Former Soviet Union http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19621/all en Why the protest bug hasn't spread to the former Soviet Union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/110406/former-soviet-union-protest-demonstrations-kazakhstan-belarus <p> KIEV &mdash; Democracy movements across the former Soviet Union haven&rsquo;t been allowed to emerge, much less gather momentum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/110406/former-soviet-union-protest-demonstrations-kazakhstan-belarus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Azerbaijan Belarus Dictators Former Soviet Union Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev Uzbekistan World Leaders Elections Asia-Pacific Europe Politics Culture & Lifestyle Russia Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:16:45 +0000 David L. Stern 5635872 at http://www.globalpost.com Belarus faces an economic precipice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110530/belarus-ruble-currency-belarusian-economy <p> MINSK &mdash; Across this former Soviet republic of 10 million, the mood is of panic and quiet desperation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/110530/belarus-ruble-currency-belarusian-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Belarus Former Soviet Union Global Economic Crisis Business Europe Global Economy Russia Tue, 31 May 2011 10:34:26 +0000 David L. Stern 5648249 at http://www.globalpost.com