A group of photographers says one of the most dramatic images of the war in eastern Ukraine is a fake.
The rush for the ‘white gold’ of Siberia is devastating fragile landscapes and furthering the illegal trade in elephant ivory.
Bellingcat’s Aric Toler explains how investigating sources, images and stories from Russia and Eastern Europe can be challenging without the required tools. From FirstDraftNews.com.By Aric Toler
The attack on the head of the state broadcaster is another incident in a string of protests against a border deal with Montenegro.
Villagers demand eviction of all Roma after a man was detained for the murder of a young girl.
Police, troops guarding Tashkent hospital where the country’s only post-independence leader is being treated.
The world body’s unwritten rotation rule favors the sizeable crew of Central and East Europeans, but women candidates say the odds are stacked against them.
Local residents near the notorious Semipalatinsk testing ground say radiation has left a deadly toll of disease.
Women struggle to make inroads in Czech politics, as some pin their hopes on quotas.By Elizabeth Potter
Due to an increasingly restrictive border regime along the ‘Balkan route,’ the business of people smuggling is on the rise.By Sebastian Zimmermann
More than 20 years after it ended, Armenia is still experiencing the burden of victory in the war over Nagorno Karabakh. From openDemocracy.By Tom de Waal
Who are the Russians being tried for ‘hooliganism’ under Article 213 of the criminal code?By Elena Shmaraeva
How the bizarre eccentricities of the country’s leaders and a wealth of new customs are contributing to the creation of ‘invented traditions.’By Abel Polese
Kids, teachers, even the president agree: Lithuania’s alarming level of school bullying is just one of many ills that are spreading misery across society.By Linas Jegelevicius
The popularity of “American” football in the lands of Bohemia and Moravia has been growing as local talent and foreign imports team up for the love of the game.By Elizabeth Potter and Michael Bacos
Did the Warsaw Summit represent a significant new development – as is argued both by NATO lobbyists and by the blowhards in Moscow?By Peter Rutland
Central Europeans are often spending their holidays at home these days – good for the local economy, but not for the local mentality.By MARTIN EHL
Western envoys have often played the role of gadfly in Bulgarian affairs, to good effect.By BOYKO VASSILEV
Czech President Milos Zeman is stepping up the political ante by mentioning a Brexit-like referendum.By MARTIN EHL
“Frenemies” will likely become the best way to describe the changed relationship between the region and Britain.By MARTIN EHL
The Slovak president and NGO sector are at least trying to figure out what to do next – unlike most of the political elite.By MARTIN EHL
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