Watch My Friend the Polish Girl — now streaming for free exclusively on The Calvert Journal

Watch My Friend the Polish Girl — now streaming for free exclusively on The Calvert Journal

Why Russian indie book publishers are fighting the conservative mainstream

Why Russian indie book publishers are fighting the conservative mainstream

Your guide to the best independent music from the Caucasus

Your guide to the best independent music from the Caucasus

Are you an artist? This card game wants to honour Balkan women who have changed history

Are you an artist? This card game wants to honour Balkan women who have changed history

Other Zones: the free film screenings unpicking Tarkovsky’s sci-fi wonder for a strange new world

Other Zones: the free film screenings unpicking Tarkovsky’s sci-fi wonder for a strange new world

‘We use art to cope with uncomfortable situations.’ The collective putting Serbia’s mental health crisis on canvas

‘We use art to cope with uncomfortable situations.’ The collective putting Serbia’s mental health crisis on canvas

A sunny Bosnian comedy unpacks the discomforts of homecoming

A sunny Bosnian comedy unpacks the discomforts of homecoming

Podcast on Russian urbanism: politics, power and the city

Podcast on Russian urbanism: politics, power and the city

‘Who you meet is a lottery.’ Hop on a wild ride with Ukrainian Railways

‘Who you meet is a lottery.’ Hop on a wild ride with Ukrainian Railways

Sweet memories of summer in Vladivostok, Russia’s Far East capital

Sweet memories of summer in Vladivostok, Russia’s Far East capital

The gritty heart of Moldova’s DIY party underground

The gritty heart of Moldova’s DIY party underground

Beasts of the Northern wild: coming face to face with nature in one Russian village

Beasts of the Northern wild: coming face to face with nature in one Russian village

My Friend the Polish Girl confronts immigration, identity and Instagram in Brexit-era Britain

My Friend the Polish Girl confronts immigration, identity and Instagram in Brexit-era Britain

How the battle to save Tirana’s National Theatre ignited Albanians’ thirst for conservation

How the battle to save Tirana’s National Theatre ignited Albanians’ thirst for conservation

Russian Film Week shorts to watch online for free

Russian Film Week shorts to watch online for free

How the Ukrainian diaspora denounced Soviet repression through underground postage stamps

How the Ukrainian diaspora denounced Soviet repression through underground postage stamps

A genetically modified blood sucking leech-phone: the uncanny future of smartphones

A genetically modified blood sucking leech-phone: the uncanny future of smartphones

Could these pioneering chairs give women the support they need in childbirth?

Could these pioneering chairs give women the support they need in childbirth?

Learn to make nettle and feta Ossetian pies with chef Olia Hercules

Learn to make nettle and feta Ossetian pies with chef Olia Hercules

A bookshop in every village: how the late Soviets animated Moldovan rural life with books

A bookshop in every village: how the late Soviets animated Moldovan rural life with books

Letter from Makhachkala: reforging a new Dagestani identity on the Caspian coast

Letter from Makhachkala: reforging a new Dagestani identity on the Caspian coast

Letter from Boris Gleb: Owen Hatherley uncovers the peculiar history of a Soviet enclave in Norway

Letter from Boris Gleb: Owen Hatherley uncovers the peculiar history of a Soviet enclave in Norway

Inside the little-known world of the early Soviet Union's Lenin-fuelled tourism industry

Inside the little-known world of the early Soviet Union’s Lenin-fuelled tourism industry

A feast for the eyes: 10 cookbooks to add to your kitchen shelf

A feast for the eyes: 10 cookbooks to add to your kitchen shelf

Bright and eclectic: Art-Pandemic is creating a new online gallery of Eastern European art

Bright and eclectic: Art-Pandemic is creating a new online gallery of Eastern European art

Albanian artists denounce ‘systematic underfunding’ in open letter as National Theatre demolished

Albanian artists denounce ‘systematic underfunding’ in open letter as National Theatre demolished

The Watchlist: Aquarela is an impressive testimony of the indomitable forces of nature

The Watchlist: Aquarela is an impressive testimony of the indomitable forces of nature

Aloe is the St Petersburg eco-collective fighting for true connection in the era of instant connectivity

Aloe is the St Petersburg eco-collective fighting for true connection in the era of instant connectivity

Enter the surreal world of Yumzhana Suy, the Buryatian artist fusing activism and Buddhism

Enter the surreal world of Yumzhana Suy, the Buryatian artist fusing activism and Buddhism

Portraits of Russia: emerging photographers capture the faces of a young nation

Portraits of Russia: emerging photographers capture the faces of a young nation

My dear Parajanov: what Armenia’s greatest auteur taught me about creativity during quarantine

My dear Parajanov: what Armenia’s greatest auteur taught me about creativity during quarantine

Quarantine dreams: a film journeys into the vivid visions triggered by Covid-19

Quarantine dreams: a film journeys into the vivid visions triggered by Covid-19

'Slavic Misery’: the Instagram account celebrating Eastern European history through departed personalities

‘Slavic Misery’: the Instagram account celebrating Eastern European history through departed personalities

From a continent in crisis, how do emerging European photographers see the rest of the world?

From a continent in crisis, how do emerging European photographers see the rest of the world?

Budapest in focus: a special report on the battle for contemporary culture in Orbán's Hungary

Budapest in focus: a special report on the battle for contemporary culture in Orbán’s Hungary

The women directors who led the Soviet Union’s silent movie era

The women directors who led the Soviet Union’s silent movie era

#PostSovietSelfies: the Eastern European face filters taking over Instagram

#PostSovietSelfies: the Eastern European face filters taking over Instagram

Gogol’s nose and accidental luxury: Eastern European animations at the upcoming online Annecy Film Festival

Gogol’s nose and accidental luxury: Eastern European animations at the upcoming online Annecy Film Festival

How a former Vice TV host came to launch Serbia’s most successful podcast

How a former Vice TV host came to launch Serbia’s most successful podcast

#Drop33: protestors go online to oppose Hungary’s anti-trans bill

#Drop33: protestors go online to oppose Hungary’s anti-trans bill