Arts & Culture

19 November 2015
A ‘Bucket of Mud’ for Belarus
The country’s mercurial leader first welcomes the Nobel Prize in literature for Svetlana Alexievich, then attacks the world-famous writer.
By Tatiana Kozak
11 November 2015
Russian Artist Fights FSB With Fire
Pyotr Pavlensky, notorious for radical protests, targets KGB successor over reign of ‘terror.’
9 November 2015
Kosovo Loses Bid to Join UNESCO

Belgrade had argued that Pristina would not protect Serbian religious and cultural sites.

6 November 2015
Black Comedy Uncovers Dark Place in Romanian History

Radu Jude’s movie didn’t just arouse debate, it also did good box office.

By Lorelei Mihala
27 October 2015
Hungarian Capital Reveals Plan for Ambitious Museum Quarter

When completed in 2019 the new museums will significantly increase the city’s attraction to tourists, officials say.

20 October 2015
Dushanbe Residents in Bid to Save Soviet-Era Buildings

Decrepit old structures must go, but plans for their replacements are classified, official claims.

19 October 2015
Lohvinau: Publisher Who Defies the Lukashenka Regime Premium

Svetlana Alexievich may won international acclaim as the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, but at home only a single publisher has braved government hurdles to print the laureate’s literature.




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