Eastern Europe & Russia

10 August 2018
Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov Said Near Death

Ukrainian ombudswoman says hunger-striking prisoner needs urgent hospital care.

10 August 2018
Russians Rally Against Pension Reform

Few policies have aroused more fury in recent years than the decision to raise the retirement age.

9 August 2018
How One Small War Dealt a Hammer Blow to East-West Relations

Russia drew valuable lessons from its easy victory over Georgia in the 2008 war.

9 August 2018
Belarus Rounds Up Independent Journalists

At least a dozen journalists have been arrested since Tuesday in one of the biggest crackdowns in several years.

8 August 2018
More Than a Neighborly Gesture

Massive financial assistance from Romania has not only led to the renovation of hundreds of kindergartens in Moldova, dampening a major reason for emigration, but also imported best practices in local financial management.

By Madalin Necsutu and Ilie Gulca


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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. 

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