People

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
 
6 November 2014
Casting Light on Serbia’s ‘Dark Times’
The cartoonist Dusan Petricic has inspired generations of children to stick to basic rules. He’s now applying the same methods to grown-ups.
By Uffe Andersen
 
30 October 2014
Kremlin Media Arm Set to Go Global, Bosnian Serbs Imprisoned for '92 Massacre

Plus, Rosneft denies pitching a laundry list of sanctions remedies, and a new report traces Uzbekistan’s cotton profits.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
23 October 2014
Kyrgyzstan’s Anti-Gay Law Breezes Past First Hurdle

Activists say if the measure passes, even coming out could be dangerous. From EurasiaNet.org.

By David Trilling
 

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Call for Videos: Where Have the Winds of Change Blown You?

For most people in TOL’s coverage regions, life changed fundamentally 25 years ago. For good or ill, they are leading lives few could have anticipated before the fall of communism or the Berlin Wall.

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