After the Russian annexation, few Crimean law professionals are eager to take on sensitive, politically charged cases. From Euroradio.By Ales Pilecki and Zmicier Lukashuk
President Nazarbaev criticizes religious clothing for being at odds with secular nature of the state.
Russia also increased its budget, which made it the third-largest spender worldwide in 2016, report says.
Why Putin is shy about celebrating the centenary of the Russian revolution.
Austerity measures will be tailored to protect the poor, IMF pledges.
Ecologists say the city needs an emergency plan, just in case.
Novaya Gazeta newspaper fears retribution from local Muslims infuriated over attack on their honor and faith.
But ICJ orders Russia to stop discriminating against the Tatars in Crimea.
After the Russian annexation, journalists had to choose between leaving, embracing a pro-Russian stance, or avoiding politics altogether. From Euroradio.By Ales Pilecki and Zmicier Lukashuk
Russian lawmakers want to ban kids from social media, require ‘real name’ registration. From Global Voices.By Kevin Rothrock
Smeared by some as mere mercenaries, a band of Georgians fighting in Ukraine says neither money nor revenge underlies their drive to battle Russia on all fronts.By Tatiana Kozak
Hopes that Lukashenka had turned over a new leaf were definitively quashed with the brutality and extent of the crackdown during and after the recent “parasites” demonstrations.By Paulina Kaltavicanka
Experts weigh in on the implications of the ‘nationalization’ of Ukrainian companies in the rebel-eastern part of the country. From Hromadske.By Yuri Petrushevski
Can an ordinary Belarusian dress just like President Lukashenka?By Paulina Kaltavicanka
A newly launched business association will try to navigate between Islamic law and Russian legislation.
Street art speaks to locals in Mostar.By Bruno Stojcic and Asja Celebic
Will the Ukrainian capital become a new center of street art culture?By Viktoria Ischenko
The co-director of a documentary on female graffiti artists talks about the origins of the movement in Central Europe, the scene on the two sides of the Atlantic, and its future in the digital world.By Miyu Hayashi
Were his comments just off-the-cuff remarks, or a reflection of a deeper policy change?By ELIZABETH PLANTAN AND PETER RUTLAND
The thriving startup and entrepreneurial culture gives one hope about the future of the local labor market.By MARTIN EHL
The fate of the Independent Institute for Socio-Economic and Political Studies emphasizes the need to protect the few remaining independent sources of information in the country.By PETER GROSS
It’s far too easy to just blame the phobia of migrants on racism and xenophobia.By MARTIN EHL
The world watched, and watched, and watched.By PETER RUTLAND
Some Poles actually aren’t so comfortable with the values that the EU is pushing.By MARTIN EHL
Given the media’s role in recent elections, only a fool would think this year will be any better.By PETER GROSS
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