorusets
 
23 February 2015
Latvia Torn Between Money and Fear of Russia
The Ukraine crisis and Russia’s politics have fed a huge demand for Latvia’s residency-for-investment program. From EurasiaNet.org.
By Inga Springe and Sanita Jemberga
 
18 February 2015
Russia-Backed Rebels Seize Debaltseve, Putin Visits an EU Ally
Plus, Croatia’s ex-president is implicated in a Finnish bribery trial, and falling water in Lake Baikal sets off alarms.
By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Casper Frederiksen
 
17 February 2015
The Origins of Separatism in Donetsk
The virus plaguing eastern Ukraine has its roots in the coal mines of Donbas. From The Ukrainian Week
By Denys Kazanskyi
 
10 February 2015
A Family Affair

While the debate preceding Slovakia’s referendum on same-sex marriage was often harsh, the discussion should help the country in the long run.

By Martin Ehl
 
5 February 2015
You May Not Live Among Us

This weekend, those who care about the future of Slovakia’s democracy should help save it – by not voting. From Salon.

By Marta Frisova
 
5 February 2015
Farewell to a Dissident President

Bulgaria’s Zhelyu Zhelev deserved in life the praise now being heaped upon him in death.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
3 February 2015
We Are All 8A

What does a reality show about a Roma class say about the Czech Republic's education system? From Respekt.

By Petr Tresnak
 
2 February 2015
Tatar Leader Arrested in Continuing Campaign of Attacks

Crimea’s self-declared government keeps up the pressure on Tatars.

By Halya Coynash
 
2 February 2015
Kyiv Appeals for Non-Lethal Aid; Macedonian Party Boss Accused of Colluding with Spies

Plus, Budapest demonstrators tell Orban to ‘scram,’ and fire devastates a prized Moscow library.

By Timothy Spence
 

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