Cautionary tales of wayward young people warn against Western influence. From EurasiaNet.org.
Plus, a Navalny ally asks for British asylum and Vanessa Redgrave unveils her new documentary about desperate Bosnian factory workers.
Plus, booming Poland plans to boost public spending while recession-hit Croatia scrambles to find more budget cuts.
The isolationist, statist approach to culture in contemporary Russia goes well beyond banning swearing. From openDemocracy.
Art theft in Uzbekistan has apparently become so commonplace that even state officials acknowledge it.
Kyrgyzstan’s government bankrolls a historical epic meant to instill patriotism in a jaded and skeptical country.