Collection’s new home was originally built to withstand Soviet atomic bombs.
Departure of chief judge raises more questions about the impartiality of the mission.
Warsaw unlikely to face serious sanctions despite barrage of criticism.
The former top Putin aide was central in the arrest of the former economy minister, but has not appeared to testify at his trial.
Possible prisoner swap with Kyiv discussed in phone talks; Kremlin dismisses Washington’s reported peacekeeping plan.
Substance detected on Neolithic pottery found near Tbilisi could be the world’s oldest wine, archeologists believe.
While proposed amendments seek to ban sex reassignment procedures, some advocacy and human rights groups see current discussion as a sign of progress.
Freedom House’s latest report finds that disinformation tactics and governmental manipulation are among the main factors responsible for this trend.
It has taken almost a decade, much of it filled with intrigue, to settle outstanding questions over the estate of a multibillionaire once considered the wealthiest man in Georgia.By Claudia Harmata
Macro- and micro-history are adeptly intertwined in an absorbing story of a small Central European town.By Martin Ehl
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
Unexpected wins – and losses – in Slovak regional elections reverse a Central European trend.By MARTIN EHL
Mostly Russians are ignoring the messy question of what happened back then, and even Vladimir Putin can’t come up with a consistent narrative.By OLGA MALINOVA AND PETER RUTLAND
A former Bulgarian soccer star has been making headlines for getting up on his soapbox about Catalonia’s independence.By BOYKO VASSILEV
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
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