The election in Russia might have offered little or no choice, but still provided unique insights into the state of affairs at the Kremlin and gave a glimpse into the Russian future. From Novaya Gazeta.
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An economic gathering and a papal visit send radically contrasting messages about politics and society.
Russia brands independent journalists and activists “foreign agents,” as the West looks on.
Instead of confronting Poland’s behind the scenes leader Kaczynski, the Commission preferred to strike a rotten deal with him. A commentary from Gazeta Wyborcza.
Thirty years ago this week, hardliners in Moscow failed to overthrow Gorbachev, but their legacy lives on in Putin’s Russia.
A new kind of museum exhibit reflects the metamorphosis of a once-sleepy Ukrainian town into a regional capital – and not only that.
Interviews with inhabitants of two small towns in Hungary with sharply contrasting experiences of COVID vaccination. From Telex.hu.
How Europe’s plastic waste ends up on a roadside in Adana. From Inside Turkey.
A new exodus: leaving Russia in 2021. From Novaya Gazeta.
After a period of infatuation in Central and Eastern Europe, promise fatigue and changing geopolitics have led to policy changes from Vilnius to Bucharest. From the Prospect Foundation.
Disinformation campaign intensifies as Afghan refugees arrive in North Macedonia, and even Glenn Beck gets into the act.
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