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· May, 2014

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from May, 2014

15 May 2014

Russia's Space Wars, On the Ground

RuNet Echo

Although GPS is safe, for now, the incident is an illustration of a kind of resigned lack of trust some Russians feel toward their government.

13 May 2014

One Macedonian Man's 65-Year Battle to Get His Property Back

A Macedonian blogger profiled Dushko Brankovikj, whose property has been nationalized twice. He won every court case so far, but the state has yet to return what belongs to him.

11 May 2014

Serbia Mourns British-Serbian Legend Timothy John Byford

Macedonian Blogger Warns About Resurgent Neo-Nazi Iconography

Death and Twitter: Reports from Ukraine

RuNet Echo

Today Russian journalist Ilya Azar reported on Twitter that members of Ukraine's newfangled National Guard had fired on civilian bystanders in Krasnoarmeysk.

Russians Hate Eurovision's Bearded-Lady Champion

RuNet Echo

On the Internet, Russians have reacted to Wurst’s victory with a mix of humor and homophobia.

10 May 2014

Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

Crowd Boos Ukrainian Governor During Victory Day Speech

RuNet Echo

On a holiday that honors the millions who battled and sacrificed ostensibly to preserve the Soviet Union, lo and behold, Kherson's Governor offended people with his anti-Soviet remarks.

Investigative Journalists Report on Macedonian Government Official's Hidden Wealth

8 May 2014

Russia's War of the Roses

RuNet Echo

After the deadly fire in Odessa, and months of tensions between Moscow and Kiev, it's no surprise that a WWII memorial has become an important stage in Russian politics.

7 May 2014

Shamed Macedonian Government Caves in to Student Demands

Amid elections and economic instability, a student digital movement shames the Macedonian government into issuing a tender to fix appalling living conditions in the largest Skopje university dormitory.

5 May 2014

Dissecting the Dead in Odessa

RuNet Echo

Vladimir Golyshev's text on the Odessan tragedy is an excellent representation of pro-Maidan bias, and it's worth reading as a typical case of how Kiev’s allies understand last week's tragedy.

4 May 2014

When Is Imperialism Actually Imperialism?

The media have been quick to sling the accusation of imperialism at Europe, the U.S. and Russia over their involvement in other countries' conflicts. But what does imperialism really mean?

Crowdsourcing Ukraine’s Rebellion

Live Fire for Russian Historical Reenactor Spy

RuNet Echo

Military commander of the Slavyanks separatists, Igor Strelkov, is a historical reenactor, and, allegedly, works for Russia's military intelligence.

3 May 2014

Tragedy and Confusion in Odessa

RuNet Echo

Over thirty pro-Russian protesters died in a fire in the cheerful Black Sea port of Odessa on May 2.

2 May 2014

Laundering the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

RuNet Echo

The Kremlin might project its power into Ukraine’s mainland by encouraging, and perhaps arming, Crimean militia. In theory, Moscow might succeed in “laundering” an armed intervention in this way.

Russian Internet on the Way to Pyongyang

RuNet Echo

Starting on August 1, 2014 all distributors of online content will be required to physically store 6 months worth of user data in Russia.

1 May 2014

Is Federalism a Solution to South-East Ukraine's Identity Crisis?

RuNet Echo

In an ironic twist, pro-Ukrainian activists disseminate flyers in the Donetsk urging people to call for a referendum on joining the Dnepropetrovsk Region.

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