Eastern Europe & Russia

2 September 2010
The Right to Life, With an Asterisk Premium

For too many Russians who get sick, a piece of paper will decide their fate.

By Galina Stolyarova
31 August 2010
Still a Land of Possibilities

Ukraine may be rolling back some of the civic gains it made this decade, but  it’s hardly ripe for authoritarianism. From openDemocracy.

By Ingo Petz
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30 August 2010
Bumpkins vs. Mafiosi Premium

Even though non-communists have come to power in Moldova, the conflict over the future of Transdniester in some ways is a reenactment of the struggles of Soviet communism.

By Taras Kuzio
26 August 2010
Shotgun Philanthropy

Russian businesses are taking charge of some of the country’s post-fire reconstruction, with a little prodding from the Kremlin. From Russia Profile.

By Tai Adelaja
25 August 2010
Russian Energy Companies Left Out in Turkmenistan

No longer tied exclusively to Russian contracts, Turkmenistan continues to expand its customer base for gas and oil supplies. From EurasiaNet.

By Catherine A. Fitzpatrick


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