Society

24 May 2017
The (New) State of Alania

A recent referendum renaming South Ossetia opened up the age-old topic about Alanian history and heritage in the Caucasus.  From JAMnews.

By Mikhail Shevelev
 
23 May 2017
Bulgaria Tops EU Road Death Statistics

Roads are substantially safer in the EU than they were 15 years ago, but the west-east divide is not closing.

 
19 May 2017
Two Chechens Fleeing Persecution Offered Asylum in Lithuania

The Baltic country may be the first in the world to receive gays escaping a reported purge against homosexuals, while Poland continues to send back asylum seekers to Belarus. 

 
19 May 2017
Special Treatment

The use of punitive psychiatry against political opponents appears to be on the upswing in post-Soviet states.

By Madeline Roache
 
18 May 2017
Slovenian City Bans Concert by Notorious Croat Singer

Marko Perkovic Thompson’s highly charged lyrics have been used to justify concert bans in at least five countries.

 
17 May 2017
New Language Hopes to Become Slavic Lingua Franca

The brainchild of a Czech linguist and a Croatian anthropologist, the language aims to build bridges between Slavic people.  

 
17 May 2017
Islamic Games Reveal Azerbaijan’s Jekyll/Hyde Personality

Baku celebrates Islamic unity and tolerance even as its sincerity about religious freedom comes under scrutiny.

 
15 May 2017
Pope Francis No Believer in Medjugorje Miracle

The pontiff adds his voice to growing skepticism about the Virgin Mary’s supposed visitations to the Bosnian town.

 

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