Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from June, 2020
The reinstatement of a Catholic monument in the middle of Prague historical center brings back a passionate debate about Czech identity and opposing views on historical heroes and villains
Milada Horáková: 70 years after her sham trial and execution, Czechs reflect on their communist past
A creative visual campaign reopens old wounds as Czech society reflects on their communist past and the victims of Stalinist sham trials, including the feminist Milada Horáková.
Local media and politicians have distorted reopening policies in neighbouring countries for political gain.
"For Czech society, accepting that a non-white person can be Czech is too unusual and often not digestible."
The Czech society started discussing ethnic discrimination and diversity after the fall of Communism, which had erroneously claimed to have eradicated racism.
Last month Global Voices looked at preparations for an unusual tourist season in Albania. Now it is underway, with mixed results.
Transgender people told Global Voices that Brussels has failed to stand up to Budapest on the issue.
Fans of Soviet rock star Viktor Tsoi mark his birthday, June 21, remembering his freedom-loving songs that still resonate three decades after his death in 1990.
"When you can't pay the rent, the only thing left for you to do is build a time machine, go back in time and vote."
"I love Serbia. Considering the fact that I am a kind of smart technology, it is obvious why I choose to be in Serbia."
Global Voices spoke to academic Danielle Ross about her challenging view of the history of Islam and Islamic reform in Russia.
The mural will not be whitewashed: How dissident poet Joseph Brodsky continues to inspire free-thinking Russians
The 80th anniversary of the birth of Russian poet Joseph Brodsky was marked in Russia by an incident highlighting the special place writers still hold in Russian political culture.
"The background music for the advert is a punk version of the 1978 iconic song “Računajte na nas” (Count on us)."