Add humiliation, even beatings, to the list of things a Russian hospital patient has to worry about.
Plus, Azerbaijan-Turkey deal sparks hope for Nabucco and a well-respected Russian educator dies a lonely death in prison.
Plus, the Romanian king’s stutter-free speech and independence day gifts for happy Turkmen.
Gay activists are finding their own way of dealing with a hostile and “buttoned-up” society. From New Eastern Europe.
Plus, Vladimir Meciar sets his sights on a return to parliament and Moscow police may find it harder to earn extra cash.