Eastern Europe & Russia

9 December 2011
Being Muslim in Moldova Premium

The leaders of the country’s first official Islamic organization keep a low profile amid an Orthodox backlash.

By Zakhar Koretsky
 
8 December 2011
Hounded Uzbek Woman Maybe Singled Out for Facebook Activity, Slovak Doctors Head Back to Work Premium

Plus, a drive to make Russian an official language in Latvia picks up steam and Serbia opens the way to restitution.

By Jeremy Druker, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
Bulgarian farmers protest
7 December 2011
Medvedev Comes to Prague Bearing Gifts, Bulgarian Farmers Protest Subsidy Cuts Premium

Plus, Saakashvili founds a new city and Jolie defends her Bosnian war movie against plagiarism claim.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 

6 December 2011
Controlling History

Access to the archives on one of Russia’s darkest periods could hinge on the outcome of a pending court case. From openDemocracy.

By Catriona Bass
 
Russian election video
6 December 2011
Hundreds Arrested at Moscow Political Protest, Danube Drought Hampers Traffic Premium

Plus, Belgrade compromises on Kosovo border posts and Vilnius clamps down on beggars and alms-givers.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Kaitlyn Meade
 
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5 December 2011
Russia’s Manipulated Elections, Croatia and Slovenia’s Turns to the Left

Plus, a tale of one Russian, one Lithuanian, two failed banks, and a bailed-out airline.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
 

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