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‘Almost all famous artists have left or will leave [Russia], and those who remain will be blacklisted and banned’
For Russian rock, the “golden era” was the years of the underground, the end of the 70s and the first half of the 80s. The question is, will this “new underground” emerge?
Who will this generation be after the war in Ukraine?
I never cared about politics. And now I am 37, I have a bunch of written books under my belt, also translations, depression, and a gun.
Kyiv Animal Rescue Group has evacuated 300 cats and dogs from eastern Ukraine
The volunteers noticed that the animals living in war zones amid constant shelling are very warm to people. They are scared, and seem to want to be rescued.
A Ukrainian wartime love story
On the morning of February 24, we were not planning to go to war but to a traditional dance class. We were learning to dance the polka.
Cultural diplomacy, LGBTQ+ rights, and Ukraine in the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest
On the evening of the Eurovision Grand Final, Ternopil, the home city of Ukraine's 2023 Eurovision contestant, TVORCHI, was brutally shelled by Russian forces.
Caring for a relative with dementia while Ukraine is under siege
Olga shares her experience caring for her mother who suffered from dementia, throughout the last ten years — including during Russia's invasion.
Creative initiatives add new content from Central and South Eastern Europe to Wikipedia
From the Baltic to the Balkans, enthusiastic groups from Central and Eastern Europe are finding innovative ways to enrich the Wikipedia, which serves as a primary source of educational content in the region.
Rewritten, recorded, reframed: Ukrainian wartime songs
Home, mothers, and soil are frequent symbols in Ukrainian wartime songs. These themes have deep roots in Ukrainian folklore — which is frequently referenced in Ukrainian contemporary music.
Fertile ground for con artists in Ukraine and Russia: 30 years of scams
Spartak Subbota promoted himself in Ukraine as a scientist, doctor, and psychology guru with an average 500,000 YouTube audience. A journalistic investigation suggested that the celebrity faked his biography and credentials.
Why don't global south postcolonial countries associate themselves with post-Soviet countries of Eastern Europe?
Analogies between postcolonialism and postsocialism might be too quick and, at the very least, require examining the region’s active participation in the policing of the physical and symbolic borders of “Europe.”
Russian citizens seeking citizenship in Ukraine are left in legal limbo
In 2022, their Russian IDs became toxic, and many found themselves unwelcome in Ukraine. Since the invasion began, more and more are seeing their legal documents expire.
The rise and fall of linguistic diversity at Eurovision
Eurovision performers are opting out of their countries' official languages to sing in English in order to gain popularity with judges and fans. But is this a successful strategy?
Ukrainian couples weigh sperm freezing as the war wages on
Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale war, the demand for sperm freezing has significantly increased as couples look to the future. For Ukrainian soldiers, the process is free.
Ukrainians boost resilience and spread laughs with wartime memes
"When aspirations, opinions, values of a number of people correspond, they create a meme. Often, it is something nice, likable, cozy, childhood-reminiscent which could comfort, at least for a while."
Unpacking the controversy around Russian tourists in Indonesia
Tensions between Indonesian citizens and Russian visitors have boiled over after numerous cases of bad behavior from Russian nationals have strained relations and forced officials to take action.
‘I was overwhelmed.’ Ukrainians recall the first hours of the full-scale Russian invasion
In February 2023, Global Voices asked Ukrainians to share how they spent the first minutes and hours after they learned that Russia launched the full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
‘Until Russia's colonial mindset changes, it will pose a threat': Interview with Buryat activist
Despite claims by the Kremlin that it is fighting colonialism, any attempt to point the finger at long-lasting Russian and Soviet imperialism is severely crushed in Putin's Russia.
‘I will not write about this war,’ says acclaimed Ukrainian writer-turned soldier
I’m not sure how long it will take to make sense of all that has taken root deep inside us during the long months of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine.
Wagner recruitment of volunteers in the Western Balkans region prompts debate
Politicians from neighboring countries have been warning of spreading of PMC Wagner group influence via Serbia, where recruitment advertisement scandal was hushed up.
The story of a Ukrainian man in charge in the Chornobyl exclusion zone under Russian occupation
He saw and knew that the Russians were entrenching themselves in the exclusion zone, exposing themselves to danger. He could have told them, but no one asked.
Undertones: ‘Ukrainians have developed their own vocabulary about the war,’ Ukrainian scholar says
Dr. Tanya Lokot provides insights into the media landscape of Ukraine, outlining its dynamics.