Books

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

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
 

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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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