Society

Vitaly Milonov
21 December 2012
Khodorkovsky Sentence Reduced, Bosnia Census Faces Delay

Plus, Russian celebs slam 'gay propaganda' law, and stiff sentences leveled in deadly Latvian heist.

By S. Adam Cardais and TOL staff
 
Tbilisi mosque
20 December 2012
In Rural Georgia, a Clash of Prayers and Prejudices Premium

Recent disputes over Muslim prayer halls stir concern about religious tolerance in an Orthodox-dominant nation.

By Maia Edilashvili
 
20 December 2012
Russia Close to Banning U.S. Adoptions, Kosovo Premier Slams New Serbian Plan

Plus, Estonia to launch free public transportation and the trials of finding classic Czech Christmas ornaments.

By Ioana Caloianu, Nirvana Bhatia, and Jeremy Druker
 
pussy riot
19 December 2012
Serbia Keeps Shedding Jobs, Georgia Debates Condom Ban

Plus, Hungarian students plan more protests despite government climb-down and British celebs urge David Cameron to shun Lukashenka.

By Ioana Caloianu, Nino Tsintsadze, Jeremy Druker, and Ky Krauthamer
 
17 December 2012
One Convicted in Politkovskaya Murder, Opposition Defies Moscow to Hold Rally

Plus, more arrests in Balkan-wide trafficking probe, and is Georgia the next Ukraine?

By S. Adam Cardais and Ioana Caloianu
 
17 December 2012
The Great Russian Consumer Revolution Premium

In a new book, journalist Valery Panyushkin argues that the Soviet Union fell to an emerging consumer society that is also beginning to undermine Vladimir Putin as frustration builds over Russia's abysmal public services.

By Alexander Kolesnichenko
 

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