Plus, Russian celebs slam 'gay propaganda' law, and stiff sentences leveled in deadly Latvian heist.
Recent disputes over Muslim prayer halls stir concern about religious tolerance in an Orthodox-dominant nation.
Plus, Estonia to launch free public transportation and the trials of finding classic Czech Christmas ornaments.
Plus, Hungarian students plan more protests despite government climb-down and British celebs urge David Cameron to shun Lukashenka.
Plus, more arrests in Balkan-wide trafficking probe, and is Georgia the next Ukraine?
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.
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