Show’s co-director claims the wild-eyed Bolshevik was the true father of the 1917 Revolution.
Parliament also passes landmark health care reform in move critics say will hurt the poor.
The documents offer an insight into intelligence gathering and spyware methods used by the Soviet security agency.
Protesting young doctors demand an even bigger increase, saying poor working conditions and low pay are crippling the health care system.
Robert Elsie, an internationally renowned Albanologist from Vancouver, was buried yesterday in an Albanian village after passing away on 2 October.
Although homosexuality is not illegal in the Central Asian country, people on the list will have to undergo STD testing.
Some officials and locals fear the city center could become a ghost town without any sense of community.
Controversial Polish director, who is a fugitive from U.S. justice, faces new rape allegations.
The Ukrainian authorities tried to conceal the extension of a law granting special status to Donbas, while the parliament bowed to the president’s will. From Hromadske International.By Nastya Stanko and Maksym Kamenev
As Georgian-language schools disappear in South Ossetia, supporters say the move will expand the horizons of local pupils, while critics claim discrimination. From JAMnews.
The Siberian city’s gubernatorial election, rigged and managed from above, illustrates how the electoral system really works in many Russian regions. From openDemocracy.By Rinat Miftakhov
Razgrad emerges from obscurity on the back of a local team’s international sporting success.By Peter Georgiev
Those advocating for removing historical statues in the U.S. would be well-served to examine the debates in the former Soviet Union about tearing down the figures of the past.By David Mould
Despite being stripped of its funding after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Yerevan’s famed blind choir is still fighting for its existence. From JAMnews.By Gayane Mkrtchyan
Poaching in the Chernobyl zone continues, and it’s not hard to see why. From Euroradio.
Four generations of Moldovan teachers talk about the lessons of Soviet-era deportations to Siberia. From Ziarul de Garda.By Maria Svet
The stakes are extremely high ahead of the Czech elections, which could be a potential game changer for the entire region.By MARTIN EHL
Russia? Again? Buying, controlling, manipulating, using media in other countries?By PETER GROSS
An interesting communist-era, TV-watching trend in the Balkans has its repercussions – even today.By BOYKO VASSILEV
The Czech weapons that have appeared in Azerbaijan might indicate that Central Europeans are finally learning the realpolitik games of the West.By MARTIN EHL
It doesn’t make sense to apply a postmodern interpretation of societies that are only now undergoing the modernization process.By MARTIN EHL
Should we read anything into the latest macho poses of the president?By PETER RUTLAND
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