Society

15 October 2004
The Boy From Out There
A new Russian movie tries to be modern and breezily open about homosexuality. But its attitude to its Kalmyk hero is more stuffily conservative. A partner post from Kinoeye.
By Andrew James Horton
 
President Askar Akaev
15 October 2004
A Presidential Precedent? Premium
He says he will stand down in 2005, but a recent Constitutional Court ruling is again raising doubts about the plans of Kyrgyzstan’s President Askar Akaev.
By Tynchtykbek Tchoroev and Bruce Pannier
 
14 October 2004
An Unwitting Defender of the Free Press Premium
Embattled independent newspapers have turned to elderly women as an informal distribution system.
By Keli Dailey and Alex Kudrytski
 
General Valeri Fralou
13 October 2004
Crying in the Wilderness Premium
General Fralou may not lead the Belarusian opposition to victory, but his courage has already earned him respect.
By Vitali Silitski
 
11 October 2004
Uncorking a Debate Over Bottles Premium
A proposed new Hungarian law on beverage containers is unlikely to stem the tide of plastic.
By Judit Szakacs
 
8 October 2004
Teaching the Holocaust
Romanian students continue to hear conflicting and ambiguous messages about the mass murder of their country's Jewish citizens.
By Barbara Frye
 
8 October 2004
No Girls Allowed Premium
The top Islamic governing body in Tajikistan has declared that women cannot attend mosque. What’s behind the sudden announcement?
By Nargis Zokirova
 
4 October 2004
Sarolta Sings the Blues Premium
Was she crooked or just stupid? A Hungarian media darling's jail term for ripping off her investor fans is upheld, and she cannot appeal.
By Judit Szakacs
 
1 October 2004
'No Greater Macedonian Than I' Premium
The comparatively good social standing of Macedonian Roma has deep historical and newer political roots.
By Eben Friedman
 

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