Politics

Governor Dmitri Ayatskov of Saratov
15 July 2004
On Parade Premium
Russia’s governors are finding themselves at the sharp end of the law. Behind the law enforcers, observers see the hand of the Kremlin and an attempt to force local leaders to play by Moscow’s rules.
By Sergei Borisov
 
Nikola Gruevski, leader of the VMRO-DPNE
14 July 2004
In Opposition to Itself Premium
Why the civil war in Macedonia’s leading opposition party is a matter of international concern.
By Biljana Stavrova
 
12 July 2004
The Return of the Bolsheviks and Mensheviks? Premium
Russia’s Communist Party splits, leaving the party’s longtime leader in the dark about his future.
By Dmitri Litvinovich
 
12 July 2004
A Frozen Conflict Turns Warm Premium
A series of border clashes paint a picture of a region on the edge of a major crisis.
By TOL, with reporting by Maya Beridze
 
12 July 2004
Trust Misplaced Premium
As the authorities continue to turn the screws on the opposition, the OSCE backs off, issuing a controversial joint declaration with the Belarusian parliament.
By Vitali Silitski
 
12 July 2004
The Final Countdown? Premium
Yukos head offers up his shares in a last-ditch attempt to save the company.
By Sergei Borisov
 
12 July 2004
The Delicate Problem of Dual Citizenship Premium
Among the countries of the former Yugoslavia, dual citizenship rights are complicating the search for justice.
By Igor Tintor
 
12 July 2004
Orlen Commission Begins Work Premium
Marek Belka hoped to depoliticize the country's biggest oil company by getting rid of its president, but the opposition has other plans.
By TOL
 

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