The rush for the ‘white gold’ of Siberia is devastating fragile landscapes and furthering the illegal trade in elephant ivory.
Bellingcat’s Aric Toler explains how investigating sources, images and stories from Russia and Eastern Europe can be challenging without the required tools. From FirstDraftNews.com.
Deaths of 14 Kyrgyzstani migrants underline the often hard conditions that Central Asian workers face.
The Scandinavian country comes under fire for plans to build a new fence to deter migrants on a border crossing with Russia.
Locals thankful for road renovations, which unknown smugglers undertook to enable traffic for trucks loaded with contraband EU fruit.
Set in the Cold War era, the movie features a team of mutant heroes from different Soviet republics fighting against a nasty villain.
Ukrainian leader warns of possible Russian invasion, while the Pentagon tries to inject a note of realism into increasingly tense debate.
Caucasus mufti, controversial Orthodox priest defend female genital mutilation, saying it eliminates ‘depravity.’
Otherwise a rather faceless official, Anton Vaino is gaining fame for his odd “scientific” inquiries.
Krishna follower faces sanctions for speaking to passers-by and handing out religious books.
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.