Plus, Czechs get prison sentences in a case linked to a 1990s privatization, and Romania’s plan to kill strays sets off protests.
Plus, activists plead with Ashgabat for information on those jailed for 2002 attempt on Niyazov’s life, and Russian troops step up work on a barrier between South Ossetia and Georgia.
Plus, despite a ‘horrific’ budget shortfall, Russia boosts nuke spending, and Armenia holds a 'get out of jail day.'
Plus, new studies are unlikely to defuse the controversy over Tajikistan’s Rogun dam, and do the Balkan countries need a new police force?
Plus, the EU and UN complain about Azerbaijan’s rights record before the election, and Russia keeps an anti-Putin protester in psychiatric custody.
Plus, Central Europe’s economy shows more signs of growth while Lithuania suggests it could blockade Kaliningrad.
Plus, 27 Croatian Roma go on trial for child crime ring and Uzbekistani leader Karimov’s non-singing daughter gives a rare interview.
Plus, jailed Belarusian dissident Byalyatski wins major rights award and scientists say EU rules may be harmful to protected brown bear populations.
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The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes.
It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.