Post-Soviet States

Angry Georgians Throw Gas and Paint on Russian Peacekeepers

Hundreds of ethnic Georgians confronted Russian peacekeeping forces in the breakaway region of South Ossetia Thursday, throwing paint and gasoline on them and forcing them to stop blocking a road project, officials said.

Popularity: 29% [?]

June 29, 2007

Pepsi to Buy Ukrainian Juice Producer

According to Pravda.Ru, PepsiCo and PepsiAmericas, the second-largest bottler of Pepsi-Cola products, said they agreed to jointly acquire 80 percent of Ukrainian juice company Sandora LLC for a total of $542 million plus assumed debt to increase their presence in the East European country.

Popularity: 15% [?]

June 11, 2007

Religious Confessions’ Summit Opens in Kiev

The Inaugural Summit on Peace and Tolerance devoted to the contemporary state and perspectives of the international inter-confessional dialogue has opened in the Ukrainian capital.

Popularity: 8% [?]

April 27, 2007

Police Clash With Protesters as Estonia Removes Soviet-Era War Memorial

Police clashed with protesters at a Soviet war memorial in Tallinn on Thursday as authorities prepared to remove the bodies, The Associated Press reported.

Popularity: 22% [?]

Ukrainian PM Calls President’s Decree on Early Elections Unconstitutional

Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych called the presidential decree on disbanding the Supreme Rada and holding new parliamentary elections on June 24 unconstitutional, Russian news agency RIA-Novosti reported on Thursday quoting prime minister’s head of staf.

Popularity: 16% [?]

Estonian Authorities Start Removal of Major Soviet Monument

Excavations at a common gravesite near the monument to Soviet soldiers in Tallinn apparently started early on Thursday, Russian news agency Interfax reported.

Popularity: 12% [?]

Ukrainian Helicopter Crashes

One person died and another one was injured after a Ukrainian helicopter crash, the DPA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Popularity: 15% [?]

April 18, 2007

Ukrainian President Dissolves Pro-Russian Parliament

Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko’s decree to dissolve parliament came into force on Tuesday when it was published in the official gazette, the Reuters news agency reports.

Popularity: 6% [?]

April 3, 2007

Georgia Sues Russia in Strasbourg Court Over Deportations

Georgia’s Ministry of Justice has announced it is suing Russia in the European Court of Human Rights for departing Georgian citizens illegally, the UPI reported March 26.

Popularity: 11% [?]

March 27, 2007

Ukrainian Authorities Ban Stalin TV Ads

Authorities in an eastern Ukrainian city banned outdoor and television advertisements featuring Soviet dictator Josef Stalin after protests from rights groups and nationalists, The Associated Press news agency reports.

Popularity: 5% [?]

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