Russia

1 April 2015
Kaliningrad: ‘Just Another Russian Region’
How European is this formerly German, possibly nuclearized piece of Russia wedged in among its Western neigbors? From CEPI.
By Aliaksei Kazharski
 
1 April 2015
Post-Easter Attack Predicted in Ukraine, More Deaths on Bulgarian Border

Plus, hackers release text messages from Russia’s Internet watchdog and Belgium wants an Albanian pol in a murder case.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
31 March 2015
New Revelations in Litvinenko Inquiry, Seselj Vows to Stay in Serbia

Plus, Kazakhstan and China sign a $23 billion economic package and a bold Wagner staging costs Novosibirsk’s opera chief his job.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
30 March 2015
Karimov Heads for Fourth Term in Uzbekistan, Crimea’s Tatars Fear End is Near for TV Station

Plus, Soros urges the West to invest in Ukraine, and Hungary’s far-right leader presents a ‘modern, urban guy’ image.

By Timothy Spence
 
27 March 2015
Ukrainian Rightist Reportedly in Line for Defense Post, Brussels Nixes Road Funds for Hungary

Plus, the slugfests that are Albanian and Macedonian politics continue.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin
 
26 March 2015
Kyrgyzstan Courts EU, Russia; Human Traffickers Busted

Plus, a jailed Azerbaijani journalist sees her family, and a Chechen lawmaker threatens to send big guns to Mexico.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
26 March 2015
The EU’s Dangerous Indulgence of Moldova

By countenancing a bunch of venal pols, as long as they’re pro-EU, Brussels erodes its own support among Moldovans. From openDemocracy.

By Alexandr Voronovici
 
23 March 2015
NATO Commander Says Russia Still Arms Rebels, German Minister Visits Visegrad Leaders

Plus, Macedonian pupils borrow a protest lesson from university students, and a town in Uzbekistan demolishes a Soviet war memorial.

By Timothy Spence
 
20 March 2015
Europe Presses Moscow on Ukraine Peace Deal, Report Claims Russian-Made Missile Downed MH17

Plus, Azerbaijan releases two of dozens of political prisoners, and Serbians are urged to be careful where they throw their hand grenades.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
19 March 2015
Serbia Makes Landmark Arrests of Massacre Suspects, Kazakhstan Convicts Police of Torture

Plus, rights groups accuse Ukrainian Army and rebels of using cluster bombs and Kyrgyzstan begins legalizing the underground economy.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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