Around the Bloc

3 February 2014
Pro-Ukraine Protesters in Jail in Uzbekistan, Russia Kills Dogs Ahead of Olympics Premium

Plus, a Moldovan region opens the door to secession and a Kosovo Serb held on war-crimes charges will run for office.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Sarah Fluck, and Aliona Kachkan
31 January 2014
Russia IDs Volgograd Bombers, Major Serbian Pol Steps Down Premium

Plus, Georgia investigates a 'corpse' video and Azerbaijan sees a string of self-immolations.

By S. Adam Cardais, Aliona Kachkan, and Karlo Marinovic
30 January 2014
Russia Puts Hold on Ukraine Loan, Poland Turns to Nukes Premium

Plus, Kazakhstan eyes sweeping anti-strike legislation and Croatia tightens its belt under EU pressure.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Karlo Marinovic, and Aliona Kachkan
29 January 2014
Lithuanian Pork Banned in Swine Fever Worries, Russia Warns Against Bitcoins Premium

Plus, a Russian billionaire unloads his assets to concentrate on politics, and Mongolian eco-activists face 21 years in prison.

By Ky Krauthamer, Karlo Marinovic, and Aliona Kachkan
Aleksandar Vucic
28 January 2014
Ukraine Repeals Anti-Protest Laws, Serbia Calls Snap Elections Premium

Plus, Hungary takes partial responsibility for World War II killings of Jews, and Croatian scientists unveil a robot designed to help autistic kids.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic
27 January 2014
Militants Make More Threats in Russia, Gain Toehold in Albania Premium

Plus, researchers find a troubling new aspect to drug-resistant TB in Russia and a court upholds a landmark anti-torture verdict in Kazakhstan.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, and Karlo Marinovic
24 January 2014
'Hostage' In Khodorkovsky Case Freed, A Possible Breakthrough in Polish Shale Gas Premium

Plus, Latvia appoints its first female premier, and deported workers tell of exploitation at Sochi construction sites.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Aleksandra Zivkovic
A. Gerasimov
23 January 2014
Yanukovych Opponents Ramp Up Rhetoric, Kazakhstani Police Appeal Torture Verdict Premium

Plus, Romania arrests a suspected celebrity hacker and Tajikistan imposes a dress code on imams.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Aliona Kachkan, and Aleksandra Zivkovic
22 January 2014
Ukraine Clashes Claim Their First Lives, Kremlin Accused of Backing Cyber Attacks Premium

Plus, Russian police kill an alleged Islamist militant and the Czech crime rate rises a year after prison doors flew open.

By Ioana Caloianu, Barbara Frye, Aliona Kachkan, Karlo Marinovic, and Aleksandra Zivkovic
21 January 2014
Yanukovych Raises Stakes in Standoff With Protesters, Shell Makes Play for Siberian Shale Bounty Premium

Plus, Georgia extends a hand to the breakaway territories and Baltic partners squabble over the route of a high speed rail line.

By Ioana Caloianu, Ky Krauthamer, and Karlo Marinovic


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It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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