Society

17 April 2004
From the Velvet to the Rose Revolution
In this introduction to TOL's 2003 Annual Survey, we take a fresh look at the year's key political, economic, and societal events and trends in the transition states from Central Europe to Central Asia.
By Andrew Gardner
 
15 April 2004
About Us, With Us Premium
In a provincial Czech city, a small cultural revolution in majority-minority relations is under way, but constant vigilance is needed to keep it alive.
By Amaro Gendalos
 
13 April 2004
Russian Researcher Given 15 Years for Spying Premium
Scientist says the military information he provided a British firm was freely available at any newsstand.
By Vladimir Kovalev
 
Rolandas Paksas
13 April 2004
Life After Paksas? Premium
The impeached president looks set to run again as his political rivals start talk of finding a common candidate.
By Rokas M. Tracevskis
 
13 April 2004
Commission Issues Report on Rywin Scandal Premium
The commission charged with investigating producer Lew Rywin's 'secret' proposition to Adam Michnik reaches a conclusion on the scandal, but the final report has some members crying foul.
By Wojciech Kosc
 
13 April 2004
One Populist Down, Others Yet To Come Premium
Lithuania's politicians should view the president's impeachment as a wakeup call to reconnect with the countryside and those left behind in the transition.
By Virgis Valentinavicius
 
9 April 2004
Gay Bosnia Premium
Bosnia has lagged behind the rest of the Balkans in gay rights, but a new organization is attempting to bring the issue to public attention.
By Michael Logan
 
A Nation With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
9 April 2004
A Nation With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Premium
The extremely high suicide rates in the Baltics and Russia are, psychologists believe, the legacy of Stalin and his successors.
By Rokas M. Tracevskis
 

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