Archive for December 22nd, 2013

December 22, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

Two weeks ago, Russian prosecutors told reporters they were preparing a third case against Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian oil tycoon who had already spent a decade in jail. Then, unexpectedly, […]

A month later, EuroMaidan beat goes on

December 22, 2013, by The Kyiv Post

A month ago, on November 21, people took to the streets in protest against the government’s decision to abandon a far-reaching political and trade a ...

Montenegro government refuses Russia’s request to set up a military base

December 22, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The government of Montenegro has refused a request from authorities in Moscow to set up a Russian military base in Bar (Tivar). Rusia’s request to s ...

The headquarters in Sofia of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Holy Synod elects Bishop Yoan new Metropolitan of Varna

December 22, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

By nine votes to three, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, elected Znepol Bishop Yoan as the new Metropolitan of Va ...