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Life as a Vod, Russia’s Disappearing Ethnic Group

Mon, 01 May 2017 15:13:45 +0000

Made up of just a few dozen people, the world’s largest community of Vods lives outside St. Petersburg. Victoria Vziatysheva recently spoke to some of the Vods’ last living descendants.


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Morbid Propaganda in Macedonia Takes Aim at Western Ambassadors

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:03:46 +0000

"The xenophobia has terrible consequences, doesn't it? Therefore, please stop spreading it!"


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The World According to Russian Stereotypes

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:52:25 +0000

RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.


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Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

Sat, 10 May 2014 20:12:16 +0000

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.


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European Citizens Call for the Protection of Media Pluralism

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:14:19 +0000

“European institutions should safeguard the right to free, independent and pluralistic information”. The quote, from the Media Initiative website, summarizes the main idea behind a pan-European campaign that aims at urging the European Commission to draft a Directive to protect Media Pluralism and Press Freedom. The Media Initiative is running a European Citizens’ Initiative – a tool...



The Sad Fate of Multimillionaire Marriages in Russian Officialdom

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:38:00 +0000

Russia’s leading anti-corruption blogger, Alexey Navalny, is making waves again with his latest online work, a series of allegations against Maxim Liksutov, the head of Moscow’s department of transportation.



Eastern Europeans to Boost UK IT Industry

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:29:20 +0000

The UK labour movement restrictions placed several years ago to prevent migrants from Romania and Bulgaria from moving permanently and seeking employment in the UK will be lifted on January 1, 2014. Some predict large migrations of workers from these two countries, among the poorest in the European Union, while...



Macedonia: Decades-Old International Poetry Festival in Focus

Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:41:59 +0000

Portugese filmmaker André Soares published a short video documentary about the Struga Poetry Evenings, an international poetry festival held in Macedonia since 1962.


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Macedonia: Blogging in Estonian about Skopje Marathon/Half-Marathon

Tue, 15 May 2012 22:35:30 +0000

Sandra Jürs blogged in Estonian about her participation in the Skopje Marathon/Half-Marathon [mk, en] on May 6, 2012. Written by Filip Stojanovski · comments (1) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Estonia: Places to Eat Out in Tallinn

Fri, 27 Apr 2012 00:08:41 +0000

Nami-Nami recommends places to eat out in Tallinn in Spring 2012. Written by Veronica Khokhlova · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Europe: Will ACTA Treaty Pass After Protests?

Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:09:08 +0000

The ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA) by the European Parliament has been delayed in expectation of an opinion from the European Court of Justice on its conformity with fundamental rights.


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Estonia: The SS-Trap Revisited

Mon, 16 Jan 2012 09:26:24 +0000

Kloty of Gedanken über Estland portrays [ger] Estonia's ambivalence over its historic past, as rumours and denials recur that the government wants to declare Estonians who fought in German uniform during the Second World War freedom fighters. Written by Vilhelm Konnander · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit...



CEE: “Spotted by Locals”

Sun, 08 Jan 2012 01:08:32 +0000

Spotted by Locals: Experience cities like a local features a few dozen locations, including CEE cities of Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Krakow, Ljubljana, Prague, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius, Warsaw, and Zagreb. A random sample post from Zagreb, Croatia: Hrelić Flea Market – The Aleph of Zagreb; from Bucharest, Romania: The Haunted...



Estonia: Language and History

Mon, 12 Dec 2011 20:04:20 +0000

Giustino of Ithing for Eestimaa discusses Estonians’ obsession with language – and especially their own as opposed to Russian – against the backdrop of a recent interview with the country's president Toomas Ilves. Written by Vilhelm Konnander · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus



Baltics-Sweden: Twenty Years of Independence

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 16:13:11 +0000

Albatros of Litauen blog reports about [ger] Swedish celebrations of 20 years of independence for Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and how Swedish Prime Minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, apologised to his Baltic colleagues for recognizing soviet annexation during World War II. Written by Vilhelm Konnander · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter...