The wave of Syrian refugees into Bulgaria isn’t just a humanitarian crisis – it’s an educational crisis, too
At the top, the rhetoric over the disputed territory is increasingly bellicose, but among the region’s people, it hits a proud and mournful note.
The millennia-old musical tradition of aitysh remains relevant in modern Kyrgyzstan.
TOL video: Nomadic tradition makes a mark in haute couture, and in Kyrgyz women’s economic lives.
TOL slide show: Following Putin’s re-election, Russians pack a Moscow square to rally against the old new president.
TOL Talk: A Russian sociologist considers the divisions in his country and the chances for democracy to take root.
The Hungarian parliament heard a lot of raised voices this year, but none so sweet as these.
TOL podcast: Rock, folk, and world music artist Lu Edmonds on the music of Central Asia and his work to preserve and promote it.
At an age when most Bulgarians are retired, a shoeshine man in Sofia keeps working to supplement his meager pension.
After months of preparation, we’re officially introducing our partner project Press Start. The site will become the first global crowdfunding platform for reporters in countries where the press cannot report freely, potentially revolutionizing the way independent journalism is funded in the developing world and countries in transition.