People

27 August 2015
Russia: Scenes From a Trial

Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko stand convicted of terrorism in Russia. Their supporters say the trial of the Ukrainian patriots was a farce.

By Tatiana Kozak
 
13 August 2015
Russian Supermodel in Row Over Disabled Sister’s Ouster, Turkmenistan Bars Horse Expert From Leaving
Plus, Belarus censors distance-learning packet sent to political prisoner, and witness protection among new Kosovo court’s biggest challenges
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
23 July 2015
Azerbaijan Journalist Says Wife Held Hostage to Make him Return
Cloak-and-dagger meetings in a border town as police try to force journalist to come back. From IWPR.
By Afgan Mukhtarli
 
22 July 2015
Bosnian Leaders in Goodwill Trip to Belgrade, Moscow Warns Sweden to Stay Out of NATO

Plus, Russia’s muckraking Novaya Gazeta faces official sanction and Kazakhstani experts say a common gas is behind a bizarre sleeping sickness.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
20 July 2015
Vucic Presses Bosnian Serbs on Referendum, Vilnius Removes Soviet-Era Statues

Plus, Macedonian parties call for strengthening independent institutions, and the head of a Russian news agency says his social media sites are blocked.

By Timothy Spence
 
30 June 2015
Migrants Riot at Hungarian Camp, Albanian Police-Murder Suspects Arrested

Plus, an OSCE mission reportedly comes under fire in Ukraine, and Azerbaijan opens a naval base on the Caspian Sea.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
26 June 2015
IS Plants a Flag in North Caucasus, No Serbian Trial for Ex-Bosniak Commander

Plus, Kosovo hits allegedly Iran-linked groups, and Hungary’s tobacco-trade reform raises competition concerns.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
15 June 2015
Quickie Russian Citizenship in Transdniester

The consulate in the breakaway region of Moldova is reportedly creating lots of new citizens, who might need to be protected one day.

By Halya Coynash
 
9 June 2015
A Brief History of Anti-Americanism in Modern Russia

Or how contemporary Russians came to see the United States as Enemy No. 1. From Carnegie.ru.

By Denis Volkov
 
8 June 2015
G-7 Sanctions ex-G-8 Partner, Pope Preaches Peace in Sarajevo

Plus, Baku tells the OSCE to start packing, and the author of the Prague Spring manifesto dies at 88.

By Timothy Spence
 

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