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· July, 2010

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from July, 2010

Georgia: Frozen conflicts, frozen happiness

With a little over a week to go before the second anniversary of the short war fought between Russia and Georgia over the breakaway territory of South Ossetia, Evolutsia turns...

Russia: The First Case of YouTube Ban

Alexey Sidorenko writes about the Russian authorities' first attempt to ban YouTube.

Latvia: Concerns Over the Future of the Largest Daily, Free Press

With the ownership of the largest daily newspaper, Diena, in question, many journalists in Latvia fear business interests and political influence would rule the news coverage ahead of the October...

Bulgaria: Government's Pressure on the Media

Russia Tops Aggressive Internet Traffic Rating

Russia: Prosecutor That Banned Youtube Gives Interview

Latvia: ‘The Harmony Center’ Political Bloc

Hungary: Poet Endre Ady

Russia: Interview With ‘A Good Treaty’ Russia Blogger

Poland: “Rydzykisation”

Poland: Coats of Arms

Ukraine: Photos From Kherson, Berdychiv, etc.

Belarus: A Conscientious Objector Released From Jail

Ukraine: Simferopol Graffiti

Serbia, Kosovo: Another View on ICJ's Ruling

Serbia: “Punishing ‘Bad Culture'”

The Balkans: Regional Lottery vs Nationalism

Russia: Merging SVR and FSB; “Another Sexy Spy”

Russia: Online Cartoon Character – Mr. Freeman – Deconstructs Reality, Mocks Netizens

Gregory Asmolov writes about Mr. Freeman, a sarcastic, gloomy and enigmatic online cartoon character, who has made millions of young Russians think about the way they live their lives.

Russia: LiveJournal Under Fire Of Criticism for “Innovations”

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