Eastern Europe & Russia

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
 
27 January 2012
Armenia Cozying Up to Iran, N. Kosovo Serbs Tell Tadic to Take a Hike

Plus, Czechs approve 1.5 billion euro IMF loan, and Moscow OKs massive protest

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
 

26 January 2012
Out of Jail, but Still in Prison

The hellish existence of many of Russia’s former inmates is everybody’s problem.

By Galina Stolyarova
 

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