Society

17 June 2010
Signs of the Times Premium
TOL slide show: Young Praguers put their political views in writing for a visiting photographer.
By Alla Maximova
 
17 June 2010
The Motherland’s Talented but Prodigal Children Premium

Bulgaria has given the world a huge pool of artists, writers, and other creative folk. But why do they all have to leave the country?

By Boyko Vassilev
 
16 June 2010
Fawning Over the Grandson

A new book can’t praise enough the extraordinary accomplishments of Turkmenistan’s president. From openDemocracy.

By Maria Yanovskaya
 
16 June 2010
The Waiting Room Premium

A photographer documents a decade of Belarus’ tentative search for a post-Soviet national identity.

By Bill Crandall
 
15 June 2010
A Match That Was Waiting for a Strike Premium

TOL Talk: One analyst says pent up frustrations and wrong-headed policies made the violence in southern Kyrgyzstan inevitable.

By Barbara Frye
 

14 June 2010
'My Homeland Is Here'
TOL slide show: Two elderly Azeri women reflect on coming to – and staying in – Nagorno-Karabakh.
By Kristine Khanumian
 
14 June 2010
Solomon's City Premium
Efforts to ease Kyrgyzstan’s regional and ethnic divides have long faced their greatest challenge in Osh. Six years ago, those efforts seemed to be working.
By Hamid Toursunov
 
10 June 2010
Coming Soon: The Fee-for-No-Service System Premium

Instead of dealing with brutality in the army, some lawmakers aim to establish a fee for those who want to opt out.

By Galina Stolyarova
 
9 June 2010
Skating on Thin Ice in Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi threatens to be overshadowed by a centuries-old row between Russia and the dispossessed Circassian nation. From openDemocracy.

By Sufian Zhemukhov
 

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