Eastern Europe & Russia

2 February 2012
U.S. Military Aid for Uzbekistan, Shelter for Roma in Albania Premium

Plus, green activists stage a sit-in at a Romanian ministry and Yeltsin could get a statue in Estonia.

By Jeremy Druker, Ioana Caloianu, Joshua Boissevain, and Kelly Klein
2 February 2012
Hit the Gas Premium

In Bulgaria’s bitter debate over shale drilling, rational argument gets lost behind the eternal battle lines of Russia versus the West.

By Boyko Vassilev
1 February 2012
A Small House in Schinoasa

It took a joint effort by government, the UN, and IKEA to open a kindergarten in one Moldovan Romani settlement. Perhaps the next 50 will go more smoothly.

By Grigore Brinza
1 February 2012
Kazakh Human Rights Defender to Walk Free, Eastern Europe Hit by Deadly Cold

Plus, ethnic tensions flare in Macedonia and a lost account of a Nazi purge in Krakow surfaces.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
31 January 2012
A Partial Declaration of Human Rights

Tired of western criticism, Russia trains its sights on practices elsewhere. From openDemocracy.

By Oliver Bullough
27 January 2012
Communities of Despair Premium

Russian authorities seem oblivious to the stubbornly high teen suicide rate. Troubled youngsters are increasingly looking for solace online.

By Alexander Tretyakov


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