People

28 November 2014
Say It Loud, I’m Belarusian and Proud

Among young people in Belarus, speaking the national language instead of Russian is coming into vogue.

By Alyaksandr Yanusik
 
27 November 2014
Buckwheat Panic Grips Russia, Czech Leader Urges ‘Finlandization’ of Ukraine

Plus, 'Western values' blamed for infertility in Kazakhstan, and a Russian journalist fights deportation from Poland.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
24 November 2014
A Firebrand Aims for Moldova’s Seat of Power

Dubbed a ‘public enemy’ for his abrasive methods, activist Oleg Brega is hoping to proclaim his message from a higher platform.

By Lina Vdovii
 
20 November 2014
Bosnia's Different Truths

The fighting ended long ago, but it would be a stretch to say the country is at peace.

By Tatjana Milovanovic
 
19 November 2014
Searching for the Spirit of Romania’s Jiu Valley

The cities and towns of the country’s mining heartland still exist, but that is not the same thing as being alive.

By Gabriel Amza
 
18 November 2014
Ukraine’s Sleeping Beauty

Kharkiv seemed to go to sleep in the 1970s and has yet to awaken. When it finally does, what will it become?

By Viktoria Grivina
 
17 November 2014
‘Nothing is True and Everything is Possible’

A new book presents a Russia with no rules and no certainty in tomorrow. From openDemocracy.

By Natalia Antonova
 
14 November 2014
Did the Iron Curtain Really Fall?

Borders that once kept people in now keep them out.

By Zhanyl Sagynbaeva and Filip Novotny
 
13 November 2014
Vienna and Novi Sad: So Close, Yet So Far

A quarter-century after the fall of communism, the lives of ambitious young people in Europe’s east and west can seem as different as coffee and green apples.

By Darija Maric
 
11 November 2014
In Search of Lost Time

Overcome with nostalgia for the wonder of 25 years ago, our columnist offers his own definition of ‘transformation fatigue.’

By Martin Ehl
 

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