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War in Ukraine

Evil Is Not Absolute; Good Will Triumph

Evil Is Not Absolute; Good Will Triumph

A conversation with Olena Zelenska, first lady of Ukraine, as she rallies support for her country and shares her thoughts on what comes after the war. From Respekt. 

Talks With Kirill

Talks With Kirill

The story of a 19-year-old student, transformed by war into a soldier. From Dennik N.

An Emerging Pattern of Terror

An Emerging Pattern of Terror

Human Rights Watch’s reporting on Bucha might have prompted the Russian government’s ban on the organization after three decades of activity.

Meeting for Coffee in Kyiv

Meeting for Coffee in Kyiv

Even with mass graves on its outskirts, the Ukrainian capital begins a tentative return to normal life. From Respekt.

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A Proud Patchwork

A Proud Patchwork

Poland’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale features important female figures in Romani culture depicted in fabric. From Romea.cz.

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‘No Taboos’ 

‘No Taboos’ 

A Czech nonprofit creates lesson plans to help instructors improve the state of sex education. From Denik Referendum.

‘Everyone Was Naive’

‘Everyone Was Naive’

The director of a film about the slaying of a journalist says the case resonates all the more loudly as more European democracies come under threat.

Risky But Right

Risky But Right

Earlier this week, the European Commission brought the hammer down on Hungary for rule-of-law violations – a perilous move amid a raging war, but the correct one.