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New at TOL:                                                                        Friday, 1 October 2010
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Top Stories:

1: Society: In Transdniester, One Company Is a Law Unto Itself
2: Russian Unorthodox: Power to the Who?
3: The New Eu: Scenes From Eastern Highways and Byways
4: Politics:‘Please Remember That You Live in Kyrgyzstan’
5: Economy & Business: Trump Takes on Tbilisi Real Estate Market
6: Books: Rotting From the Head Down
7: Economy & Business: The Sweet Song of Shale
8: From the Archives: The Man Who Runs Moscow – Still
9: Our Take: A Promising Treatment for Apathy
10: Society: Hopes and Frustrations Mark Lake Van Mass

From the Archive:

Five years ago: Searching for a Silver Lining
Ten years ago: The Calm Before the Storm?
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1: Society: In Transdniester, One Company Is a Law Unto Itself
Twenty years after breaking away from Moldova, Transdniester remains
unrecognized and largely forgotten. One local company has profited hugely
from this largely self-imposed isolation.By Michael Bobick30 September 2010

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2: Russian Unorthodox: Power to the Who?
If Luzhkov had to go, shouldn’t it have been Muscovites who made the call?
By Galina Stolyarova
30 September 2010

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3: The New Eu: Scenes From Eastern Highways and Byways
Our intrepid reporter goes on the road in Slovakia, finding change and stasis
in equal measure.
By Martin Ehl
29 September 2010

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4: Politics:‘Please Remember That You Live in Kyrgyzstan’
A Kyrgyz party leader says if elected on 10 October he will strengthen ties with
Russia and insist that all ethnic groups respect the majority’s traditions, language,
and history.By BBC Monitoring29 September 2010

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5: Economy & Business: Trump Takes on Tbilisi Real Estate Market
The “king of real estate” wades into what is possibly his most uncertain market yet.
From  EurasiaNet.By Molly Corso28 September 2010

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6: Books: Rotting From the Head Down
What you won’t learn from these two books is that while London may be
chock-full of swinging oligarchs, Russia’s real economic masters are lording it
back in Moscow.By Andrei Piontkovsky28 September 2010

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7: Economy & Business: The Sweet Song of Shale
Big players are taking big risks that Poland has massive gas reserves
trapped deep beneath its surface.By Hilary Heuler27 September 2010

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8: From the Archives: The Man Who Runs Moscow – Still
Throughout the metamorphosis of Moscow since the “roaring ’90s” one man
has run the city with a blend of canny political tactics, strong links with business,
and, at times, semi-dictatorial bluster.By Elena Chinyaeva27 September 2010

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9: Our Take: A Promising Treatment for Apathy
Thanks to a few online efforts, politicians in Bosnia are finding that talk is no
longer cheap.
By TOL
24 September 2010

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10: Society: Hopes and Frustrations Mark Lake Van Mass
To look at last Sunday’s historic ceremony in eastern Turkey simply through a lens
of Turkish-Armenian relations is to obscure the efforts of local Kurds to act as bridge
builders.
By Justin Vela
24 September 2010

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From the Archive:

Five years ago: Searching for a Silver Lining
Although the legacy of war is unavoidable in Srebrenica, the town’s youth is
making an effort to create a better future.
by Katie Stuhldreher
5 October 2005

Ten years ago: The Calm Before the Storm?
As the opposition launches its general strike, Yugoslavia waits to see
whether people have the courage to see it through.
by Dragan Stojkovic
2 October 2000