Eastern Europe & Russia

12 December 2011
The Real Legacy of the Russian Elections Premium

“A stratum of very professional monitors” gave the protesters their bullet points and could be a crucial building block for civil society, one scholar says.

By BBC Monitoring
12 December 2011
The Russian Protests and How to Stop Them, Presidential Drama in South Ossetia Premium

Plus land mines continue to claim lives in Bosnia, and Serbia’s president talks up a Kosovo partition.

By Barbara Frye and Ioana Caloianu
9 December 2011
Croatia Signs EU Accession Treaty, Sting to Play PPF Christmas Party? Premium

Plus, Russian boxer dies after title defense, and Kazakh president visits mega mosque site.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
9 December 2011
Being Muslim in Moldova Premium

The leaders of the country’s first official Islamic organization keep a low profile amid an Orthodox backlash.

By Zakhar Koretsky
8 December 2011
Hounded Uzbek Woman Maybe Singled Out for Facebook Activity, Slovak Doctors Head Back to Work Premium

Plus, a drive to make Russian an official language in Latvia picks up steam and Serbia opens the way to restitution.

By Jeremy Druker, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
Bulgarian farmers protest
7 December 2011
Medvedev Comes to Prague Bearing Gifts, Bulgarian Farmers Protest Subsidy Cuts Premium

Plus, Saakashvili founds a new city and Jolie defends her Bosnian war movie against plagiarism claim.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain


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