American sanctions threat fuels tensions surrounding Russia’s plans to expand gas supplies to Europe.
Emerging markets are starting to feature more prominently on the QS World University Rankings, with Russia's top five universities all advancing more than 10 places on the latest index.
The banking downturn is over, with profitability surging last year, according to the lender's annual CEE Banking Report.
Our look at which business leaders really matter in each CEE/CIS country, ranked by our correspondents not just on wealth but on influence.
The fall of communism has been followed by successive backlashes against feminism, the latest inspired by the election of populist rightwing governments.