Eastern Europe & Russia

10 May 2012
The Guns of August

The hoped-for Russian blockbuster of 2012, a film set during the 2008 war, failed to catch fire at home while proving too hot to handle for some of the neighbors.

By Vladimir Kozlov
10 May 2012
Russian Superjet Crashes, Eastern Immigrants Adrift in Germany

Plus, Poles back out of high-tech surveillance project and Armenian gay hangout fire-bombed.

By Angela Almeida, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Anna Shamanska
9 May 2012
Eastern Europeans Face Charges of Aiding Gaddafi, Lukashenka Warns of Too Much Freedom

Plus, Ukraine cancels regional summit in face-saving effort and London theatergoers look forward to Shakespeare’s “Balkan trilogy.”

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Stanislav Maselnik
8 May 2012
Can the Kremlin Develop a Warm and Fuzzy Side?
Russia may be awakening to the value of soft power. From EurasiaNet.org.
By Igor Torbakov



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