Eastern Europe & Russia

21 March 2013
Brussels Issues Report Cards, Tajik Fugitive Vanishes

Plus, trapped Polish miners are rescued and Slovenia gets a new, young government.

By Erik N. Nelson, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Connor Zickgraf
21 March 2013
What Bugs Us Premium
Surveys say: unemployment, uncertainty, immigrants, politicians, and corruption.
By Barbara Frye

20 March 2013
Gazprom Tipped as Cypriot Bank Savior, Russia Closes Probe Into Magnitsky Death

Plus, Ukrainian lawmakers clash over the use of Russian and a Croatian soccer boss plays the ethnic card ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Serbia.

By Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Richard Parrish, and Connor Zickgraf
19 March 2013
The Two Worlds of Viktor Yanukovych’s Ukraine

There’s the world of Ukraine's TV news, then there’s the real one. From openDemocracy.

By Sergii Leshchenko
19 March 2013
Russia Slams Cyprus Bank Levy, Ex-Romanian Premier Nastase Leaves Prison

Plus, Hungary’s government hands a prestigious award to far-right figures and Balkan consumers struggle to avoid the debt whirlpool.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, Richard Parrish, and Connor Zickgraf



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