Russia

28 November 2014
Rosneft Shrugs Off Oil-Price Slide, Azerbaijani Dissident Ailing in Prison

Plus, EU’s Albania justice mission faces corruption probe, and Orban tacks back toward Europe.

By By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Jack Nicholson
 
28 November 2014
Say It Loud, I’m Belarusian and Proud

Among young people in Belarus, speaking the national language instead of Russian is coming into vogue.

By Alyaksandr Yanusik
 
27 November 2014
Moldova’s Elections as Tug-of-War

Russia and the EU are working to help voters make up their minds as they head to the polls this weekend.

By Zarina Alimbaeva
 
27 November 2014
Buckwheat Panic Grips Russia, Czech Leader Urges ‘Finlandization’ of Ukraine

Plus, 'Western values' blamed for infertility in Kazakhstan, and a Russian journalist fights deportation from Poland.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
26 November 2014
Kazakhstan Bans Child Jihadi Video, Russia Cracks Down on Capital Flight

Plus, Yerevan and Baku trade more barbs over helicopter shootdown and Uzbekistan lays claim to a sliver of Afghan territory.

By Ky Krauthamer, Anders Ryehauge, Jack Nicholson, and Will Sandeman
 
25 November 2014
Poison Letters Put Czech Police on Alert, Russian Loan for French Nationalists

Plus, Georgia and her allies decry Russia-Abkhazia pact; Estonia opens its e-government platform to the world.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
24 November 2014
Putin Rules Out a New Iron Curtain, Albania’s Secret Bunker Comes Out of the Cold

Plus, OSCE diplomat calls for end of impunity in Russia journalist killings, and the European Parliament weighs condemnation of a Serbian war-crimes suspect.

By Timothy Spence
 
21 November 2014
Post-Cease-Fire Death Count Nears 1,000 in Ukraine, Armenians Mull Russia’s Possible Role in Chopper Shoot-Down

Plus, Kyrgyzstan tightens the screws on bride-kidnappers and Baku blocks a journalist from going to Washington.

By Barbara Frye, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
20 November 2014
Kosovo Parties Break Deadlock, Russian Scholar Sues Estonia for Entry Ban

Plus, Kazakhstani ex-premier held in graft probe and universities flee rebel-held areas of Ukraine.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Klein Aleardi, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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19 November 2014
Ukraine Foils ‘Terror’ Attack on Dutch Diplomats, Romanian Foreign Minister Sacked

Plus, UN experts alarmed at impending release of Serb convicted of genocide and Poland’s conservatives score a surprising wins in local elections.

By Barbara Frye, Ky Krauthamer, Jack Nicholson, and Will Sandeman
 

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