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China Looks To Up Investment In E. Europe

China says it will create a new investment fund of $3 billion targeting Central and Eastern Europe, seeking to strengthen its presence in the region. More

Protestersi n Tbilisi demand Khadija Ismayilova be freed  on December 10.

Protesters In Georgia, Moldova Demand Release Of Ismayilova

About 50 protesters have demonstrated outside Azerbaijan's embassy in Tbilisi, demanding that Azerbaijan's government release Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and contributor to RFE/RL. More

Video Moldova Arrests Over Radioactive Material

Police in Moldova have announced the arrests of seven men suspected of smuggling nuclear material from Russia that could be used to build a radioactive dirty bomb. More

Ex-Soviet GUAM Switches To English

The GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development comprises Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova. More

Former Soviets Charged With Insurance Fraud In New York

Ten New York residents, including five former Soviet citizens, have been charged in a $70 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and Medicare at health clinics in New York. More

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Photogallery World War I Anniversary: Five Historians, Two Questions

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm.

Moscow To Kyiv, Tbilisi, And Chisinau: EU Deals Will Cost You

Russia vowed there would be "grave consequences" after Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova signed partnership agreements with the European Union on June 27. We look at the measures Moscow has already imposed just over a week later.

Russian Gas: How Much Is That?

A study of data on Russian gas sales shows wide variance in prices between countries.
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