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New at TOL:                                        Friday, 12 November 2010
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Top Stories:

1: Multimedia: Don’t Tread on Me
2: Russian Unorthodox: Vigilante Reformers
3: Economy & Business: The End of Central European Cinema
as We Know It (subscribers only)
4: Society: Beyond Words
5: Politics:Voice of the Opposition
6: Education: No More Teachers, No More Books

From the Archive:

Five years ago: Terms of Endearment (subscribers only)
Ten years ago: In the Name of the Future: Russia for  Gore (sub. only)
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1: Multimedia: Don’t Tread on Me
The residents of the Balkans’ smallest independent republic know
how to fight City Hall, and win.By Justin Vela11 November 2010
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2: Russian Unorthodox: Vigilante Reformers
Russians are getting so desperate that they’re making heroes
out of criminals.
By Galina Stolyarova
11 November 2010
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3: Economy & Business: The End of Central European Cinema as We Know It
Small cinemas are looking to the digital revolution as the antidote to
commercial pressure from multiplexes. But the cure may be worse
than the disease.By Theodore Schwinke10 November 2010
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4: Society: Beyond Words
Activists say it’s time for the Kremlin to move beyond lip service to
historical remembrance as the fate of a planned memorial site hangs
in the balance. From openDemocracy.By Catriona Bass10 November 2010
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5: Politics:Voice of the Opposition
In Azerbaijan’s troubled elections, guess how many opposition
lawmakers made it into parliament? From EurasiaNet.By Khadija Ismayilova9 November 2010
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6: Education: No More Teachers, No More Books
Tajikistan wants to teach Islam to its children, in its own way.
But critics say the effort is hobbled by paranoia and corruption.By Farrukh Ahrorov9 November 2010
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From the Archive:

Five years ago: Terms of Endearment
The lessons from the often dirty and demeaning way in which Ukraine’s
churches were used during last year’s political crisis have yet to be
properly learned.
By Natalia Kochan
21 November 2005

Ten years ago: In the Name of the Future: Russia for Gore
With U.S.-Russia relations at a low point, the last thing Russia needs
is a Republican for U.S. president–especially one that isn’t interested
in nuturing a partnership.
By Viktor Kremenuk
13 November 2000