Russia

30 October 2014
Kremlin Media Arm Set to Go Global, Bosnian Serbs Imprisoned for '92 Massacre

Plus, Rosneft denies pitching a laundry list of sanctions remedies, and a new report traces Uzbekistan’s cotton profits.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
29 October 2014
Hungarian Protests Swell, Fugitive Russian Official Held in Rome

Plus, a dramatic new museum of Jewish life opens in Warsaw; teacher shortage grows worse in Kyrgyzstan.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Jack Nicholson, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
28 October 2014
Are Moscow’s Young Muslims Tomorrow’s Militants?

Growing anger and run-ins with the authorities could be leading somewhere dangerous. From openDemocracy.

By Grigory Tumanov
 
27 October 2014
Vote Cements Ukraine’s East-West Divide, Kyrgyzstan Urged to Scrap Anti-Gay Bill

Plus, Albania and Serbia cry foul over a UEFA ruling, and Caucasus leaders to meet over Nagorno-Karabakh.

By Timothy Spence
 
23 October 2014
Soldiers' Mothers Activist Free, for Now

Elderly and ailing, Ludmila Bogatenkova faces fraud charges after probing Russian soldiers’ deaths in Ukraine.

By Halya Coynash
 
22 October 2014
Cluster Bomb Charge Stings Kyiv, New Balkan Governments in the Offing

Plus, Hungary proposes a tax on Internet data and Tajikistan claims it foiled a major Islamist terror attack.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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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