Eastern Europe & Russia

28 September 2012
Duma Leader Snubs Council of Europe, Jailed Belarusian Activist Freed
Plus, Innocence of Muslims protests in Eastern Europe, and Azeris jailed in Jewish school murder plot.
By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
Chingiz Aitmatov
27 September 2012
Romania Pitches Health Tourism, Czechs Ease Alcohol Ban

Plus, Ukraine slaps tariffs on a range of imports and an unpublished novel by a late, beloved Kyrgyz-Russian author surfaces.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
27 September 2012
Tobacco and Tomfoolery Premium
There are lots of ways to improve the lives of ordinary Russians. Recent anti-tobacco proposals are not among them.
By Galina Stolyarova
26 September 2012
Kazan Police Sentenced in Torture Case, Kazakh Leader Rewards Loyalist

Plus, Russian officials denounce the Sakharov Prize nomination for jailed punkers, and Uzbekistan’s first daughter gets further embroiled in mobile phone scandals.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Andrew McIntyre, and Nino Tsintsadze
25 September 2012
Smarter Defense Premium
Finland could teach a few lessons on military preparedness to the Baltics and others.
By Martin Ehl
24 September 2012
Observers Blast Belarus Elections, Rights Court Raps Kyiv over Roma Killings
Plus, Medvedev and Putin kick sand at each other, and is another Iron Curtain drawing around Russia?
By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze



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