Eastern Europe & Russia

10 December 2012
Moscow Preps Its Quid for Magnitsky Bill Quo, Romania Elections Set Up Another Stalemate

Plus, Belarusian timber workers are barred from quitting, and a Kazakh activist is jailed as the anniversary of Zhanaozen nears.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
7 December 2012
Sarajevo U.S. Embassy Gunman Convicted, Orthodox Church Slams Belgrade Over Kosovo

Plus, activists demand the release of Uzbekistan’s political prisoners, and U.S. passage of the Magnitsky bill enrages Moscow.

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
6 December 2012
Journalist Gunned Down in North Caucasus, Canadians Bust Romanian Trafficking Ring

Plus, the Baltics race to space, and demolitions of Belarus homes before a presidential visit raise questions. 

By Nirvana Bhatia, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, and Nino Tsintsadze
5 December 2012
Russia Gets Out Its Checkbook Premium
Moscow aims to boost Tajikistan's and Kyrgyzstan’s woeful militaries while casting a wary eye on U.S. and Uzbek influence in the region.
By Askar Erkebaev
5 December 2012
Serbia, Kosovo Agree on Border Protocol, Kyrgyzstan to Join Free Trade Bloc in 2014

Plus, a new mosque will honor Chechen leader Kadyrov and Russia’s beloved animator Fyodor Khitruk dies, aged 95.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Andrew McIntyre, and Nino Tsintsadze



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