FEATURES & COLUMNS
Riot Cops in a Kindergarten
Restrictions on missionary work imposed by recent anti-terror laws mean that religious minorities now potentially face jail or fines for practicing their faith in Russia. From Global Voices.
By Katie Davies
Blank Spots on the Holocaust Map
Attitudes toward the Jewish past are changing in Ukraine and Russia, but old ways of thought cling on.
By Tatiana Kozak and Yulia Korchagina
AROUND THE BLOC
Russian Orthodox Welcome St. Patrick
Eastern church adopts Irish saint, other Western martyrs, and mystics. Could this be the end of the Great Schism?
European Bank in Milestone Visit to Uzbekistan
New regime wants to liberalize the economy in face of opposition from hardliners.
Mega-Airport Planned for Warsaw
Poland could boast one of Europe’s busiest airports, according to the projections government ministers are throwing around.
Bulgaria Caught in the War of Words between Turkey and EU
Turkish president used the Srebrenica massacre to rile the Netherlands, while Bulgaria braces for possible refugee influx from Turkey.
Slovenian Winery Releases Vintage Honoring Melania Trump
Wine is the most recent example of local businesses trying to cash in on the Slovenian-born, U.S. first lady’s image.
FROM THE TOL ARCHIVE – EDITORS’ PICK
Moldova’s Politicized Church
Actively involved in the electoral campaign, the influential Orthodox Church played a significant role in Dodon’s victory. From Ziarul de Garda.
By Victor Mosneag
How Belgrade Became a Hub for Sex Change Surgery
Medical tourism for gender reassignment surgeries is becoming increasingly popular in queer-unfriendly Serbia.
Islam Now Harder to Register as Official Religion in Slovakia
New legislation is the latest in a series of moves reflecting a tough line against migrants.
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