Filing out of their Ukrainian language school - one of just six in the whole of Crimea - fourth graders Lisa and Masha spoke of how much they enjoy studying here. “This is because we are Ukrainians,” they said with wide smiles. [more]
Relations between Belarusian literature and a city have always been very complicated. In this unequal marriage, literature repeatedly ran to its endless lovers – a town, a farm, a village – leaving the city in none too good a plight. But the city was waiting. [more]
It started at about 4:15 a.m. on March 24, with dull explosions echoing over Feodosia. Russian soldiers and Russian-backed Crimean self-defense forces threw stun grenades into the territory of the Ukrainian 1st Separate Marine Battalion. [more]
In 2010, if you asked Belarusians who Iryna Khalip was, many would have said she is a muckraking journalist who works for independent media. Her stories, they would have said, provoke many of the online discussions in Belarus. [more]
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