Arts & Culture

13 July 2017
Movie Cancellations at Armenian Film Festival Spark Controversy Over Gay Rights Premium

Golden Apricot drew criticism after cancelling entire slate of films that included two films on LGBT themes. 

 
11 July 2017
Speculations Surround Bolshoi Postponement of Nureyev Ballet Premium

Last minute rescheduling of premiere could be connected to its controversial hero, a gay Russian dancer who defected to the West during the Cold War. 

 
7 July 2017
Medieval Castles, Amusement Parks, and Underground Coffee Houses Premium

In addition to being potential summer destinations, these 11 cities can give you a better understanding of Ukraine. From Hromadske.

By Natalia Tikhonova
 
3 July 2017
Uzbek Stars Warned Over Untraditional Videos Premium

If you can’t conform to national values or you’re too patriotic, you can stop thinking about being a singer in Uzbekistan. 

 
29 June 2017
10 Things You Should Not Do in Belarus

In Europe’s “last dictatorship,” you should definitely be careful what you photograph and joke about. From European Radio for Belarus (ERB).

 
23 June 2017
What’s a House Without a Balcony?

A town in southern Armenia is determined to preserve its architectural heritage, including a peculiarity once fashionable in the 19th century. From Jamnews.

By Anahit Baghdasaryan
 
21 June 2017
'This Life Isn’t Worth a Damn'
More often than not, Czech intellectuals live a precarious existence. From The Conversation.
By Jaroslav Fiala
 
Andrej Kurkov
8 June 2017
‘My Dreams Are Not Related to Literature’ Premium

Andrey Kurkov – Ukraine’s best-known writer – speaks up about Ukrainians learning to become European, on Ukraine’s multilingualism, and on why life does not always follow the logic of literature.

By Kseniya Turkova
 

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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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