- 13 February 2014
- School’s Out
The wave of Syrian refugees into Bulgaria isn’t just a humanitarian crisis – it’s an educational crisis, too
- By Ivaylo Spasov
- 10 October 2013
- The Mirror Image of Nagorno-Karabakh
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.
- By Bulgarian National Television
- 31 July 2013
- Songs of Themselves
The millennia-old musical tradition of aitysh remains relevant in modern Kyrgyzstan.
- By Aibolot Aidosov
- 10 January 2013
- Looking Back to the Future
- TOL slide show: Daily life is often a struggle for survival in Tajikistan’s remote and restive east
- By Alec Forss
- 15 March 2012
- In Kyrgyzstan, a Feeling for Felt
TOL video: Nomadic tradition makes a mark in haute couture, and in Kyrgyz women’s economic lives.
- By Dina Tokbaeva
- 6 March 2012
- Pictures of an Opposition
TOL slide show: Following Putin’s re-election, Russians pack a Moscow square to rally against the old new president.
- By Katherine Brooks
- 29 February 2012
- Tracking the Habits of the Russian Political Animal
TOL Talk: A Russian sociologist considers the divisions in his country and the chances for democracy to take root.
- By Barbara Frye
- 23 December 2011
- Political Harmony
The Hungarian parliament heard a lot of raised voices this year, but none so sweet as these.
- By Peter Murphy and Attila Volgyi
- 4 November 2011
- Tajik Falak and Tuvan Rock
TOL podcast: Rock, folk, and world music artist Lu Edmonds on the music of Central Asia and his work to preserve and promote it.
- By Andy Markowitz
- 14 October 2011
- Working Hard to Make a Living
At an age when most Bulgarians are retired, a shoeshine man in Sofia keeps working to supplement his meager pension.
- By TOL
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