· July, 2008

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from July, 2008

Russia: An Expat Exodus?

  30 July 2008

Copydude follows up on an earlier story, on increasing difficulties for foreigners to stay on in Russia, and partly supports his claim with statistics, and Russia Blog picks up and develops the story.

Belarus: Failed States Index

  30 July 2008

Belaruskaya palityka LJ community recounts (RUS) this year's Foreign Policy Failed States Index and notes that Belarus ends up on 53rd place out of 60.

Russia: 30 July in History

  30 July 2008

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis accounts for a few examples on what has happened on the 30th of July in Russian history.

Ukraine: Flooding

  29 July 2008

Ukrainiana reviews media reports on the flooding in Western Ukraine, which has killed at least 22 people, including six children.

Russia: The Mechel Affair

  29 July 2008

Updates on PM Vladimir Putin's attack on the steel and coal giant Mechel – at Robert Amsterdam's Blog (here, here, and here).

Ukraine: Battles for Dniproenergo

  29 July 2008

Kremlin, Inc. writes about the battles for Dniproenergo: “Of course, while they may make for interesting reading, such events are not very helpful for Ukraine’s business world…”

Latvia: Teasing the Guards

  29 July 2008

Arnis Balcus posts photos from the early 1990s, when it was still possible to “tease the guards at the Freedom Monument in Riga.”

Bosnia & Herzegovina: 7 Serbs Convicted

  29 July 2008

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports on the sentencing of “Milenko Trifunović, Brano Džinić, and Aleksandar Radovanović to forty-two (42) years long-term imprisonment, the Accused Miloš Stupar, Slobodan Jakovljević, and Branislav Medan to forty (40) years long-term imprisonment, and the Accused Petar Mitrović to thirty-eight (38) years long-term imprisonment”: “All 7 Accused...

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