Eastern Europe & Russia

Bulgaria Flood June 100
26 June 2014
Central Asians Lured to Fight in Ukraine, Bulgaria Copes with Floods Aftermath Premium

Plus, Croatia is the new Greece and police in Dagestan kill a suspected militant.

By Piers Lawson, Barbara Frye, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
26 June 2014
Russia’s Buttinski Nomenklatura Premium

From panties to cigarettes to shoes to cancer drugs, they know what’s best for everyone.

By Galina Stolyarova
 
25 June 2014
Putin Wins One in Austria, Czech Pirates Challenge Election Loss Premium

Plus, Georgia plans talks with Moscow on trade ties, and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict rears its head in Strasbourg.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
Osh Bazaar Kyrgyz Kid100
25 June 2014
Children Hiding from the Law in Kyrgyzstan Premium

Child workers and activists contend that the police harass, not help, youngsters working in the country’s bazaars. From IWPR.

By Timur Toktonaliev
 
Aleksandar Vucic
24 June 2014
Serbia’s Police Chiefs Get the Boot, Belarus Activist Unexpectedly Freed Premium

Plus, Lithuania gets a green light to join the euro, and violence erupts in northern Kosovo.

By S. Adam Cardais, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
Old woman Transdniester 100
24 June 2014
Dorotcaia, Caught Between East and West Premium

Villagers on Moldova’s Russia-EU fault line live divided lives.

By Lina Vdovii
 

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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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