Thursday, January 29, 2015


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Customers shop at Crimean Farmstead, Russia's first specialized grocery which sells products from annexed Crimea, in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, in January 2015.

Russia Tumbles In Business Index

A new report says economic freedom in several countries of the Baltics, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia have jumped ahead of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. More

Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68

World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68. More

Moldovan Parties Form Minority Government

Two pro-European parties have agreed to form a minority government in Moldova after months of negotiations following last year's parliamentary election. More

Moldova's Pro-European Parties Resume Coalition Talks

Moldova's three pro-European parties have resumed consultations to form a new government following last year's parliamentary election. More

EU Wants Good Ties With East Neighbors

The European Union's enlargement chief says the EU wants to pursue good relations with its Eastern Partnership countries but that each case must be viewed individually. More

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Features & Commentary

Ghosts Of Sochi: Hundreds Killed In Olympic Construction

Hundreds of unresolved construction-worker deaths at the Sochi Winter Olympics still haunt Russia, as it begins massive building projects for the 2018 soccer World Cup.
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Russia's Neighbors Scramble To Cope With Ruble's Tribulations

As the value of the Russian ruble declines, citizens of neighboring former Soviet countries are finding out how deeply entwined their economies remain. Countries dependent on trade with Russia or remittances from citizens working in the giant neighbor are bracing for hard times.
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Video Migrants Take Hit From Ruble's Freefall

The crash of the ruble has meant lost income and opportunity for the millions of labor migrants who depend on Russia for their livelihoods.
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What's Next For Moldova?

The parties of Moldova's pro-Western ruling coalition have won enough seats in the new parliament to form another government. But the slim margin of victory has left the forces arguing for closer ties with Russia in a strong enough position to take advantage of any misstep.
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East Or West? Divided Moldova's Tense Election Season Comes Down To The Wire

On November 30, voters will weigh in on the European-integration path Moldova has followed actively since 2009. But the country is deeply divided, and forces supporting closer relations with Moscow and the Russia-led customs union are making themselves heard.
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Empty Pipeline Shows Difficulty Of Breaking Moldova's Gazprom Addiction

Last month, Moldova inaugurated a new natural-gas pipeline from Romania. But it isn't transporting any gas, and no one knows when the flow of the country's first-ever non-Russian gas might start.
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Moldovan Newspaper Threatened Over Orthodox Metropolitan's Vacation Pics

After a Chisinau newspaper published beach vacation photos of the head of the country's Orthodox Church, it received a threatening phone call from a man claiming to be the husband of a bikini-clad woman who posted the images on social media.
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Photogallery After An Era Of New Horizons, EU Turns Its Gaze Inward

The incoming European Commission has indicated that further enlargement will no longer be a priority for the 28-member bloc. What does that mean for EU hopefuls to the east and south?
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