Russia

Malofeev
23 July 2014
NATO Members Call for Bastion in the East as Putin Plans Serbia Visit

Plus, Ukraine may prosecute Russian officials and oligarchs for aiding rebels, and international donors pledge billions in Balkan flood relief.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
21 July 2014
Dutch Investigators in Ukraine for Crash Probe, Russia Shuts Out Moldovan Fruit

Plus, Czech gangsters get life in a kidnap/murder plot and a Montenegrin mayor gets five years for corruption.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
18 July 2014
Blame, Investigations Begin in Airliner Crash, Slovenia Loses 20-Year Bank Dispute

Plus, Hungary tries to get its fiscal house in order and Montenegro arrests journalist's alleged attackers.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
Malaysia airline 100
18 July 2014
LifeNews Accidentally Tells the Truth

Before they realized it was a civilian craft, pro-Russia rebels bragged about downing a plane. 

By Halya Coynash
 
17 July 2014
The Fall of Dagestan's 'Bloody Roosevelt'

The once-powerful mayor of Dagestan’s capital city receives the longest prison term of any official in modern-day Russia.

By Nikolay Protsenko
 
17 July 2014
Western Sanctions Hit Top Russian Firms, Dutch Found Liable for 300 Srebrenica Deaths

Plus, a report tracks the influence of the Albanian ex-PM’s daughter and Kyiv says it stopped an assassination in Donetsk.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Erik N. Nelson
 
16 July 2014
Death Toll at 23 in Moscow Metro Disaster, Serbian Unions Plan General Strike

Plus, Armenians claim capture of Azerbaijani ‘commandos,’ and Romania rejiggers its tax structure to boost the economy.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
Miro Cerar
15 July 2014
Newcomer Wins Slovenian Elections, Abducted Ukrainian Journalist Found Dead

Plus, Bulgaria turns over supervision of banks to the EU and Russia announces big plans for a Siberian railway.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
Pro-Russia Georgians 100
15 July 2014
Moscow Calling?

As Georgia touts its ‘perfect balance’ between Russia and the EU, a small but active pro-Kremlin cohort is making itself heard in Tbilisi.

By Maia Edilashvili
 
14 July 2014
Russia Declares Ukrainian Refugee Emergency, Serbia’s Thwarted Finance Minister Quits

Plus, Russia could open the gates to low-cost carriers and Georgian border guards make a record-breaking drug bust.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 

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