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New at TOL:                                                          Friday, 7 January 2011
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Top Stories:

1:  Film: Red Dawn
2: Balkan Eye: Dilma the Bulgarian
3: The New EU: Now Take My President … Please
4: Environment: Yerevan’s Toxic Time Bomb
5: Politics: A Silesian Tremor (subscribers only)
6: Books: Russia’s Security Services: In Charge and Out of Control

From the Archive:

Five years ago: After the Looting (subscribers only)
Ten years ago: Where’s the Smoking Gun? (subscribers only)

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1: Film: Red Dawn
A new film draws attention to the complicated history and conflicted heroes of the
anti-communist resistance in postwar Romania.
By Theodore Schwinke
6 January 2011
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2: Balkan Eye: Dilma the Bulgarian
Brazil’s new leftist president inspires Bulgarians to broaden their horizons.
By Boyko Vassilev
6 January 2011
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3: The New EU: Now Take My President … Please
The Hungarian government, its reputation in tatters, is facing a difficult six months at
the helm of the European Union.
By Balint Szlanko
5 January 2011
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4: Environment: Yerevan’s Toxic Time Bomb
A pesticide-laden, Soviet-era dump could shift and spread when the spring thaw comes,
environmentalists warn. From EurasiaNet.
By Marianna Grigoryan and Anahit Hayrapetyan
5 January 2011
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5: Politics: A Silesian Tremor
An ethnic group that may or may not exist gets some long-sought power in Poland.
By Gregory Slysz
4 January 2011
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6: Books: Russia’s Security Services: In Charge and Out of Control
Russia’s security apparatus is back in charge – as powerful, and with less holding it
back than ever before. From openDemocracy.
By Susan Richards
4 January 2011
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From the Archive:

Five years ago: After the Looting
Two years after unrest swept through Slovakia’s poorest Romani settlements, some
changes are being felt.
By Jozef Sivak
6 January 2006

Ten years ago: Where’s the Smoking Gun?
Of all places, few would have thought that the Czech Republic would be leading the
news on CNN and other media over the holidays.
9 January 2001