Books

23 September 2016
Kosovo’s Booby-Trapped Field of Dreams

Serbian scholar Ivan Colovic’s new book is a powerful study of the struggle for mythmaking rights to a signal event in Balkan history.

By Uffe Andersen
 
19 September 2016
Proxy War for the Soul of Kazakhstan
Once a high roller on the political scene, now a wanted man, a former Almaty mayor makes his case for heroic status alongside the country’s founding father.
By Robert A. Saunders
 
7 September 2016
From Lads to Lords Premium

In post-Soviet Russia, many a future tycoon learned the merits of teamwork, discipline, and respect for authority on the mean streets.

By Maxim Edwards
 
6 September 2016
Beauty and the East Premium
Is it time to kick our addiction to ruin porn? From The Calvert Journal.
By Jamie Rann
 
1 September 2016
Two-Speed Memory and Ownership of the Past Premium
The sensation generated by a recent book may signal a new readiness by Lithuanians to tackle difficult questions about the Nazi and Soviet eras.
By Violeta Davoliute
 
19 July 2016
With Blinders On Premium

Russia’s privileged young millennials are savvy and sophisticated but also disillusioned, paranoid, and politically apathetic.

By Violeta Davoliute
 
27 June 2016
Albania: The Worst and the Brightest Premium

Two new books in English shed light on modern-day Albania, from the rise of its Stalinist dictatorship to its far from complete transition to democracy.

By Besar Likmeta
 
19 April 2016
The Many Faces of Vladimir Putin Premium

Dozhd TV chief editor Mikhail Zygar’s account of Russia under Putin lets the facts speak for themselves.

By Vladimir Kozlov
 
14 April 2016
Russian Police Seek Readers of Dangerous Books on Ukraine Premium
Borrowers checked out library books on the Ukrainian famine as long as 18 years ago.
 
4 April 2016
A Healthy Future? Premium

A team of photographers will soon set off to find out if Soviet-era sanatoriums can survive the modern age.

By Allison Tretina
 

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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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