Around the Bloc

22 March 2018
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: At Russian Polling Stations

Putin supporters were lured to the polls with offers of food, cancer screenings, and the chance to win big prizes.

22 March 2018
Rio Tinto Facing Probes Into Mongolian Bribery Allegations

The saga of the miner’s troubled Oyu Tolgoi operation takes another twist.

22 March 2018
Superpower Chess Games in Central Asia

Washington may be giving up on Kyrgyzstan, China ups its game in Tajikistan, and both keep a watchful eye on Moscow.

20 March 2018
War Hero Accused of Plotting to Destroy Ukrainian Parliament
Nadezhda Savchenko fires back, says government is responsible for the disasters in the east, plans presidential run.
20 March 2018
Freak Accident Could be Blessing in Disguise for Georgian Tourism

Authorities plan PR campaign as terrifying video of ski-lift malfunction goes viral.

20 March 2018
Albania Busts Human Smuggling Ring

Clients paid up to $30,000 for fake documents and travel to the U.S. and Canada.

19 March 2018
Vladimir Putin Secures Fourth Presidential Term

The incumbent wins landslide victory with record amount of votes after his most serious opponent is banned from running in the election.

19 March 2018
Ukraine Wants to Build Spaceport in Australia

State space agency hopes potential collaboration results in launch station that could become Asia’s main spaceport and help replace lost business after Crimea annexation.

16 March 2018
‘Misinformation’ Led to Serbia’s Outrage Over U.S. Top General’s Remark

Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin reacted to allegations of Russian influence in Serbia, interpreted as Belgrade being a “danger for the Balkans.”

16 March 2018
Groups in Kyrgyzstan and Croatia Go Out of the Box to Promote Female Empowerment

While a group of girls are preparing the launch of the first Kyrgyz satellite in Bishkek, Croatian artists design a card game to pay tribute to female trailblazers.



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Moldovan diaries

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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