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· June, 2012

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from June, 2012

29 June 2012

Moldova, Transnistria, Gagauzia: “Get to Know Your Neighbor”

Slovakia: Teachers Call for Help in Open Letter to Education Minister

Two elementary school teachers wrote an open letter to the Slovak Minister of Education, highlighting the problems they face with their students who are “significantly maladjusted socially, [and] are almost...

Russia: A Mobile Service to Connect Passengers & Drivers

RuNet Echo

The mobile navigation service Yeehay! saves time and money finding and ordering taxis, and it benefits the ecologies of smog-polluted Russian cities by bringing together passengers and drivers who otherwise...

26 June 2012

Russia: The War Over World War II

RuNet Echo

Last Friday, NTV broadcast a controversial film titled, "I Serve the Soviet Union," a film about political prisoners fighting the Nazis only to be murdered by Soviet secret police. The...

23 June 2012

Hungary: New Freedom of Information Tool

Belarus: Views From the Ground

RuNet Echo

Below is a selection of some "views from the ground" - recent posts by Belarusian bloggers about the situation in the country and what it is like for ordinary people...

20 June 2012

Caucasus: Photo Reports by a Belarusian Blogger

Belarus: Parliamentary Elections Set for Sept. 23

Russia: Crowdsourcing Project for Finding Missing Children

RuNet Echo

The emergence of the search and rescue team Liza Alert followed Liza Fomkina's 2010 disappearance in the town of Orekhovo-Zuevo (about 50 miles east of Moscow). Compensating for the government's...

18 June 2012

Latvia: Jackie Chan Blogs About Filming in Jelgava

Poland, Ukraine: A Euro 2012 Roundup

Ukraine: President Yanukovych's European Assets

Ukraine: Obstacles to Having a Visa-Free Regime With the EU

Russia: Twitter Hashtag Targeting Putin Trends Worldwide

RuNet Echo

Last month, a Russian hashtag was briefly among the top worldwide trends on Twitter. This remarkable hashtag, written in Russian Cyrillic and 30 letters long, has been used to criticize...

17 June 2012

Russia: Interview with Jesse Heath of The Russia Monitor

RuNet Echo

As an American lawyer and Anglophone blogger writing about Russia, Jesse Heath's work is distinct for its detailed focus on technical aspects of Russian law, economics, and politics. Kevin Rothrock...

Russia: Bloggers Honor Tupac Shakur

SEE: Social Media Use Study

15 June 2012

Russia: Death Threats for Journalists and Forgiveness for Officials

RuNet Echo

A bizarre story involving Russia's top investigator threatening the life of an opposition newspaper's deputy editor, and how everyone reconciled a day later. Kevin Rothrock reports.

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