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New at TOL:                                   Friday, 27 August 2010
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Top Stories:



1: Conflict & Diplomacy: An Old Crime, Uncovered
2: Politics: Shotgun Philanthropy
3: Society: A Growing Gap in Pankisi Gorge
4: Economy & Business: Russian Energy Companies Left Out in Turkmenistan
5: Politics: Putin in a Ring of Fire
6: Conflict & Diplomacy: Stuck in the Middle

From the Archive:

Five years ago: An Election Completed
Ten years ago: New Blood for the Sumo Challenge

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1: Conflict & Diplomacy: An Old Crime, Uncovered
The discovery of a mass grave in the Czech countryside prompts
a rethink of the early postwar years.
By Lubos Palata
26 August 2010
http://www.tol.org/client/article/21746-an-old-crime-uncovered.html
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2: Politics: Shotgun Philanthropy
Russian businesses are taking charge of some of the country’s
post-fire reconstruction, with a little prodding from the Kremlin.
From Russia Profile.
By Tai Adelaja
26 August 2010
http://www.tol.org/client/article/21745-shotgun-philanthropy.html
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3: Society: A Growing Gap in Pankisi Gorge
In a largely Muslim region of northeastern Georgia, sectarian rifts
are widening along generational lines.
By Eka Chitanava and Marika Kochiashvili
25 August 2010
http://www.tol.org/client/article/21739-a-growing-gap-in-pankisi-gorge.html
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4: Economy & Business: Russian Energy Companies Left Out in Turkmenistan
No longer tied exclusively to Russian contracts, Turkmenistan continues
to expand its customer base for gas and oil supplies. From EurasiaNet.
By Catherine A. Fitzpatrick
25 August 2010
http://www.tol.org/client/article/21743-russian-energy-companies-left-out-in
-turkmenistan.html

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5: Politics: Putin in a Ring of Fire
Most Russians think the government has dealt miserably with the fires.
So why is Putin still flying high? From openDemocracy,
By Dmitri Travin
24 August 2010
http://www.tol.org/client/article/21740-putin-in-a-ring-of-fire.html
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6: Conflict & Diplomacy: Stuck in the Middle
A U.S. proposal to place a missile radar station in Bulgaria could
further cement Sofia’s relations with the West – and alienate old
friends in Moscow.
By Justin Vela
24 August 2010
http://www.tol.org/client/article/21741-stuck-in-the-middle.html
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From the Archive:

Five years ago: An Election Completed
A re-run was needed, but Albania now has a duly elected parliament,
with former President Sali Berisha poised to become prime minister.
By Artan Puto
29 August 2005
http://www.tol.org/client/article/14419-an-election-completed.html

Ten years ago: New Blood for the Sumo Challenge
Mongolians take the Japanese world of sumo by storm-that is, once
they can adapt to the strict rules and ancient traditions.
By Nomin Lhagvasuren
28 August 2000
http://www.tol.org/client/article/212-new-blood-for-the-sumo-challenge.html