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  • Ukraine's secret
    Ukraine's IT sector is flourishing despite continuing conflict with Russian-backed rebels in the east.
    BBC News.  Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:40:34 GMT.
  • Ukraine's Naftogaz Hires DC Lobbyist To Fight Russia's Gazprom
    Atlantic Council senior fellow and former Senate Foreign Relations Committee Staffer to help Ukraine's gas company fight its Russian enemy, Gazprom.
    By Kenneth Rapoza, Contributor.  Forbes.  Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:36:00 -0500.
  • Hundreds Protest In Belarus City Against Tax On Jobless
    Several hundred people have staged a protest in the southwestern Belarusian city of Pinsk, calling for the scrapping of a law imposing a tax on jobless people. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 11 Mar 2017 17:52:50 -0500.
  • Hungarian PM Defends New Asylum Law Criticized by UN
    Hungary's prime minister on Friday defended a new refugee law that was criticized by the United Nations and human rights groups. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 10 Mar 2017 20:25:32 -0500.
  • EU summit: Poland cries blackmail over subsidies
    PM Szydlo insists her country will stand up for itself despite threats to stop its EU funding.
    BBC News.  Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:30:35 GMT.
  • Retail Banking Country Snapshot: Poland 2016
    NEW YORK, March 6, 2017 -- Poland has an oligopolistic market for banking services, with the two largest providers PKO Bank Polski and mBank controlling over a third of the current account market. ...
    PR Newswire.  Mon, 06 Mar 2017 22:05:00 EST.
  • Acer Hosts Predator Prime Talk at Intel Extreme Masters Season 11 Grand Finale
    KATOWICE, Poland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As the official partner and monitor provider, Acer will host the Predator Prime Talk live TV stream at the grand finale of Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Season 11, the longest running eSports circuit.
    Business Wire.  Fri, 3 Mar 2017 09:10:00 UTC.
  • Yanukovych Resurfaces: 'Ukraine Has Become a Wild Country'
    Three years after the Maidan insurgency, Viktor Yanukovych has re-emerged to express his views on the Ukraine conflict in a letter addressed to Trump, Putin, Merkel and others. ...
    Spiegel Online.  Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:36:59 +0100.
  • Watch Ford Romania Raise Hell in a Gymkhana Video of its Own
    Ken Block’s hugely successful Gymkhana series has spawned countless imitations including some done with rusted-out piles of junk, R/C cars, boats, and even motorcycles. However, those were always outside Block’s own network. ...
    Etahaney.  Motor Trend.  Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:45:32 +0000.
Czech map, showing Prague, its capital city, as well as other cities in the Czech Republic
Poland map, showing Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, and parts of adjoining eastern European nations
Ukraine map, showing Kiev, its capital city, and other Ukrainian cities

Facts About Eastern Europe

Eastern European States include Belarus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Moldova as well as Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine.  The government websites listed below provide official news and travel information about each of these Eastern Europe countries.

The Republic of Belarus' capital city is Minsk, and its national currency is the Belorusian Rouble.  Belorusian and Russian are the primary languages used in Belarus, and in 2007, the population of Belarus was estimated at 9,725,000.

The Czech Republic's capital city is Prague, and its national currency is the Koruna.  Czech is the nation's official language, and in 2007, the Czech Republic's estimated population was 10,229,000.

The Republic of Hungary's capital city is Budapest, and its currency is the Forint.  Magyar is the primary language used by Hungarians, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 9,956,000.

The Republic of Moldova's capital city is Chisinau, and its currency is the Leu.  Moldovan's official language is Moldovan, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 4,329,000.

The Republic of Poland's capital city is Warsaw, and its currency is the Zloty.  The primary language used in Poland is Polish, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 38,518,000.

Romania's capital city is Bucharest, and its national currency is the Leu.  Romania's official language is Romanian, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 22,276,000.

The Slovak Republic's capital city is Bratislava, and its currency is the Koruna.  Slovakia's official language is Slovak, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 5,448,000.

Ukraine's capital city is Kiev, and its currency is the Hryvnia.  Ukrainian and Russian are Ukraine's primary languages, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 46,300,000.

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