12 January 2017
Russian Yogi Charged Under Extremism Law

Legislation has been used against Scientologists, Protestants, and other small religious groups.

12 January 2017
Smugglers Ravage Gobi Desert Dinosaur Treasures

Mongolia has vast fossil hunting grounds but few resources to patrol them.

10 January 2017
Central Asian Uighurs Caught Between Two Fires

The region’s small Uighur community is keen to distance itself from accusations of terrorism.

9 January 2017
Uzbekistan Delays Adoption of Relaxed Travel Rules

The isolated country’s dream of becoming the next Central Asian tourist mecca is on hold.

9 January 2017
East Europe Cold Snap Begins to Ease

The bitter weather that bore down on much of Europe in recent days left a trail of death and damage.

5 January 2017
Boosting Female Presence in the Armenian Military

Going against established gender roles, the Armenian army's initiative to include women in its ranks proved a success. From 

By Emil Danielyan
Hasan Huseinov
3 January 2017
An Empire Divided by a Common Language

'Sovietization' by means of Russian was devastating both for the Russian language and other languages across the old USSR, linguist Hasan Huseinov argues.

By Kseniya Turkova



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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