Articles by Matt Robinson



Underground Actors Protest Lukashenko

  • 23 December 10
  • Reuters
Deep snow smothered the noise. Only fresh footprints leading to the tumbledown house in a suburb of the Belarussian capital Minsk betrayed life behind its boarded-up windows. Inside, actors strutted and pounced barefoot on black floorboards while the tiny audience shared the makeshift stage for the performance.

In Georgia, Russian Is Giving Way to English

  • 17 September 10
  • Reuters
With Alexander Pushkin's framed visage on the wall and creased editions of fellow Russian literary giants on dusty shelves, Natela Chokhonelidze's office recalls a very different era at Georgia's State University.

Georgia Under Fire for Refugee Evictions

  • 30 August 10
  • Reuters
Georgian authorities are coming under fire from human rights groups over the forced eviction of hundreds of people displaced by war from state-owned buildings the government hopes to privatize.

Ukraine Turmoil as Defiant Tymoshenko Clings on as Prime Minister

  • 12 February 10
  • Reuters
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday defiantly refused to concede defeat to rival Viktor Yanukovych in the presidential election.

Shevardnadze Recalls Fall of the Berlin Wall

  • 08 September 09
  • Reuters
Twenty years after the wall came down, the former Soviet foreign minister who aided Moscow's reconciliation with the West says the world is a safer place but warns against complacency.

Georgian Peace Key to Pipelines

  • 06 August 09
  • Reuters
More than 800,000 barrels of high-quality Caspian crude oil flow daily to the Mediterranean beneath this Georgian village, 42 kilometers from breakaway South Ossetia.

Saakashvili Rules Out Seizing Regions

  • 03 August 09
  • Reuters
President Mikheil Saakashvili said Georgia knows that it cannot take back its Russian-backed rebel regions militarily but fears Moscow has designs on Tbilisi.

СAbkhazia Will Never Be a Part of GeorgiaТ

  • 17 July 09
  • Reuters
Nearly a year after GeorgiaТs war with Russia, Abkhaz leader Sergei Bagapsh is determined that Tbilisi will never rule his land again.

No Immediate Access to Georgia Zone for EU

  • 01 October 08
  • Reuters
The Russian military said Tuesday that European Union cease-fire monitors would not have immediate access to its ""security zone"" inside Georgia, drawing accusations from Tbilisi that it was stalling a promised troop pullback.

EU Georgia Monitors All in Place

  • 30 September 08
  • Reuters
An EU mission to monitor the cease-fire in Georgia is fully deployed and has met Russian forces to discuss their pullback from positions deep inside the Caucasus country, a senior EU official said Monday.