Eastern Europe & Russia

4 September 2012
Journalists Protest at Kyiv Media Convention, Russian Duma May Expel Opposition Member

Plus, Serbia backtracks on opposition to sitting around the same table with Kosovo, and Kyrgyzstan’s major parties aim to form a new government in record time.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
3 September 2012
The Dark Doings of Russia’s Center E

Although supposedly aimed at extremists, the real mission of this police unit seems to be to harass the opposition. From openDemocracy.

By Grigory Tumanov
 
3 September 2012
Azerbaijan Pardons Armenian’s Killer, Russian Gas Field’s Future in Doubt

Plus, Bosnia’s Croats and Bosniaks might study together, and a reported UK visa blacklist of Russian officials kicks up a row.

By Barbara Frye, Jeremy Druker, Joshua Boissevain, and Nino Tsintsadze
 
31 August 2012
‘Free Pussy Riot’ Scrawled at Murder Scene, Slovak Leader Handicaps Euro Collapse Premium

Plus, Uzbekistan bans foreign bases and will there be a St. Petersburg “March of Millions?”

By S. Adam Cardais and Ernad Halilovic
 
31 August 2012
Small Plane, Big Pain for Minsk’s Military Premium
What does the notorious “teddy bear bombing” say about the state of Belarus’ security and border-control systems?
By Katerina Barushka
 
30 August 2012
Disposable Children Premium
One adoptive family’s case shines a light on a chilling national trend.
By Galina Stolyarova
 

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