Eastern Europe & Russia

24 November 2015
Russia’s Supreme Court to Hear Ukrainian Filmmaker’s Appeal

Lawyer for Crimea native Oleg Sentsov, jailed for 20 years on terrorism charges, hopes for reduced sentence.

23 November 2015
Blackout Grips Much of Crimea

Russian-controlled region under state of emergency as weekend blasts sever power supplies from Ukraine.

23 November 2015
Russians Offered Black Gold to Lose Weight
The move is part of a regional government's push to raise awareness of the problem of obesity.
20 November 2015
Moldova: Water – Source of Corruption?

Moldova’s environmental fund give grants without much oversight; one to the village of Gura Cainarului may land its mayor and local business in hot water.

By Marcela Zamosteanu, and Dorin Galben
20 November 2015
Russian Budget Airline Takes to the Skies Over Europe
Pobeda’s first international destinations are Bratislava and Vienna, but other service could follow soon.



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