The massive project takes its place alongside other record-breakers, but is it really what the country needs?
Warmed-over conspiracy theories and the battle of ideas. From openDemocracy.
Plus, Moldovan authorities seek more than $1 billion in missing bank loans and a Dutch museum challenges Crimea’s claim on Scythian gold artifacts.
Plus, Kazakhstan and China sign a $23 billion economic package and a bold Wagner staging costs Novosibirsk’s opera chief his job.
What have we lost with the fading of Mitteleuropa as a place and a state of mind?
Plus, Kosovo minister wants EU to stanch flow of asylum-seeking migrants, and Bulgaria is under fire over juvenile prison conditions.
Plus, Merkel urges Hungary’s Orban to respect dissent, and crowdfunders aim to save a Belarus bookstore from a crippling fine.
Plus, Budapest demonstrators tell Orban to ‘scram,’ and fire devastates a prized Moscow library.
Modest investments into Tajikistan’s devastated film industry are starting to reap dividends both domestically and abroad.
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