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"We aren’t just suffering”: a new magazine celebrates the joys of being queer in Russia

“We aren’t just suffering”: a new magazine celebrates the joys of being queer in Russia

Makers of Siberia: meet the trailblazing entrepreneurs revolutionising Siberia's creative landscape

Makers of Siberia: meet the trailblazing entrepreneurs revolutionising Siberia’s creative landscape

Star dancer Sergei Polunin dropped from Paris Opera ballet after sexist, anti-gay rant

Star dancer Sergei Polunin dropped from Paris Opera ballet after sexist, anti-gay rant

These 9 books will tell you everything you need to know about the New East now

These 9 books will tell you everything you need to know about the New East now

A New East Christmas: the Calvert guide to last-minute gifts this holiday season

A New East Christmas: the Calvert guide to last-minute gifts this holiday season

Revolutionary postcards: trace the fate of one anti-tsarist caricaturist and his seditious images

Revolutionary postcards: trace the fate of one anti-tsarist caricaturist and his seditious images

Crystal Swan director Darya Zhuk on how to make a hit movie in Belarus

Crystal Swan director Darya Zhuk on how to make a hit movie in Belarus

Meet the photographer capturing the desolate beauty of St Petersburg's suburban trash

Meet the photographer capturing the desolate beauty of St Petersburg’s suburban trash

The New East goes underground: the best contemporary art galleries you’ve never heard of

The New East goes underground: the best contemporary art galleries you’ve never heard of

Debris on a Luminous Plain: the Birmingham exhibition you can’t afford to miss

Debris on a Luminous Plain: the Birmingham exhibition you can’t afford to miss

Coast to kitchen: take a culinary tour across the Black Sea with Caroline Eden’s new cookbook

Coast to kitchen: take a culinary tour across the Black Sea with Caroline Eden’s new cookbook

Joanna Lillis enters the world of Kazakh ‘returnees’ in an extract from her new book

Joanna Lillis enters the world of Kazakh ‘returnees’ in an extract from her new book

Russian design icon Gosha Rubchinsky has just been accused of plagiarism

Russian design icon Gosha Rubchinsky has just been accused of plagiarism

Join the Polish artist turning thousands of scraps of electronic junk into visions of the future

Join the Polish artist turning thousands of scraps of electronic junk into visions of the future

Access denied: New East DJs are missing out on UK gigs, and it’s female artists who suffer most

Access denied: New East DJs are missing out on UK gigs, and it’s female artists who suffer most

Tomorrow’s Tolstoy: publisher Yelena Shubina on the wait for a great novel about contemporary Russia

Tomorrow’s Tolstoy: publisher Yelena Shubina on the wait for a great novel about contemporary Russia

A bigger splash: inside the Sofia art space in a rooftop swimming pool

A bigger splash: inside the Sofia art space in a rooftop swimming pool

Akram Aylisli: how one Azerbaijani writer dealt with a book burning campaign against him

Akram Aylisli: how one Azerbaijani writer dealt with a book burning campaign against him

Regenerating Georgia: the architects behind Tbilisi’s Fabrika look beyond the capital

Regenerating Georgia: the architects behind Tbilisi’s Fabrika look beyond the capital

Watch this Hungarian artist transform plastic waste into Suprematist art

Watch this Hungarian artist transform plastic waste into Suprematist art