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8 February 2009

Stories from 8 February 2009

Ukraine: $5 Billion Loan From Russia

Malawi: Of Election Fever and Going Digital

The week gone has been a politically hot one for many Malawians as they have seen their presidential and parliamentary candidates present their nominations papers to the Malawi Electoral Commission...

Armenia: Tax Lottery

Unsuccessful with punitive measures to prevent widespread tax evasion, the government of ex-Soviet Armenia has introduced a monthly national lottery based on an 8-digit number found on the back of...

Russia: Tension in Dagestan pressures Moscow

Russia-EU: Relations at a low

Russia: Reflections on Recent Murders in Moscow

An Anglophone blogger writes about high-profile murders that took place in Moscow this past week. A Russophone blogger describes the situation in the Russian capital in a morbid mock letter...

Ukraine: Victor Yushchenko's Popularity Waning

According to a poll carried out last month, Ukraine's president Victor Yushchenko “would have won less than 2.9% of the vote if the presidential elections were held in late December...

Russia, Poland: Economy Updates