Lenin 100
16 January 2018
1917: The Year Russia Fell Apart Premium
Two new books trace revolutionary Russia from its birth amid the wreckage of the old order to its apocalyptic demise.
By Theodore R. Weeks
19 December 2017
Revisiting Europe’s Muslim Heartland Premium

In their new book, two French scholars provide valuable insights on Balkan history over the past 200 years.

By John K. Cox
6 November 2017
Fading Into Irrelevance Premium

Macro- and micro-history are adeptly intertwined in an absorbing story of a small Central European town.

By Martin Ehl
19 October 2017
Albania Honors Its Most Famous Foreign Scholar Premium

Robert Elsie, an internationally renowned Albanologist from Vancouver, was buried yesterday in an Albanian village after passing away on 2 October.

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
23 May 2017
Time of the Poisoners Premium
A thorough account of the killings of Ukrainian nationalists by the KGB brings up parallels between the Russia of the 1950s and today.
By Taras Kuzio
19 April 2017
Tajik Book Ban Seen as Targeting Radical Literature

On a related note, will mandatory attendance at the theater improve the Tajik police’s poor human rights record?

7 February 2017
Can Russia Be Remade From Below?

Douglas Rogers' book on the role of oil as a source for state-building in the Perm region suggests more diverse trajectories for Russian political development than commonly assumed.

By Andre Haertel
14 December 2016
Two Stories From a Cosmopolitan Caucasus Premium

Post-colonial theory has reshaped the ways we read world literatures, but has yet to make its mark on a richly diverse part of Eurasia.

By Rebecca Gould
22 November 2016
The Traumatic Birth of a Crimean Nation Premium
How tradition, ethnic cleansing, and a difficult return home helped mold one people’s identity under the Soviet Union and after.
By Lincoln Mitchell


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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. 

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