UN cultural agency adds 16 cultural practices to its Intangible Heritage List.
Local businesses cautioned not to abuse the future first lady’s name and image.
As tensions between Russia and the West grow, each side prepares for cyberattacks and foreign spy games.
Latest trial ended with conviction on espionage and treason charges for text message about Russian military transport.
Even after multiple failures, and questionable performances, Belarus keeps hoping to steal the show at the upcoming Eurovision song contest.
New legislation is the latest in a series of moves reflecting a tough line against migrants.
Kazakhstan jails activists, plans a Great Firewall to stifle online dissent. From The Conversation.By Nurseit Niyazbekov
A news startup stirred up more buzz on social media during U.S. election season than well-funded major media.
Are recent intrusions from Russian authorities into issues of private choice part of ‘biopolitical’ approach or just run-of-the-mill, moral posturing?By Alevtina Kuzmenkova
The shooting of a Hungarian police officer by a neo-Nazi leader spotlights the group’s Russia ties and wider threat to the region.By Peter Kreko and Lorant Gyori
Dissident artist Petr Pavlensky on FSB interrogations, guerilla war against the cops, and why left and right are irrelevant in prison.By Petr Pavlensky
Now is the time for southeast Europe to start an inclusive and just transition away from lignite, argues new research.By Pippa Gallop
A militarized corps that openly flaunts fascist symbols tries to transform itself into the leader of the ‘new right’ in Ukraine’s fractious political arena.By Tatiana Kozak
An art show in a remote observatory brings new perspectives on art, astronomy, and life in Russia. From The Guardian.
An exhibition in Budapest charted the emotional map of immigration through lost, and partially found, objects.By Albert Akos
Russian activists dox prison official who allegedly ordered torture of inmates. From Global Voices.By Aric Toler
A failed communist takeover of Tallinn in 1924 contains valuable lessons for holding out against potential invaders.By Prem Mahadevan
Despair and dismay at the fading of the dreams of a post-1989 world.By MARTIN EHL
Did Putin threaten to castrate a journalist? And why it matters to get it right.By PETER RUTLAND
With public service media outlets endangered externally and internally, what about a European Court of Professional Media Conduct?By PETER GROSS
The Tibetan spiritual leader’s visit to Central Europe provides some answers to the state of Chinese relations, Havel’s legacy, and the scruples of individual politicians.By MARTIN EHL
Just when relations between Russia and the West seemed to have reached an all-time low, things have taken a turn for the worse this fall.By PETER RUTLAND
Poland and Hungary’s cultural counter-revolution follows naturally from the region’s economic and political developments.By MARTIN EHL
The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes.
It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.
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