Kharkiv seemed to go to sleep in the 1970s and has yet to awaken. When it finally does, what will it become?
A new book presents a Russia with no rules and no certainty in tomorrow. From openDemocracy.
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.