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· September, 2005

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from September, 2005

Georgia's Democracy Test

Democracy Rising says that tomorrow's vote in Georgia for five single member constituencies will be a test for the Georgian government.

Kyrgyzification of Osh

Damian Wampler reports on efforts to claim as culturally and historically Kyrgyz the ethnic Uzbek city of Osh.

Forming a Government

the beatroot reports on the negotiations to form a new Polish government.

neweurasia: Turkmenistan

neweurasia has launched another of its Central Asia blogs (blogs are planned for each country in Central Asia and the Caucasus). The new one covers Turkmenistan, where the latest developments...

Soft on Corruption

Armenian students are tolerant of corruption says Oneworld Multimedia. In fact, intolerance of corruption increases the chances of a student's marginalization.

Winners & Losers in Poland

the beatroot runs down winners and losers in Poland's recent election.

Muddy Waters

Siberian Light discusses Vladimir Putin's muddying of the waters regarding his plans beyond his current presidential term.

Russian Marketing Technology

Russian Marketing Blog reports on Russian grafitti avoidance technology for light box advertisers.

Armenia's Budget

Oneworld Multimedia reports that Armenia's budget is set to reach $1 billion for the first time since independence. While the military will still receive the lion's share of the budget,...

Post Election BlogCast

PolBlog has another post-election blogcast, this time speaking to a young voter, an diplomat from the Brazilian embassy, and the beatroot's Peter Gentle.

The Interconnectedness Of It All

Neeka's Backlog offers up a personal story on changes in labels but not in names in post-Soviet elite circles.

Russia's Cheese Boom

Ruminations on Russia says that while Russia's cheese industry is booming, serious supply problems are discouraging investment.

Poland's Unexpected Prime Minister

the beatroot discusses Poland's unexpected new prime minister.

My Son, Mikhail

Oneworld Multimedia reports on how NGOs and public organizations in Armenia help children with disabilities thrive.

A Night at the Theater

An American Dramaturg in Armenia reports on a lively night at Yerevan's Hamazgayin Theatre.

The State of the Russian Opposition

Russia Blog discusses conflicting reports on the state of the Russian opposition.

Russia's New Patron Saint reports that the Russian Orthodox Church has just named a new patron saint for long range nuclear bombers.

PolBlog: Local View on Election

PolBlog interviews a Polish voter about last weekend's election.


Onnik Krikorian once again made the annual pilgrimage to Shamiran to cover the Armenian Yezidi community‘s late September festival. In addition to a brief report, he brought back many photos.

Hetq blocked in UAE

Martuni or Bust!!! reports that Hetq Online is blocked in the United Arab Emirates in the wake of its reporting on the trafficking of women and girls to the UAE...

About our Eastern & Central Europe coverage

Tanya Lokot is the Eastern Europe editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.

Filip Stojanovski is the Central Europe editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

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