Eastern Europe & Russia

29 March 2013
The Slow and the Curious Premium

Model cars were one thing, but could this Russian team get a real car to respond to its iPad remote?

By Barbara Frye
28 March 2013
Russian Diplomats Called on Carpet, Uzbek Leader Surfaces
Plus, Latvian ‘non-citizens’ call an election and two Bosnian Serbs get 22 years for ethnic ‘cleansing.’
By Erik N. Nelson, Joshua Boissevain, and Connor Zickgraf
Galina Stolyarova
28 March 2013
Russia’s Morality Police Pull up the Drawbridge Premium

Recent attempts to censor the arts have an unmistakably anti-Western tinge.

By Galina Stolyarova
27 March 2013
Poles May Vote on Euro Adoption, Russian Senator Resigns Amid Growing Scandal

Plus, Bosnia gets help to clear backlog of war-crimes cases and heritage buffs fight to save an old Bucharest market.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ky Krauthamer, and Connor Zickgraf
26 March 2013
Russia Steps Up Checks on NGOs, Belarus Jails Notorious Security Chief

Plus, Macedonia’s ruling party claims victory in local elections and Ukraine recovers from a massive snowstorm.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ky Krauthamer, and Connor Zickgraf



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