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An Open Letter to My British and American Friends
Despair and dismay at the fading of the dreams of a post-1989 world.
By MARTIN EHL
AROUND THE BLOC
Economy Minister’s Downfall Sends Russian Liberals Reeling
Unprecedented arrest called ‘weird,’ ‘strange,’ ‘incomprehensible’ by Medvedev, business leaders.
In Hungary, Summer Could Soon Last All Year
Move would put country’s clocks out of sync with most of the EU in winter.
Serbian Army to Protest Low Wages
Military union complains the government ignores its demands; defense chief calls for understanding in the current poor economic situation.
Trump Reportedly Offers to Help Poles Investigate Smolensk
Donald Trump has promised to “do his best” to help recover the wreckage of the plane crash that killed the Polish president and many others six years ago.
Young Romanian Painter Shoots to Top of International Art World
In addition to receiving accolades, Adrian Ghenie’s paintings have auctioned off in recent months for millions of dollars.
Teenage Suicides and Social Media in Russia
The arrest of a man for inciting suicide on VKontakte comes a day after the last hours of two Russian teens documented on social media.
FROM THE TOL ARCHIVE – EDITORS’ PICK
Moscow Police Arrest Alleged Azov Battalion Members
Russian police say members of far-right Ukrainian group caught with cache of smuggled weapons.
Hungary, Bulgaria Seek Escape From Russian Nuclear Deals
EU sanctions and Russia’s dismal economy are making life difficult for all parties entangled in complex bilateral agreements.
Poland Says First Smolensk Crash Probe Was Manipulated
New probe claims black-box recordings of the tragedy were tampered with.
Russian Teens Taught ‘Telegony’
Schoolchildren shown video blaming US for corrupting girls, urging boys to marry virgins to avoid being cuckolded.