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· November, 2007

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from November, 2007

Poland, Ukraine: Convicts’ Contribution to Euro 2012?

  30 November 2007

The beatroot writes: “Poland has to build six new stadiums before co-hosting with Ukraine the Euro 2012 football tournament. Problem is, many of its construction workers are in the UK and Ireland. Damn! How to make up the labour shortage? Bus in the convicts. Brilliant, isn’t it?”

Poland: “U-Turn in Foreign Policy”

  30 November 2007

The beatroot writes about a “u-turn in foreign policy” initiated by Poland's new PM: “Relations with Russia […] have not been good over the last two years of the Law and Justice government, led by the President’s brother, Jarolsaw. When Donald Tusk was elected he vowed to improve them. So...

Russia, Ukraine: On to the Next Round

  30 November 2007

A Fistful of Euros comments on the upcoming election in Russia and the newly-formed coalition in Ukraine: “Soon we will know the players in the inevitable next round of wrangles over energy supplies, prices and politics in Central and Eastern Europe.”

Ukraine: The Coalition, At Last

  29 November 2007

Orange Ukraine reports on the formation of the long-awaited ‘democratic coalition’ – and the disappearance of Yulia Tymoshenko's famous braid.

Russia: “Enemies of Russia”=”Enemies of the People”?

  29 November 2007

Window on Eurasia writes: “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s characterization of his political opponents and those standing behind them as ‘the enemies of Russia’ has sparked a discussion among his supporters about the relationship of that term to Stalin’s notorious one, ‘the enemies of the people.’ Pavel Danilin, editor of the...

Russia: Peter Nalitch

  29 November 2007

Siberian Light writes about Peter Nalitch, Russia's “homegrown star to match Borat”: “Seriously – who could resist the charming Nalitch as he croons “Gitarrr, Gitarrr, Gitarrr, jump to my yaguarrr, Gitarrr, Gitarrr Gitarrr, come to my boudoirrr” from the front seat of his cramped Soviet Kopeika car?”

Russia: ‘The Coast of Utopia’ by Tom Stoppard

  29 November 2007

Moscow Through Brown Eyes reviews Tom Stoppard’s The Coast of Utopia, a play that “endeavors to paint a portrait of the lives and thought of several major mid-century Russian-thinkers (Herzen, Bakunin, Turgenev, Ogarev, and Belinsky feature prominently).”

Estonia: Tallinn and “Devaluation Scare”

  28 November 2007

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's capital and the recent “devaluation scare”: “To your average Estonian, who is female, speaks Estonian as a first language, doesn't live in Tallinn, and is between the ages of 45 and 49, the capital must increasingly look like some revolving circus of riots, stag...

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

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