People

17 December 2014
Sixteen Years Behind Bars in Russia

A young woman learns ‘there is only one law in prison: everyone does as they want.’ From MediaZona.

By Tatyana Gavrilova
 
12 December 2014
U.S.-Hungary Corruption Row Heads to Court, Eastern Ukraine Quiet for Now

Plus, Poland’s high court reinstates no-stun slaughter and Skoda auto marks a major milestone.

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
3 December 2014
The Battle for the Siberian Harvest

The region’s farmers are called heroes for weathering terrible conditions but likely feel more like martyrs. From openDemocracy.

By Georgy Borodyansky
 
1 December 2014
All but One Faith Persecuted in Crimea

The de facto regime targets leaders and monitors members of various religious groups.

By Halya Coynash
 
28 November 2014
Say It Loud, I’m Belarusian and Proud

Among young people in Belarus, speaking the national language instead of Russian is coming into vogue.

By Alyaksandr Yanusik
 
27 November 2014
Buckwheat Panic Grips Russia, Czech Leader Urges ‘Finlandization’ of Ukraine

Plus, 'Western values' blamed for infertility in Kazakhstan, and a Russian journalist fights deportation from Poland.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
24 November 2014
A Firebrand Aims for Moldova’s Seat of Power

Dubbed a ‘public enemy’ for his abrasive methods, activist Oleg Brega is hoping to proclaim his message from a higher platform.

By Lina Vdovii
 
20 November 2014
Bosnia's Different Truths

The fighting ended long ago, but it would be a stretch to say the country is at peace.

By Tatjana Milovanovic
 
19 November 2014
Searching for the Spirit of Romania’s Jiu Valley

The cities and towns of the country’s mining heartland still exist, but that is not the same thing as being alive.

By Gabriel Amza
 
18 November 2014
Ukraine’s Sleeping Beauty

Kharkiv seemed to go to sleep in the 1970s and has yet to awaken. When it finally does, what will it become?

By Viktoria Grivina
 

TOL PROMOTION


New Ebook - Hard-Pressed: A quarter-century of Central and Eastern Europe's media under the pressures of autocracy, corruption, and capitalism

Get your copy here.

JOBS

© Transitions Online 2014. All rights reserved. ISSN 1214-1615
Published by Transitions o.s., Baranova 33, 130 00 Prague 3, Czech Republic.