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  • Show me the money
    Ukraine's anti-corruption drive reveals that some top politicians, including the prime minister, have huge wealth, Tom Burridge reports.
    BBC News.  Fri, 28 Oct 2016 08:34:43 GMT.
  • Economic woes abroad hit Moldova's migrant workers
    With an economic crisis in neighbouring Russia and growing uncertainty in Europe, the hordes of migrant workers from ex-Soviet Moldova face a huge dilemma: whether to return home to grim prospects or ride out tough times abroad. ...
    Yahoo.  Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:23:54 -0400.
  • Nato chief says alliance 'does not want new Cold War'
    Nato is not seeking confrontation with Russia despite deploying 4,000 troops to eastern Europe, the alliance's chief tells the BBC.
    BBC News.  Fri, 28 Oct 2016 03:59:52 GMT.
  • Ukrainian Hackers Release Emails Tying Top Russian Official to Uprising
    Documents released by the hackers, which appeared to be genuine, showed a direct Kremlin role in creating and directing the rebel uprising in eastern Ukraine.
    Andrew E. Kramer.  New York Times.  Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:55:26 GMT.
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  • Does Russia Belong In The EU?
    Tensions between Russia and the European Union have been running high, with deep disagreements over the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, economic sanctions against Moscow, and military buildups along both sides of their borders. ...
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:06:00 +0000.
  • Inside AXA Insurance's Prestigious Wine Estates in Bordeaux, Portugal and Hungary
    French insurance company AXA is owner of several high quality wine estates around Europe where they have made big investments. ...
    By Per and Britt Karlsson, Contributor.  Forbes.  Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:41:00 -0400.
  • Poland's "Black Protest" for women's rights demands free choice in family planning
    Warsaw witnessed Monday hundreds of black-clad women campaigning against a series of issues including mainly a project to alter the existing abortion law.
    Xinhua.  2016-10-25.
  • Suspected Russian Hacker Indicted in US
    The Russian national who was accused by American officials of hacking U.S. targets and arrested earlier this month in the Czech capital was indicted by a federal grand jury in the state of California, U.S. officials said Friday. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:19:02 -0400.
  • Turkey loses unwanted record to Hungary in ECHR appeal list
    The number of applications against Turkey pending at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has more than halved over the last four and a half years, according to data gathered by the state-run Anadolu Agency. ...
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:52:00 +0200.
  • Russia Criticizes Washington Over Prague Hacking Arrest
    The detention of a Russian man in the Czech Republic on U.S. hacking charges shows Washington is mounting a global manhunt against Russian citizens, Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, said on Thursday. ....
    Voice of America.  Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:11:49 -0400.
Czech map, showing Prague, its capital city, as well as other cities in the Czech Republic
Poland map, showing Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, and parts of adjoining eastern European nations
Ukraine map, showing Kiev, its capital city, and other Ukrainian cities

Facts About Eastern Europe

Eastern European States include Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Moldova as well as Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.  The government websites listed below provide official news and travel information about each of these Eastern Europe countries.

The Republic of Belarus' capital city is Minsk, and its national currency is the Belorusian Rouble.  Belorusian and Russian are the primary languages used in Belarus, and in 2007, the population of Belarus was estimated at 9,725,000.

The Czech Republic's capital city is Prague, and its national currency is the Koruna.  Czech is the nation's official language, and in 2007, the Czech Republic's estimated population was 10,229,000.

The Republic of Hungary's capital city is Budapest, and its currency is the Forint.  Magyar is the primary language used by Hungarians, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 9,956,000.

The Republic of Moldova's capital city is Chisinau, and its currency is the Leu.  Moldovan's official language is Moldovan, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 4,329,000.

The Republic of Poland's capital city is Warsaw, and its currency is the Zloty.  The primary language used in Poland is Polish, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 38,518,000.

Romania's capital city is Bucharest, and its national currency is the Leu.  Romania's official language is Romanian, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 22,276,000.

The Slovak Republic's capital city is Bratislava, and its currency is the Koruna.  Slovakia's official language is Slovak, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 5,448,000.

Ukraine's capital city is Kiev, and its currency is the Hryvnia.  Ukrainian and Russian are Ukraine's primary languages, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 46,300,000.

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