Eastern Europe & Russia

2 September 2011
SOS from Lukashenka, Hungry in Hungary, Armenia’s Autumn Politics Premium

Plus, leaks about Russia’s exclusive men’s club, Balkan talks, and what Islam Karimov didn’t say on Independence Day

By Timothy Spence

1 September 2011
Lithuanians in Love, Slackers in Serbia, BP in Hell Premium
TOL launches its daily digest of news and information.
By Barbara Frye
31 August 2011
In Ukraine, Enduring Nostalgia for the Soviet Republic Premium

Two decades on, many who voted for independence would opt instead for the Soviet Union.

By Sergiy Sydorenko
30 August 2011
Worry Over Russian Proposal to Make Psychiatry a Law-Enforcement Tool – Again Premium

A bill that would allow compulsory psychiatric treatment has human rights defenders drawing parallels with Soviet practices.

By BBC Monitoring
29 August 2011
Independent Azerbaijan, Under the Russian Boot Premium
Six years after independence, one analyst warned about the effects of Russian expansionism and Western inattention on Azerbaijan's democratic development.
By Hikmet Hadjy-zadeh


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