Eastern Europe & Russia

Marek Belka
2 November 2011
Transdniester Frees Accused Spy, Iranian Gas Chief Says Nabucco Pipeline ‘Dead’ Premium

Plus, Armenia opposition wary of Putin’s Eurasian Union plan and Poland’s top banker waxes enthusiastic about the euro, despite everything.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
1 November 2011
The Kremlin’s Economic Gamble: A Loaded Gun to Russia’s Head

The departure of the finance minister wasn’t over personality or politics, but over Moscow’s high-risk strategy. From openDemocracy

By Dmitri Travin
 
31 October 2011
The Strange Tale of the Russian Blogger Who Hot-Footed It Out of Moldova Premium

Fugitive Eduard Bagirov says a political vendetta was behind his four-month detention.

By Zakhar Koretsky
 
28 October 2011
Children in Training for a Deprived Life Premium

A vicious circle of poverty, migration, and limited state resources condemns many Moldovan children to life on the fringes of society.

By Diana Lungu
 
28 October 2011
Romania's ‘I Am a Roma’ Campaign, Kyrgyzstan's Bold Border Reopening Premium

Plus, Lithuania rejects new CIA prisons probe, and a reconstructed Bolshoi makes its debut.

By S. Adam Cardais and Natasha Kirshina
 

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