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A Viral Rap Battle Has Everyone in Russia—Including Business Journalists and Politicians—Talking

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:46:43 +0000

Even opposition leader Alexey Navalny weighed in, saying despite the profanity, the raps are "100 times more cultural than any comedy show or song contest you see on state television."

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Secular Voices in the Balkan States Oppose Religious Education in Public Schools

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:38:54 +0000

“Why do they call it ‘religious science’ when it’s not a science, but a subject about beliefs. So it needs to be called ‘religious beliefs’.”

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Think You've Mastered Tongue Twisters? Try Them in Lezgi!

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 09:50:22 +0000

While widely spoken in the Caucasus, Lezgi is an endangered language. But YouTube users are doing their best to save it.

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Bulgarian Wikipedia Announces National Entries for ‘Wiki Loves Earth’ Photo Contest

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:19:50 +0000

Wikipedia Bulgaria announced the top 10 photos that will represent Bulgaria in the "Wiki Loves Earth" international photo contest.

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No More Jailed Journalists in Macedonia: Zoran Božinovski Free on Bail After 15-Month Detention

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 18:37:37 +0000

After spending around 3 years in jails in Serbia and Macedonia, the journalist Zoran Božinovski was released from detention on July 15.

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Why Are Russians Indifferent to the Syrian Conflict?

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:57:30 +0000

"At a minimum, the numerous problems with rights and freedoms in Russia suck up a lot of time...which doesn’t leave energy for problems taking place far from Russia."

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In Macedonia, Geeks Create Free Accommodation Platform In Reaction to Hotel Price Hike for Super Cup Fans

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 22:18:04 +0000

A bunch of geeks who call themselves 'WeTalkIT' offered Manchester United and Real Madrid fans the means to find a free place to stay during Skopje's UEFA Super Cup.

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Russia's Parliament Went on a Censorship Binge Today

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:51:55 +0000

The Kremlin is cracking down on online anonymity. Again.

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Kyrgyzstan Blocks on ‘Extremism’ Grounds

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:08:20 +0000

Russia also moved to block the website and its popular 'Wayback Machine' two years ago.

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Poles Rally to Defend the Independent Judiciary From Ruling Party's Reforms

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:13:14 +0000

"Warsaw rally for #democracy and #ruleoflaw in #Poland continues... Candles symbolise hope for freedom and a better future."

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Saying Goodbye to Anton Nossik, Godfather of the Russian Internet

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:13:23 +0000

RuNet pioneer Anton Nossik died in his sleep on June 9 at the age of 51.

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A Czech Nuclear Plant Held a Swimsuit Contest to Choose Its Next Female Intern

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:32:07 +0000

The move quickly faced accusations of sexism: "What a joke! Do we make men pose in swim suits to get hired as interns?"

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Satirical Cartoonists Take Aim at Bulgaria's Media Distribution ‘Monopoly’

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:37:18 +0000

"When holding this newspaper is a reason for jealousy. There is expression, but no freedom. #Prass-Press"

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A Win for Citizen Activism After UNESCO Asks Macedonia to Stop All Construction Projects on Lake Ohrid

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 07:25:25 +0000

Lake Ohrid in Macedonia is the oldest lake in the European continent but the previous Macedonian government wanted the natural heritage area to be converted into a mega resort.

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Is the End Near for Telegram in Russia?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:22:26 +0000

Blocking Telegram in Russia would surely decrease its popularity, but there is no guarantee that it will help stifle communication among violent extremist groups.

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