Eastern Europe & Russia
- 22 March 2011
- Desperate Measures
Reports of massive fraud in Russia’s local elections last week reflect the diminishing power of Putin, the unpopularity of his local henchmen, and the ruling party’s lack of unifying ideology.
- By BBC Monitoring
- 21 March 2011
- No More Sour Grapes
The loss of the Russian market might have been just the kick Moldova’s wine makers needed.
- By Grigore Brinza
- 16 March 2011
- Dishing the Dirt, or the Polish Way
The smaller Central European countries could take a lesson from Warsaw’s subtler way of dealing with the American ally.
- By Martin Ehl
- 15 March 2011
- Bulking Up
As other emerging markets grab the headlines, multinationals will be the key to helping Central and Eastern European economies punch above their weight.
- By Sergei Korol
- 14 March 2011
- The Remains of the Day
- Those who risked their lives to contain and clean up the effects of the Chernobyl disaster recall those days and the indelible aftereffects.
- By Andres Schipani-Aduriz
- 10 March 2011
- The Tsar’s Unfinished Business
One hundred and fifty years ago, Alexander II abolished serfdom in Russia. At least on paper.
- By Galina Stolyarova
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