A tale of two songs that brought East and West together through the ambiguity of metaphor.
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.
Now available! A new TOL e-book: "Crimea: The Anatomy of a Crisis" is a compilation of articles from TOL’s past coverage about Russia's annexation of Crimea, placed in the context of long-running disputes over the region. Find out also what's happened to Crimea and its people nearly a year after Russia's move shocked the international community.