Stories about Eastern & Central Europe
10 April 2017
In Krasnoyarsk, the third largest city in Siberia, local environmentalists have found their savior: Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio.
5 April 2017
Lawmakers in the St. Petersburg area want to purge online social media of all children under the age of 14, and eliminate Internet anonymity.
4 April 2017
On April 4, the Hungarian government adopted an amendment to new legislation on higher education that might bring an end to the Central European University.
LiveJournal releases a new user agreement, revealing what steps it's taking to adjust to its new existence as a blogging platform in full compliance with Russia’s stifling Internet laws
In the month of March, Zakhar Prilepin and Vsevolod Chaplin treated Russian Internet users to some extraordinary displays of what they'd no doubt call patriotism.
3 April 2017
After an attack forced authorities to close down the St. Petersburg metro, the city's residents came through for each other in a big way.
2 April 2017
1 April 2017
31 March 2017
In the wake of the largest opposition protests since 2011-12, Russia's prosecutor general is cracking down on the organizers of demonstrations planned for April 2.
28 March 2017
Russian youths have invigorated Alexey Navalny's anti-corruption campaign by challenging educators in classrooms and sharing footage of teachers and administrators trying to indoctrinate students against political activism.
It’s dramatic, it’s campy, it’s gay, and it comes with Russian subtitles: meet the translators bringing RuPaul's Drag Race to the Russian-language Internet.
25 March 2017
23 March 2017
"Brilliant green" is becoming the unofficial color of Russia’s opposition movement.
Global Voices interviews Ara Malikian, an Armenian violinist who grew up in Lebanon, about the influences that shaped his life and his music.
Citing his group's past success, Alexey Navalny implies that coming out to demonstrate against corruption could net as much as 10,000 euros for each person wrongly detained and fined.
21 March 2017
What started out as a playful response to an attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny quickly turned into an online protest.
Leaked audiotape reveals how a Russian school principal insulted her students, saying they lack patriotism, after they challenged her criticisms of opposition leader Alexey Navalny.
18 March 2017
Vera Shengelia, a Russian journalist and a mental health activist, recently visited a young man at a residential care center for adults in Moscow. The experience shook her.