12 December 2017
Russia Jails Estonian for Espionage Premium

Estonia has accused or convicted a half-dozen people of spying for Russia since 2015, and now Moscow follows suit.

11 December 2017
Controversial Nureyev Ballet Opens at Moscow’s Bolshoi Premium

The premiere opened to rapturous applause while director remains under house arrest, facing embezzlement trial.

6 December 2017
Russia's Tearful Isotopes
Russian atomic regulator's foray into meme-making fails to quench rumors of nuclear leaks. From Global Voices.
By Christopher Moldes
5 December 2017
Journalist or Foreign Agent? Premium

Under new Russian legislation, U.S.-funded media face more restrictions and challenges.

1 December 2017
Hacker Admits Aiding Russian Agents in Yahoo Breach Premium

One of two FSB agents indicted by U.S. in same case may have been playing a double game.

1 December 2017
Russian Church, Crime Fighters Reopen Probes of Nicholas II’s Death Premium

Orthodox bishop denies anti-Semitic overtones in remarks about ‘ritual murder’ of last czar and his family.

30 November 2017
Putin Pledges Money to Boost Birthrate Premium

The knock-on effects of the social chaos in the 1990s will depress population growth for years to come, Russia’s economy minister says.

28 November 2017
Russia vs. Council of Europe Premium

Critics led by Ukraine grind teeth as human rights watchdog’s chief says it should meet Moscow’s demands.

27 November 2017
All in the Family Premium

In charge of spending “money from Allah,” the Kadyrov Foundation has become an institution in itself in Chechnya, overseeing a web of companies connected to the political elite. From the Caucasian Knot.

27 November 2017
EU Criticizes Russia’s ‘Foreign Agent’ Media Law Premium

Several major media outlets, such as RFE, VOA, and Deutsche Welle, might be subjected to stricter controls and requirements.



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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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