Around the Bloc

20 August 2018
Silly Season in the Russian Countryside

A minuscule village on the Volga will not after all stage Russia’s first officially-approved gay parade.

20 August 2018
Anti-Establishment Funnyman Picked as Slovenian PM

Marjan Sarec followed a career path similar to Italy’s Beppe Grillo, moving from comic to political gadfly.

20 August 2018
Belarusian Leader Upends Cabinet

Ministers failed to follow his directives, Lukashenka rages, as new PM promises to obey his leader to the letter.

17 August 2018
Kosovo, Serbia Leaders to Talk Border Changes

Many fear the idea of a land swap will destabilize the Western Balkans.

17 August 2018
Italy Rounds Up Rogues’ Gallery of Suspected Ukraine Fighters

A notorious football hooligan and the son of a nationalist politician are among those being sought in connection with a mercenary recruitment ring.

16 August 2018
Central Asia Braces for Climate Change Shocks

Farmers in the teeming Ferghana Valley are highly vulnerable to the effects of rising temperatures.

16 August 2018
Russian Extremism Law Comes Under Renewed Scrutiny

“Jokes on the internet are not extremism,” says Russian human rights council chairman.

15 August 2018
Latvian Pop Singer’s Refusal to Go to Crimea Irks Russian Elite
Across the Atlantic, the U.S. Congress unveils new sanctions against Russia, while the U.S. president still wouldn’t recognize the Russian annexation of the peninsula.
14 August 2018
Kremlin’s Economic Salvation Plan Takes Shape

More taxes, pension cuts, and a smaller role for private businesses are in store.

14 August 2018
Azeri Opposition Leader Mammadov Set Free

The release is prompting both relief and calls for continued pressure on the government to stop persecuting its critics.



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