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23 October 2014
Soldiers' Mothers Activist Free, for Now

Elderly and ailing, Ludmila Bogatenkova faces fraud charges after probing Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine.

By Halya Coynash
 
21 October 2014
Sikorski Backs Away From ‘Ukraine Partition’ Interview, Polish Surgeons Perform Miracle Operation

Plus, Bulgaria won’t extradite a Putin foe to Russia, and Budapest fumes over U.S. visa bans.

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
Arkady Rotenberg
17 October 2014
For the Russian Elite, Loyalty Is All

Some have mothballed their private jets, others go in fear for their jobs. Life has changed for Russia’s elite, and not just their holiday destinations. From openDemocracy.

By Yelizaveta Surnacheva
 
10 October 2014
Whose Freedom?
For Belarus’ pro-democracy opposition, gay rights remains a toxic issue.
By Volha Charnysh
 
9 October 2014
Uzbekistan’s Silver Screen Promotes ‘Traditional Values’

Cautionary tales of wayward young people warn against Western influence. From EurasiaNet.org.

By Murat Sadykov
 
7 October 2014
Jaded No More Premium

A new list of 100 innovative ideas and people in the ‘New Europe’ provides hope for an alternative future.

By Martin Ehl
 
6 October 2014
Catholics First?

A right-wing fringe blogger ignites debate in Poland over the role of personal religious faith in public education.

By Wojciech Kosc
 
3 October 2014
Georgia’s Stalled ‘Mental Revolution’

The country’s criminal justice reforms have relied too much on coercion and not enough on trust and legitimacy. From openDemocracy.

By Gavin Slade and Alexander Kupatadze
 
1 October 2014
Czech Roma Under the Swastika

Only a tenth of Roma survived extermination during the Nazi protectorate. Some even thanks to ‘white people.’ From Respekt.

By Silvie Lauder
 
30 September 2014
Nine Ex-Ministers Charged in Romanian Graft Probe, Jailed Azerbaijani Activist Honored

Plus, Balkan states target absurdly high roaming charges, and Russia moves forward on a giant Crimea bridge project.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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