Eastern Europe & Russia

19 April 2012
Russia’s Naked Emperors

After a long absence, satire is back, even as the authorities seek to co-opt and marginalize it.

By Alexander Kolesnichenko
 
19 April 2012
Ukrainian Mob Checks in, Azerbaijani Journalists Beaten at Demolition Site Premium

Plus, a Hungarian legislator invokes an anti-Semitic canard and the Slovenian public sector goes on strike.

By Barbara Frye, Joshua Boissevain, and Ioana Caloianu
 
18 April 2012
Russia Moves to Limit Foreign Adoptions

A demographic crisis and violent deaths spur a renewed effort to keep adopted children in their homeland.

By Irina Titova
 
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18 April 2012
Accused Abkhaz Plotters Commit Suicide, Romanian Restitution Hits Snag

Plus, Kazakhstan launches its first navy ship and the last Lada Riva rolls off the assembly line.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 
Abisher Karamatov
17 April 2012
Uzbek Activist Goes Free, Russian Green Campaigner Honored

Plus, Orban names the next Hungarian president and the UN looks to raise new money for Yugoslav war refugees.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
 

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