Eastern Europe News Roundup January 22nd

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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 and Eric Schmitt (The New York Times, 21 January 2016).

So Putin Killed Litvinenko. Carry On.” by Peter Pomerantsev (Foreign Policy, 21 January 2016).

Russia Pushing for An Endgame in Ukraine” by Matthew Bodner (The Moscow Times, 21 January 2016).

Explanation: What is happening in Moldova?” by Dumitri Ciorici (Medium, 21 January 2016).

Why the Baltics?” by Chris Miller (Foreign Policy Research Institute, 21 January 2016).

После Путина: хунта, революция, Путин-2?” by Ярослав Шимов (Радио Свобода, 20 January 2016).

Russia accused of clandestine funding of European parties” by Peter Foster (The Telegraph, 19 January 2016).

It’s too early to talk about an improvement in U.S.-Russia relations” by Ivan Tsvetkov (Russia Direct, 19 January 2016).

Russia Today: Who Will Stop the Barbarian?” by Igor Gorkiy (Harvard International Review, 19 January 2016).

By Bread Alone: Why Poor Russians Aren’t Protesting” by Andrei Kolesnikov (Carnegie Moscow Center, 18 January 2016).

How Russia finances the Ukrainian rebel territories” by Von Julian Ropcke (BILD, 16 January 2016).

Vladimir Putin is the closest thing to a friend Israel has ever had in Moscow” by Josh Cohen (Reuters, 14 January 2016).

The Putin challenge: A sobering assessment of post-Soviet Russia” by John R. Bolton (American Enterprise Institute, 13 January 2016).

Problems of Armenia with EU and NATO” by Igor Muradyan (Lragir.am, 8 January 2016).

Life in the Grey Zones: Reports from Europe’s breakaway regions” (European Council on Foreign Relations, January 2016).

Fighting Putin Doesn’t Make You A Saint” by Jason Motlagh (New Republic, 31 December 2015).

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