Amanda Sonesson speaks to Johanna Rannula about her exhibit Siberian White, documenting the experiences of Estonians forcibly relocated to Siberia by the USSR.
Amanda Sonesson reviews Sergei Lebedev's latest novel, The Goose Fritz, a story about "how the difference between life and death can lie in the specific order of a bunch of letters."
Just a week before the seriousness of the ongoing pandemic really hit, when it was still possible – though a bit complicated – to travel between countries, I found myself in a hotel [...]
🇺🇦 Ukraine Monthly Digest: President Zelenskyy to meet with Putin, and movie depicting the Holodomor premiers
– On October 1st, news broke that representatives from Ukraine, Russia, the separatist territories of Luhansk and Donetsk, and the OSCE had signed the Steinmeier Formula, a slimmer, [...]
– On May 13th, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sat down with US President Donald Trump for talks on security and trade. The meeting allegedly took 45 minutes in total, with private [...]
🇭🇺 Hungary Monthly Digest: character assassination of a teenager and V4 leaders plan to meet in Jerusalem
– The government of Hungary’s decision to modify its labor law (deemed the “slave law” by protesters and the opposition) and to establish a new administrative court in Hungary, which [...]
– With the Hungarian Parliament adopting two sets of legislation, one stipulating that the amount of overtime per person and year will increase from 250 to 400 hours, and the other that a [...]
🇭🇺 Hungary Monthly Digest: Orbán Grants Political Asylum and Prominent University Is Forced to Relocate
– The end of October saw rising tensions on the Bosnian-Croatian border, where Croatian police were refusing migrants from Asia and Africa to enter into the European Union. As a result, [...]
As a so-called terrorist and enemy of the people according to the former Uzbek regime, long-time human rights defender Elena Urlaeva has also been called the bravest person in her native [...]
Emerging as a new and independent state after the fall of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan has remained one of the world’s most isolated countries under the rule of President Islam Karimov. This [...]