Eastern Europe & Russia

9 January 2012
The New Old World of Wine

Russia’s wineries are on the rebound as the rising middle class rediscovers a taste for a long-neglected local product.

By Nikolay Protsenko
6 January 2012
A Prime Minister for Bosnia, A Critical Loss for A Big Cat Species Premium

Plus, Pristina rejects Serb referendum and Czech goalie again ranked with world’s best.

By S. Adam Cardais and Joshua Boissevain
5 January 2012
Protests Continue over Transdniester Shooting, Even Less Free Media in Belarus
Plus, Romanians and Bulgarians not free to work where they please and young Pole sneaks own art into national museum.
By Jeremy Druker, Ioana Caloianu, and Joshua Boissevain
3 January 2012
Belarus, One Year On
Repression mounted while the social safety net frayed. A late bailout from Russia has only delayed the reckoning. From openDemocracy.
By Janek Lasocki
Ion Onica
2 January 2012
Moldova Opens Schools to the ‘Ineducable’

Much work remains to be done on a new government program to mainstream mentally disabled children, but for one student the results are already striking.

By Grigore Brinza


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