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New London Exhibition Explores Israel’s Forgotten Caucasian Diaspora

22 November 2017
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  • From the series Adiga: Circassians in Israel” by James Allen

  • From the series Adiga: Circassians in Israel” by James Allen

  • From the series Adiga: Circassians in Israel” by James Allen

A new exhibition chronicling the lives of Israel’s Caucasian diaspora is set to open in London.

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Meet the New East innovators solving Europe’s biggest problems

22 November 2017 · Croatia · Czech Republic · Poland · Slovakia · Slovenia
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The New East is bursting with fresh tech talent, with companies across the region leading the globe in everything from healthcare to robotics. 

These creative innovators feature on this year’s EU Top 50: a competition challenging start-ups and entrepreneurs to take on some of Europe’s greatest challenges. They’ll be showcasing their work to the European Parliament on 28 November as part of the annual European Innovation Summit in Brussels.

The Calvert Journal took a closer look at some of the best New East start-ups to make the cut.

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‘Hollywood syndrome’: Russian website responds to Harvey Weinstein scandal with a game

21 November 2017 · Russia
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Image: lenta.ru

It’s been a tough few months for Hollywood’s rich and powerful. When US movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault in October 2017, it opened the gates to an avalanche of harassment allegations against figures of the entertainment industry.

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David Lynch travels across Georgia…in the name of meditation

21 November 2017 · Georgia
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David Lynch. Image: Thiago Piccoli under a CC license

Legendary film director David Lynch is traveling across Georgia as part of his work to promote meditation in the South Caucasus.

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New monument to Stalin’s victims unveiled after 27-year wait

20 November 2017 · Yekaterinburg · Russia
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A new sculpture honouring the victims of Stalin’s Great Terror has been unveiled in Yekaterinburg almost three decades after being commissioned by local officials.

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Follow of the week: celebrate the ugly side of Moscow

17 November 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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A post shared by architecture (@uglymoscow) on

While many of the popular Instagram accounts devoted to brutalist aesthetics are all about perfectly smooth concrete and geometric lines, @uglymoscow celebrates the city’s visual chaos and peeks into the ugly corners of the city's suburbs and sleeping districts.

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Russian Film Week to open on Sunday in London

17 November 2017
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A still from the documentary film 24 Snow that will be shown at Russian Film Week. Image: RussianFilmWeekLondon / Facebook

The second annual Russian Film Week is set to begin on Sunday 19 November in London, bringing 44 new Russian films to the U.K. capital.

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Six Czech men arrested in Astana for posing in skimpy Borat outifts

16 November 2017 · Astana · Czech Republic · Kazakhstan
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Image: Chris Price under a CC license

A group of men from the Czech Republic who stripped off to don bright green mankinins and black wigs in Astana have been arrested and fined.

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Longstanding editor-in-chief of Russia’s Novaya Gazeta to step down

16 November 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov. Image: Euku under a CC license

The long-serving editor-in-chief of Russia’s Novaya Gazeta, which is highly critical of the Kremlin, has said he is leaving after 22 years in the job.

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Novosibirsk chefs unveil a theatre made of dumplings

14 November 2017 · Novosibirsk · Russia
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Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. Photo: Dmitry Artemyev under a CC license

A scale replicate of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre made entirely of various types of dumplings was presented to the public at the InterFood Siberia food expo in Novosibirsk last weekend.

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