Eastern Europe News Roundup February 19th

Sicherheitskonferenz am 01.02.2014 in München. Foto: Tobias Kleinschmidt

Each week The Vostokian republishes a compilation of the most relevant Eastern European news courtesy of The Elicitor. You can find the original here.

The complicated Russia-EU trade relationship” by Vladimir Chizhov (New Europe, 20 February 2016)

Making good on the promise of Maidan” by Geoffrey Pyatt (Kyiv Post, 19 February 2016)

EU campaign to counter Russian propaganda asks MEPs for help” (EurActiv.com, 19 February 2016)

Армению вооружаем, Эрдоган в уме” by Святослав Иванов (gazeta.ru, 19 February 2016)

Free Sergei Lavrov!” by Mark Galeotti (Foreign Policy, 17 February 2016)

A Clash of Foreign Policies” by Maxim Trudolyubov (Kennan Institute, 16 February 2016)

Ukraine’s constitution: reform or crisis?” by Mikhail Minakov and Maryna Stavniichuk (openDemocracy, 16 February 2016)

Dmitri Medvedev’s interview with Time magazine” by Simon Shuster (Time, 15 February 2016)

War stories from Russians returned from fighting in eastern Ukraine” by Georgy Pereborshchikov (Meduza, 15 February 2016)

Black in the USSR: what’s life like for a ‘Russian of colour’?” by Samuel Goff (The Calvert Journal, 15 February 2016)

Russian arms deals with Fiji prompt regional concerns” by Michael Field (Nikkei Asian Review, 15 February 2016)

Russia at the gates of Aleppo” by Kadri Liik (European Council on Foreign Relations, 12 February 2016)

Moscow’s Confrontational Policy Turns Russia From an Ally to a Threat for Armenia” by Armen Grigoryan (The Jamestown Foundation, 12 February 2016)

Russian Women – They’re Just Not That Into You” by Eva Hartog and Peter Hobson (The Moscow Times, 12 February 2016)

Civilized Debate and Propping Putinism” by Casey Michel (Medium, 12 February 2016)

Cyber trolling and Intersection: Beware of false friends” by Ernest Wyciszkiewicz (The Intersection Project, 11 February 2016)

Moscow Just Razed Its Small Businesses And Became Even Blander” by Masha Gessen (The New Yorker, 10 February 2016)

Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?” by Doug Bandow (The National Interest, 7 February 2016)

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