Month: January 2016

Political Cartoon from 1878 Depicting Russia and the UK Eyeing Central Asia

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You may find the original here. “Russian Sanctions on Turkey” by Nicolas Miyares (The Vostokian) “EgyptAir mechanic suspected in Russian plane crash” by ...
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Since the downing of a Russia Su-24 by Turkish forces, Russian president Vladimir Putin has vowed to retaliate until Turkey apologized for shooting down the aircraft. The retaliation has so far consisted of sanctions against some Turkish economic goods, blocks ...
Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin Walking Together in Ireland

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You may find the original here. “Russia and U.S., While Pushing for Peace Talks, Jockey for Position in Syria” by Anne Barnard ...
Former Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky in Kiev

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You can find the original here. “Пенсионеры перекрыли главные улицы Сочи и Краснодара” (newsru, 15 January 2016). “How ‘eastern Ukraine’ was lost” by ...
The 7th Muslim Brigade of the Republic of Bosnia during the Yugoslav Wars

ISIS (also known as ISIL, IS, or Daesh depending on who you ask) has recently popped up in all corners of the globe, not being contained in the territory it physically controls in Iraq and Syria. Its goal is to ...
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev with Current Syrian Present Bashar Assad

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You can find the original here. “С Асадом или без: может ли закончиться война в Сирии в 2016 году” by Александр Артемьев (РБК, ...