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Slovakian director Marko Škop on the rise of the far right, and how film can help push back

Slovakian director Marko Škop on the rise of the far right, and how film can help push back

As North Macedonia hosts its first Pride Parade, are its LGBTQ and feminist cultural activists making a breakthrough?

As North Macedonia hosts its first Pride Parade, are its LGBTQ and feminist cultural activists making a breakthrough?

Luc Besson’s spy thriller Anna shows the West is still hung up on harmful stereotypes of Russian women

Luc Besson’s spy thriller Anna shows the West is still hung up on harmful stereotypes of Russian women

Watch this artist take to the skies to make a vertiginous statement on disabled rights

Watch this artist take to the skies to make a vertiginous statement on disabled rights

Summer playlist: 10 scorching New East hits to bring some sun to your soundrack

Summer playlist: 10 scorching New East hits to bring some sun to your soundrack

Post-Soviet summer: beat the heat at these former Eastern bloc beach resorts

Post-Soviet summer: beat the heat at these former Eastern bloc beach resorts

The condition we call exile: American-Ukrainian novelist Yelena Moskovich on losing her mother tongue

The condition we call exile: American-Ukrainian novelist Yelena Moskovich on losing her mother tongue

Almaty’s controversial giant squirrel is getting a multi-coloured plastic makeover

Almaty’s controversial giant squirrel is getting a multi-coloured plastic makeover

Supernatural Bulgarian comedy scoops top film festival prize at Karlovy Vary 2019

Supernatural Bulgarian comedy scoops top film festival prize at Karlovy Vary 2019

This Russian arthouse remake of The Simpsons is the most depressing thing you'll see today

This Russian arthouse remake of The Simpsons is the most depressing thing you’ll see today

Meet the man who built Belgrade’s theatre of broken dreams, where the Yugoslav ideal lived and died

Meet the man who built Belgrade’s theatre of broken dreams, where the Yugoslav ideal lived and died

Here’s why Belarus should be your next rave destination

Here’s why Belarus should be your next rave destination

Yoko Ono transforms a Serbian riverboat into a war memorial at Exit Festival 2019

Yoko Ono transforms a Serbian riverboat into a war memorial at Exit Festival 2019

These artists are protesting against censorship with subversive, Soviet-style X-ray vinyls

These artists are protesting against censorship with subversive, Soviet-style X-ray vinyls

Not just Chernobyl: how New East TV turned to the dark side, with a little help from HBO

Not just Chernobyl: how New East TV turned to the dark side, with a little help from HBO

Romania’s oddball auteur whistles a different tune with his new take on noir

Romania’s oddball auteur whistles a different tune with his new take on noir

This new book captures the history and reality of the black experience in Russia and Europe

This new book captures the history and reality of the black experience in Russia and Europe

Get your hands on a slice of the Eastern Bloc's art history with these vintage matchbox designs

Get your hands on a slice of the Eastern Bloc’s art history with these vintage matchbox designs

‘I woke up’: ahead of presidential elections in Kazakhstan, a young creative class fights for its future

‘I woke up’: ahead of presidential elections in Kazakhstan, a young creative class fights for its future

HBO’s Chernobyl tells a version of Soviet history that’s vital for both Russia and America

HBO’s Chernobyl tells a version of Soviet history that’s vital for both Russia and America