Around the Bloc

5 May 2016
Stalin’s Back

In yet another sign of Russians’ greater acceptance of the brutal Soviet leader, local Communist Party plasters Novosibirsk with sympathetic billboards.

5 May 2016
Central Europe Reaffirms Opposition to Quotas

New EU proposal for asylum reform includes fines for those who do not comply and elicits predictable response from region’s politicians. 

4 May 2016
RBC Owner Prokhorov Takes Stock After Police Raids

Naming Russians cited in Panama Papers may have been the last straw for the independent media group.

4 May 2016
Trabant Museum Opens in Prague

Fans of the Trabant, the iconic East German car, now have a place in the Czech Republic to show their love.

4 May 2016
Kosovo Joins European Soccer’s Top Flight

FIFA membership could soon follow, as the former Serbian province gains increasing acceptance by major sports organizations.

4 May 2016
Armenian Tech on an Upward Trend

The IT sector has emerged from post-Soviet doldrums to become a rare success story in the economically challenged country.

3 May 2016
Odessa Averts Potential Tragedy

Police discover grenades ahead of commemoration of bloody 2014 clashes.

3 May 2016
Poland Bans Pro-Kremlin Motorcycle Group

For second year in a row, authorities prevent “Night Wolves” club from driving through the country, irking Moscow.

3 May 2016
Extremist Czech Group Wants to Be Like AfD

Looking forward to elections, Bloc Against Islam looks West for a model. 

2 May 2016
More Land Protests in Kazakhstan

In a rare threat to his authority, president evokes Ukraine conflict to show the dangers of a lack of unity.




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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