Russia

21 October 2014
Sikorski Backs Away From ‘Ukraine Partition’ Interview, Polish Surgeons Perform Miracle Operation

Plus, Bulgaria won’t extradite a Putin foe to Russia, and Budapest fumes over U.S. visa bans.

By Piers Lawson, Klein Aleardi, Barbara Frye, and Anders Ryehauge
 
20 October 2014
Albanian, Serbian Leaders Postpone Meeting; Baltic Submarine Sweep Continues

Plus, Baku pardons dozens of prisoners and Russia targets more McDonald’s restaurants.

By Timothy Spence
 
17 October 2014
Putin Threatens Gas Shutoff, Meets EU, Ukrainian Leaders

Plus, gay Russians say persecution is forcing them to flee, and a Christian symbol angers Srebrenica survivors.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Anders Ryehauge
 
Arkady Rotenberg
17 October 2014
For the Russian Elite, Loyalty Is All

Some have mothballed their private jets, others go in fear for their jobs. Life has changed for Russia’s elite, and not just their holiday destinations. From openDemocracy.

By Yelizaveta Surnacheva
 
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16 October 2014
Putin Warns of Revived Nazism, Kosovo Boy Freed from Syrian Jihadists

Plus, Serbian and Albanian leaders trade accusations over Belgrade soccer fiasco, and Kyrgyzstan loses another legal battle to a Western mining company.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, and Ioana Caloianu
 
14 October 2014
Russian Hackers Attack NATO, Lithuania Girds for Unconventional War

Plus, China deals could give Russia some sanctions relief, and electrofishing sparks a corruption probe in Albania.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
13 October 2014
Another Romp for Hungary’s Fidesz; Isolated Armenia Signs Free-Trade Treaty
Plus, nationalists lead in Bosnia’s elections and a Polish think tank warns about Ukraine’s winter energy supplies.
By Timothy Spence and Jack Nicholson
 
13 October 2014
Kremlin Aims to End Memorial’s Work

Russian officials and media say the group, dedicated to documenting and remembering victims of Stalin’s terror, aids extremists. 

By Halya Coynash
 
10 October 2014
Kazakhstan Inks EU Pact, Moscow Slams U.S. Sentencing of Russian Citizen

Plus, witnesses change their stories in a Kosovo war crimes case and major changes greet returning students in eastern Ukraine.

By S. Adam Cardais, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
9 October 2014
UN Says 331 Killed in Ukraine Since Cease-Fire, Skopje Judges Charged with Corruption

Plus, Russia sets a multimillion euro bail for a seized Lithuanian ship, and Serbia’s Vucic defends his country’s media environment.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 

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