The painful choice faced by poorer emerging European countries as they are forced to balance the risk to life of a new coronavirus spike with the economic and human cost of a second lockdown.
A new study finds that the more overweight the politicians in a government from the former Soviet Union are, the more likely that government is to be corrupt.
Hemp uses less water than cotton, a fact that should excite farmers in the rapidly desiccating region.
In Russia, the move by Spotify will put pressure on local internet majors Yandex and Mail.ru Group that also offer music streaming services.
The volume of cargo travelling via Kazakhstan was up by 54% y/y in H1, as the country becomes an important transit zone under China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).