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· December, 2009

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from December, 2009

Russia, U.S.: Billy Joel in 1987

The Balkans: Sarajevo-Belgrade Train

Hungary: Faluház/”Village House” in Budapest

Russia: Stroganina in Yakutia

Lithuania: Buying Lithuanian (in Poland)

Russia: Livejournal Shuts Down Putin's Critic

Ukraine: Election and Freedom of Speech

Russia: Kaliningrad's “Contraband Industry”

Poland, China: Lack of Response to Akmal Shaikh's Case

Belarus: New Internet Censorship Regulations Planned

Russia: Yeltsin's Daughter Blogs About Oligarch

Russia: “Criminalisation of Tourists”

Russia: Role of Stalin Debated on RuNet

Heated discussions on RuNet in the wake of the 130th anniversary of Joseph Stalin showed how divided people are regarding his role in Russian history.

Slovakia: Coal That Does Not Burn

Tibor Blazko writes about Slovaks being fooled into buying coal from Poland that does not burn, but not taking legal action to fight fraud, and translates a few comments that...

Ukraine: The Pickle Project

Serbia: EU Membership Application

Moldova: Public Menorah Crushed in Chisinau

Russia: Irresponsible Extreme Travel in Yakutia

Belarus: Santa & Snow Maidens Protest in Minsk

Poland: Language and Identity Abroad

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