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Transitions Online

Online magazine covering political, social, cultural, and economic issues in Turkey and the former communist countries of Europe and Central Asia

Latest posts by Transitions Online

‘If you thirst for freedom, seize it!’: The songs of the Belarusian uprising

The songs of protest that have become some the most vital symbols of the 2020 Belarusian revolution are varied in their origins and surprising in their complexity.

Transnistrian election fraud ‘a slap in the face of Moldovan democracy’

Moldovan journalists with Ziarul de Garda investigate how voters in Transnistria, a unrecognized republic bordering Moldova, sold their votes during the July 2021 Moldovan election.

Hydrogen: Savior or boondoggle for Russia?

The Kremlin takes a reactive approach to developing a hydrogen fuel industry capable of competing on European markets.

With attacks on Ukrainian activists on the rise, civic pressure is key to ensuring justice

Harassment and attacks against civic activists in Ukraine are on the rise, say human rights defenders. Anti-corruption work, environmentalism, and LGBT rights remain the most dangerous spheres of activism.

Ukrainian library reinvents itself for a New Age

A youth library in Kherson shows the way to thriving in uncertain times as an educational and literary hub for the local community and wider region.

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