Russia

17 April 2014
Ukraine’s Oligarchs’ Loyalty Questioned, Russian TV Makes Inroads in Kyrgyzstan

Plus, Czechs greet their 10th anniversary in the EU with skepticism and supporters of political rivals brawl in Macedonia.

By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, Marketa Horazna, Annabel Lau, and Piers Lawson
 
16 April 2014
Russian TV Banned in the Baltics, Ukraine Pleads for Slovak Gas

Plus, the Hague tribunal rejects Mladic’s attempt to stop his genocide trial and Bulgarian g-men seize thousands of antique artifacts.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer and Lily Sieradzki
 
16 April 2014
Putin and the European Right: A Love Story

Apologists for the Russian leader are poised to make big gains in the EU elections next month.

By Katerina Safarikova
 
15 April 2014
Long-Distance Friendships

An ambivalent relationship among some NATO allies feeds a sense of insecurity in Central Europe.

By Martin Ehl
 
15 April 2014
New Armenian Premier Named, Russia Braces for Early Fire Season

Plus, Lavrov accuses the West of double standards on Ukrainian press freedom, and a former U.S. envoy to Kosovo paves a golden road to a new career.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 
11 April 2014
The Rehousing Scam in Omsk

A story of those stranded in hovels, in a village that didn’t have to die. From openDemocracy.

By Georgy Borodyansky
 
10 April 2014
EU Prods Kosovo on War Crimes Court, Kazakhstan Looks for New Oil Routes
Plus, the U.S. and Poland target Hewlett-Packard in a graft probe and Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan prep to sign trade tready amid disagreements.
By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, and Annabel Lau
 
10 April 2014
Ukrainian Lessons

Four things that are wrong with the conventional wisdom about the country’s politics.

By Petra Stykow and Peter Rutland
 
Istvan Pastor

9 April 2014
Vucic Invites Hungarians Into Serbian Government, Chechen Warlord 'Neutralized'
Plus, the Czech Catholic Church tries to hold on to its restitution gains and Albanian police seize tons of cannabis.
By Ioana Caloianu, Jeremy Druker, Barbara Frye, and Ky Krauthamer
 
Anatoly Lokot
8 April 2014
Slovenian Premier to Call Confidence Vote, Communist Wins Russian Mayoral Race

Plus, Uzbekistan tightens the screws on Internet users and leaking pipes could hold up production at a vast Kazakhstan oil field for two years.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Marketa Horazna, and Ky Krauthamer
 

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