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Stories about Eastern & Central Europe
21 February 2017
With help from a Putin-launched political movement, Russia's federal censor met on Tuesday behind closed doors with the authors of several popular Telegram channels. And nobody knows why.
20 February 2017
19 February 2017
Despite no clear link to actual suicides in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, authorities are dreaming up restrictions.
18 February 2017
"No one in political history has released a [campaign ad] showing he's ready to take citizens to their deaths if they don't do his bidding."
17 February 2017
The ex-wife of Belgrade's mayor gave a bombshell interview this week, making waves across Serbia, implicating her former husband in a political firestorm.
16 February 2017
Last month, writing for the popular news site TJournal, Denis Gavrilov interviewed several Uber drivers in Russia, learning about their work, their habits, and of course their passengers.
15 February 2017
13 February 2017
"Often, they are given no chance of making their life choice themselves and they are left in the closed loop of illiteracy, un-employment, and poverty."
"The extension of the time limit to indefinite is a way to privatize services, rights and functions, which society guarantees to its citizens and therefore they are not for sale!"
11 February 2017
Alarm about another crackdown on Russian media spread quickly—and briefly—yesterday, when news broke that the state media censor had warned radio station Ekho Moskvy that it could be shut down.
10 February 2017
One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.
8 February 2017
The dominatrix anime figure “Roskomnadzor-chan,” named after a federal agency and known for her role in an erotic online comic, has somehow become the unofficial mascot for Russia's state censor.
7 February 2017
The two men were sentenced to five years in prison by a Sloviansk city court for threatening the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
With Russia's next presidential election now just a year away, expect lots of strange, staged viral videos depicting a nation desperate to squeeze another term out of Vladmir Putin.
4 February 2017
31 January 2017
Despite winning numerous awards at international classical piano competitions and training with some of the biggest names in classical music, Viktoriya Yermolyeva decided to tackle another kind of music: rock.
The pro-Kremlin tabloid “Life” shared a bizarre video, titled “He Beats You Because He Loves You,” reviewing the “top five ways to commit domestic violence” and get away with it.
30 January 2017
A Hungarian court has ruled that last October's sudden closure of the country's leading opposition daily, Népszabadság, was illegal.