Eastern Europe & Russia

17 August 2010
From Dreadful to Difficult

Two years after being recognized by Russia, Abkhazia must decide what kind of nation it wants to be. From openDemocracy.

By George Hewitt
16 August 2010
Yerevan's Faustian Bargain Premium
Russia supplies firepower and troops, and Armenia holds its own in an unfriendly neighborhood.
By Ismail Agazade
16 August 2010
Golden Potatoes and Dried Butterflies Premium

Conservatism and lack of a coherent urban vision are having a strange effect on St. Petersburg. While faceless office blocks proliferate, cutting-edge architecture is scorned by officials and the public alike.

By Galina Stolyarova
13 August 2010
Moscow's Self-Defense Premium

A personal account of life in Russia’s blazing, smoky capital tells of survivors and volunteers stepping in where the authorities have failed.

By Olga Zakharova
12 August 2010
After Orange, Shades of Gray Premium

The good news from Ukraine is that the bad news is not as bad as you might think.

By Peter Rutland


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