26 August 2016
Steven Seagal Enjoys Belarusian Hospitality, With a Side of Carrots and Lard

Known for cozying up to dictators, the Hollywood action hero was the guest of the Belarusian president. 

24 August 2016
Skyrocketing Female Suicide Attempts in Kazakhstan

Recent surge in suicide rates among young women in southern province brings uncomfortable issues to the forefront of public debate.

3 August 2016
Montenegro’s Last ‘Sworn Virgin’ Dies

The centuries-old Balkan custom allowed women to dress as men and take on the privileges of manhood – except sex.

25 July 2016
93-year-old Czech WWII Pilot Flies His Beloved Spitfire Again

The former RAF pilot had not flown one in 70 years.

25 July 2016
A Tribute to Pavel Sheremet

The Belarusian journalist, killed by a car bomb last week, was a larger-than-life figure who inspired many with his tenacious reporting and forceful personality.

14 July 2016
Dissenting Montenegrin Admiral Posthumously Honored Premium
An admiral in the Yugoslav Navy in 1991, Vladimir Barovic chose to kill himself rather than bomb the Croatian coast.
13 July 2016
Whatever Happened to Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha? Premium

Deposed in 1946 by the Communist takeover, only to become prime minister more than half a century later, the last Bulgarian monarch is still leading a busy life.

By Lyubomir Martinov
5 July 2016
Some Well-Needed Attention for Domestic Violence in Kazakhstan Premium

An attack on a local actress and pop media producer gets people talking, with social media users showing solidarity but also mocking the problem. 

By Gillian Rochkind
2 June 2016
LSD in Communist Bulgaria Premium

Doctors had been experimenting with LSD years before the psychedelic revolution hit the United States.

31 May 2016
Vegan Café Attacked in Tbilisi Premium

Disruption appears to be work of far-right extremists acting against a symbol of an alternative lifestyle.




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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