Arts & Culture

28 July 2014
Russia Hit With Massive Yukos Judgment, Georgia Charges Saakashvili With Abusing Office

Plus, a Macedonian archeologist is jailed in smuggling case and a Bosnian leader decries flood donors’ mistrust.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Mane Grigoryan
 
Avesto 100
14 July 2014
Tajikistan’s New Roots Music
Relatively quickly, jazz has found a home in the traditional tunes of this mountain country.
By Jamila Sujud
 
4 July 2014
Military Shakeup in Ukraine, Transdniester and Moscow Ink Trade Deal

Plus, a Serbian journalist is brutally beaten, and a European court slams Russia for violating human rights.

By S. Adam Cardais, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
2 July 2014
Ajla Terzic: A Not So Simple Life

The Bosnian novelist and journalist talks about growing up in wartime, Yugoslav pop, and why Bosnia needs to move on.

By John K. Cox
 
4 June 2014
There Goes the Neighborhood

In construction-crazy Baku, another old district faces the wrecking ball.

By Vusala Alibayli and Famil Mahmudbeyli
 
3 June 2014
Belarus May Impose ‘Serfdom,’ Kosovo Teeters Toward Vital Election

Plus, Montenegro’s odds of NATO membership on the rise, and a master craftsman revives an ancient art in Uzbekistan. 

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, Rebecca Johnson and Madeleine Stern
 
16 May 2014
A Homeless People
A gripping work of history traces with breadth and compassion the Circassians’ brutal expulsion from the Caucasus.
By Rebecca Gould
 
8 May 2014
Minsk Silences Activists on Eve of World Hockey Tourney, Ukrainian Cities Look to Curb Energy Waste

Plus, Albania seeks exploration bids from big oil players, and a questionable land deal fells Croatia’s finance minister.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Marketa Horazna, and Lily Sieradzki
 

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