Eastern Europe & Russia

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19 December 2012
Serbia Keeps Shedding Jobs, Georgia Debates Condom Ban

Plus, Hungarian students plan more protests despite government climb-down and British celebs urge David Cameron to shun Lukashenka.

By Ioana Caloianu, Nino Tsintsadze, Jeremy Druker, and Ky Krauthamer
18 December 2012
Gas Troubles in Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine, Macedonia Loses Torture Case

Plus, leading Russian activists launch a new rights body and Romania’s Basescu bows to necessity by reappointing rival Ponta as head of government.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
17 December 2012
One Convicted in Politkovskaya Murder, Opposition Defies Moscow to Hold Rally

Plus, more arrests in Balkan-wide trafficking probe, and is Georgia the next Ukraine?

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
17 December 2012
The Great Russian Consumer Revolution Premium

In a new book, journalist Valery Panyushkin argues that the Soviet Union fell to an emerging consumer society that is also beginning to undermine Vladimir Putin as frustration builds over Russia's abysmal public services.

By Alexander Kolesnichenko


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