Eastern Europe & Russia

23 November 2012
Poland’s Political Divide May Be Headed to Tribunal, Uzbekistan’s Diabetics in Peril

Plus, witnesses in many Balkans war crimes trials remain unprotected and a historic mosque rises again in the Bosnian-Serb capital. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
21 November 2012
Croatia’s Sanader Guilty of Bribery, More Arrests in Russian Anti-Graft Drive

Plus, Tajikistan wants to wean students from Western influence and North Caucasus strongmen argue over the proper way to bury slain rebels.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Joshua Boissevain, and Andrew McIntyre
20 November 2012
Romania Threatens EU Budget Veto, Russia May Deport Central Asian ‘Slaves’

Plus, Lithuania will finally have a government and Serbs consider next moves after the shock prison release of Croatian war hero Gotovina.

By Ky Krauthamer, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze
19 November 2012
U.S. Lawmakers Pass 'Magnitsky list' Bill, Moldova Rebuffs Moscow Over Breakaway Territory

Plus, Baku police break up an opposition rally, and suspected militants are killed in the North Caucasus.

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
19 November 2012
When Does Free Education Have to be Paid for?
Parents in Russia begin to speak out about constant 'voluntary' donations to their children's schools. From openDemocracy.
By Oleg Pavlov
16 November 2012
Kosovo War Crimes Suspects Arrested, Croatian Generals Exonerated

Plus, Bulgaria signs a major energy and pipeline deal with Russia and a Tajik rights group demands a probe of prison abuse.

By S. Adam Cardais and Nino Tsintsadze
15 November 2012
Central Asians Abducted in Russia, Macedonia Ends Criminal Libel

Plus, a Russian anti-drug crusader says authorities are out to get him, and Czech presidential candidates could be derailed by fraudulent signatures. 

By Jeremy Druker, Joshua Boissevain, Ioana Caloianu, and Nino Tsintsadze



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