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12 February 2016
With oil prices tumbling and Russia’s economy on hard times, a carmaker is falling back on one of the industry’s most dependable marketing tactics: appealing to consumers’ sense of patriotism.
11 February 2016
10 February 2016
Kseniya Simonova shot to fame as a 'sand animator' after winning Ukraine's Got Talent in 2009.
"The underlying threat to this message is: If you do not comply, we will cut economic ties or otherwise make it difficult for you."
9 February 2016
“I wish I could go to the detention center and sing, so the whole thing came down,” Anastasia said, describing her “ elven-princess” wish to free her imprisoned partner.
5 February 2016
"No one else understands how to combine the mechanical principles and characters of the mas into a new work that says something about the world and our corner of it."
4 February 2016
Dozens of artists and amateurs take part in a Twitter-based drawing initiative every week with the aim of bringing more fun and art to the Internet.
The music video has 32 million views in just three weeks. Even for one of Russia’s most popular rock bands, Leningrad’s new song stands out as an exceptionally popular hit.
1 February 2016
It lasts for 40 days and is considered the longest carnival in the world. The Uruguayan Carnival brings together traditions born Europe and Africa, and offers a whole lot more.
"He was the most highly trained artist, and he brought those academic principles to art."
From "irresponsible" to "guardian of traditions": A photo of a popular matador fighting a heifer with his baby in his arms provokes a strong and mixed reaction in Spain.
31 January 2016
"Beyonce's video is a problem because it's reductive, and uses India as a prop for capitalist gain. A land and culture she has no right to."
29 January 2016
Balkan countries have joined forces to preserve the custom and push for its inclusion on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage.
28 January 2016
In this Venezuelan youth theatre group's idiosyncratic adaptations of Greek classics, the roles shape the actors as much as the actors shape the roles.
A relatively tame sex scandal highlights the unforgiving nature of Japan's entertainment industry.
Madagascar is not known for its role in World War II. Yet it was a central part of one of the darkest events of the war.
As Myanmar prepares to pursue more reforms in the next few months, websites like Featured Collectives are essential in documenting everyday life in a rapidly changing society.
27 January 2016
Peruvians can be protective of their national cuisine. Radio Ambulante's Daniel Alarcón spoke with two people who dared to speak their mind about the food, with very different results.