The wave of Syrian refugees into Bulgaria isn’t just a humanitarian crisis – it’s an educational crisis, too
At the top, the rhetoric over the disputed territory is increasingly bellicose, but among the region’s people, it hits a proud and mournful note.
The millennia-old musical tradition of aitysh remains relevant in modern Kyrgyzstan.
TOL video: Nomadic tradition makes a mark in haute couture, and in Kyrgyz women’s economic lives.
TOL slide show: Following Putin’s re-election, Russians pack a Moscow square to rally against the old new president.
TOL Talk: A Russian sociologist considers the divisions in his country and the chances for democracy to take root.
The Hungarian parliament heard a lot of raised voices this year, but none so sweet as these.
TOL podcast: Rock, folk, and world music artist Lu Edmonds on the music of Central Asia and his work to preserve and promote it.
At an age when most Bulgarians are retired, a shoeshine man in Sofia keeps working to supplement his meager pension.
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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.