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· November, 2013

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from November, 2013

30 November 2013

VIDEOS: Ukraine's Police Brutally Beat #Euromaidan Protesters to “Clear” Square

In citizen photos and videos, police are seen beating protesters with batons, chasing unarmed protesters, and even kicking protesters that fall trying to escape.

Ukraine: Understanding the #Euromaidan Protests

29 November 2013

#Euromaidan: How Ukraine Came to Be Rocked by Protests

As Ukraine enters its second week of mass protests sparked by the government scrapping an EU integration agreement, Tetyana Bohdanova takes a look at the first week through social media.

28 November 2013

A Bird's-Eye View of Russian Corruption

RuNet Echo

Blogger Alexey Navalny has launched a new attack against five prominent Russian politicians, accusing them bribe-taking and failing to declare vast property holdings that include opulent mansions located outside Moscow.

26 November 2013

Red Square's Makeover: Goodbye, Lenin. Hello, Louis Vuitton!

RuNet Echo

Lenin’s Mausoleum is no longer the most imposing structure in Moscow’s Red Square. From now until January 19, that honor belongs to a 20-foot-tall Louis Vuitton advertisement.

25 November 2013

Ukrainian pro-EU Protest Pleases the Russian Opposition

RuNet Echo

But no consensus on whether Ukraine should continue the long process of EU accession or whether it should forge yet closer ties with Russia.

Global Voices Meetup in Skopje, Macedonia

Rising Voices

The next Global Voices Meetup is scheduled for November 30 to take place in Skopje, Macedonia. Please join us for this gathering to help plan the future of the GV...

22 November 2013

GV Face: Students Occupy Bulgaria's Future

GV Face

This Friday on GV Face we talk abut the future of Bulgaria's protests with our authors Rayna, Nevena Borisova and Ruslan Trad, and Danica Radisic.

Ukraine Suspends EU Deal, Protesters Fill Kyiv's Independence Square

On the eve of their Orange Revolution anniversary, Ukrainian citizens take to the streets to protest a suspended EU deal that would help their country grow closer to the West.

Closure for Russian Terror Victims?

RuNet Echo

Was the mastermind behind the Volgograd bus bombing killed by Russian special forces or captured by Dagestani civilians?

20 November 2013

COP19: Fasting For The Climate

Bloggers and Twitter users attending the summit are reacting to Yeb Saño's hunger strike to pressure for meaningful progress at the UN climate talks.

LGBT-Friendly Coloring Books for Russians

Russian Social Conservatives & Economic Liberals Want to Cut Abortion Funding

RuNet Echo

Russians have consistently opposed measures aimed at restricting access to abortion. Despite this, there are indications the Russian government is moving to introduce restrictions on the practice.

19 November 2013

Cushy New Job for Sacked Russian Defense Minister

RuNet Echo

Is former Minister of Defense Serdyukov's new appointment a reward for his silence in a large-scale corruption scandal?

When Third Culture Kids Grow Up

The Bridge

When the time comes for them to put down roots, third culture kids sometimes have a tough time making the transition to becoming one culture adults, writes Danica Radisic.

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