Eastern Europe & Russia

16 June 2011
St. Petersburg Reins in Those Thieving Parents of Disabled Children Premium

A new rule makes life more miserable and humiliating for one of the country’s most vulnerable groups.

By Galina Stolyarova

15 June 2011
For Russia, Macroeconomic Lessons from the Past

Budgets based on the promise of high oil prices make for unreliable policy. From Forbes.ru.

By Vladimir Mau
14 June 2011
The CIS Brat Pack Premium

A look at the children of leaders around the former USSR and their charmed lives.

By Ioana Caloianu
13 June 2011
Minsk’s Economic Optimism Rings Hollow in Belarusian Ears Premium

The Lukashenka economic model is teetering as prices rise, the currency continues to weaken, and lenders demand strict conditions for emergency loans.

By Oksana Kolb
Colonel Yuri Budanov
13 June 2011
Budanov and the Chechen Curse Premium

The murder of a former Russian colonel is the latest, but perhaps not the last, act of a horrific drama that began more than a decade ago.

By Sergei Borisov

10 June 2011
A Contorted History of a Complex Part of Europe Premium
With so much history wrapped up in the term “Baltic states,” writing a coherent synthesis of the region is a daunting job.
By Mel Huang


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