Arts & Culture

26 February 2016
Oscar Contenders from Around the Bloc Premium
Transition’s essential guide to this year’s entries from post-communist countries for Best Foreign Film (and many other categories) ahead of the 88th Academy Awards.
By Allison Tretina
25 February 2016
Romanian Churches Fall, and a Community Withers Premium

Culture Ministry launches fund to protect hundreds of old buildings at risk of imminent collapse.

23 February 2016
Moscow Exhibition on U.S. ‘Lies’ Distorts Uncomfortable Facts Premium

Pro-Kremlin youth group uses inaccurate and misleading information to expose U.S. ‘lies,’ Novaya Gazeta says.

23 February 2016
Looking Back at The Future: The Cosmonaut Legacy Premium

Launching the first man into space was the greatest achievement of Soviet communism. But it may also have sown the seeds of its ultimate downfall.

By Peter Rutland
23 February 2016
Ukraine Eurovision Pick Laments Purge of Crimean Tatars Premium

The song ‘1944’ decries Stalin’s deportation of ethnic Tatars from the peninsula that Russia annexed two years ago.

10 February 2016
Russian Royals to Get ‘Game of Thrones’ Treatment Premium

Russian producers plan 144-episode TV series on the rise, glory, and bloody downfall of the House of Romanov.




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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