Eastern Europe & Russia

9 August 2012
Medvedev the Wartime Vacillator, and Underground Muslims

Plus, drought hits Romania’s farmers and gun ownership, legal and illegal, remains high in the Balkans.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Ernad Halilovic
 
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8 August 2012
More Resignations at Serbian Central Bank, Russia Reveals Arctic Defense Plans

Plus, a bombing in Ingushetia fuels a dispute between Caucasus chiefs and a sex scene scotches a Bulgarian diplomat’s plum posting.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
7 August 2012
Mongolian Ex-President Convicted, Lebedev Crumples Under Police Pressure

Plus, tit for tat expulsions in Belarusian teddy-bear war and Sofia will lose a much-hated sculpture.

By Ky Krauthamer, Josh Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu and Ernad Halilovic
 
6 August 2012
Romania’s Impeachment Drama Continues, Russian Region Enlists Cossacks for Migration Control Premium

Plus, Serbia makes moves on the central bank and Slovenia could be the EU’s next bailout candidate.

By Barbara Frye, Josh Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu and Ernad Halilovic
 
3 August 2012
Putin Praises Russian Olympic Judo Team, Uzbekistan to Ban Foreign Bases Premium

Plus, Belgrade seeks a new IMF deal, and Bosnia to “out” tax evaders?

By S. Adam Cardais and Sofia Lotto Persio
 

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