Eastern Europe & Russia

Cossack rap
18 April 2011
A Cossacking Good Time Premium

Traditional, irrepressible, Orthodox, radical – just some of the clashing ingredients that go into the burgeoning underground music scene on the river Don.

By Nikolay Protsenko
 
15 April 2011
Rights for the Inconvenient Ones Premium

Russian judges and lawmakers are slowly taking heed of the plight of people kept in institutions without consent.

By TOL
 
14 April 2011
Three Against the Establishment Premium

It’s not hard to do provocative art, but in Moldova it can be a challenge to arouse public interest in fringe culture.

By Alexandru Eftode
 
Svarog
12 April 2011
Getting Back to Nature, Slavic Style Premium

Ukraine’s modern-day pagans run the gamut from artsy sun worshippers to hard, angry metal bands.

By Ksenia Korzun
 
Surkov cover
12 April 2011
Dark Prince of the Kremlin Premium

The speeches and essays of Vladislav Surkov – half-Chechen, one-time aide to Khodorkovsky, sometime novelist, and current-day political technician – reveal a scary self-awareness. From openDemocracy.

By Richard Sakwa
 
11 April 2011
Poland's Body Blow Premium

The Smolensk plane crash might have been a chance for rapprochement between Russia and Poland, but it was too useful as a political tool.

By Wojciech Kosc and Parker Snyder
 

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