Eastern Europe & Russia

21 May 2012
Nikolic Ousts Tadic, Russians Step Up Protest Walks

Plus, U.S. honors jailed Belarusian human rights activist and Belgrade plans a shelter for gay people.

By S. Adam Cardais, Joshua Boissevain, and Ioana Caloianu
21 May 2012
From Smokestacks to Tree Huggers Premium

TOL Special Report: Russia is on its way to undoing the dreadful environmental legacy of the Soviet Union, if prosperity doesn’t get in the way.

21 May 2012
Healing Waters, Roiling Fights

TOL Special Report: Kremlin plans to ramp up tourism in the North Caucasus raise fears of damage to a famed spa zone.

By Nikolay Protsenko
17 May 2012
Macedonia Caught in Rendition Trial, EU and Ukraine Still at Odds
Plus, Mongolian herders rail against climate change and Kazakhstan looks for a superhero.
By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Anna Shamanska
16 May 2012
Blindfolds, Grannies, and Jokers

This year’s crop of Eurovision acts from the East is a bit tamer, but there’s still plenty to puzzle over.

By Stephen Underwood and Barbara Frye



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