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How Slovene author and adventurer Alma Karlin travelled solo across the globe — and fought the Nazis

How Slovene author and adventurer Alma Karlin travelled solo across the globe — and fought the Nazis

How two sisters are rebuilding Bulgaria’s sunken villages online

How two sisters are rebuilding Bulgaria’s sunken villages online

Rediscovering Boris Poplavsky: poet, exile and enfant terrible of Russia’s Silver Age

Rediscovering Boris Poplavsky: poet, exile and enfant terrible of Russia’s Silver Age

Lana Gogoberidze: the feminist filmmaker at the centre of a Georgian cinematic dynasty

Lana Gogoberidze: the feminist filmmaker at the centre of a Georgian cinematic dynasty

How Polish director Wanda Jakubowska used her own experience in Auschwitz to create ‘the mother of all Holocaust movies’

How Polish director Wanda Jakubowska used her own experience in Auschwitz to create ‘the mother of all Holocaust movies’

Hungarian photographer Kíra Krász finds tenderness in textbooks and Tetris

Hungarian photographer Kíra Krász finds tenderness in textbooks and Tetris

VIJ! How one Bulgarian magazine defied the odds and became a cultural institution

VIJ! How one Bulgarian magazine defied the odds and became a cultural institution

Back to Basha: the enigmatic star of the Polish Poster School who shunned the spotlight

Back to Basha: the enigmatic star of the Polish Poster School who shunned the spotlight

Elizaveta Svilova: the woman behind The Man With a Movie Camera

Elizaveta Svilova: the woman behind The Man With a Movie Camera

Remembering Yanka Dyagileva, the queen of Siberian punk who died as the Soviet Union fell

Remembering Yanka Dyagileva, the queen of Siberian punk who died as the Soviet Union fell

Brodka is bending all the rules with her infectious Brutalist-inspired pop

Brodka is bending all the rules with her infectious Brutalist-inspired pop

‘Pussy Riot’s dream was to create a movement:’ the evolution of Nadya Tolokonnikova

‘Pussy Riot’s dream was to create a movement:’ the evolution of Nadya Tolokonnikova

Behind the surreal, satirical lens of Binka Zhelyazkova, Bulgaria’s prolific female director

Behind the surreal, satirical lens of Binka Zhelyazkova, Bulgaria’s prolific female director

‘Maidan was the best time of my life:’ meet Andriy Lyubka, Ukraine’s rising literary star

‘Maidan was the best time of my life:’ meet Andriy Lyubka, Ukraine’s rising literary star

How collective Femiskop is using women’s stories to kickstart ecofeminism in Azerbaijan

How collective Femiskop is using women’s stories to kickstart ecofeminism in Azerbaijan

Urbanites and existential angst: the not quite figurative world of painter Sanya Kantarovsky

Urbanites and existential angst: the not quite figurative world of painter Sanya Kantarovsky

Selma Selman is the Bosnian artist breaking down cars, washing machines, and the patriarchy

Selma Selman is the Bosnian artist breaking down cars, washing machines, and the patriarchy

‘I slept with my emergency bag near my bed.’ Belarusian author Victor Martinovich on his banned political thrillers

‘I slept with my emergency bag near my bed.’ Belarusian author Victor Martinovich on his banned political thrillers

‘A writer should express the human condition on every page:’ Romanian literary star Mircea Cărtărescu on life, literature and success

‘A writer should express the human condition on every page:’ Romanian literary star Mircea Cărtărescu on life, literature and success

In her novel Catch the Rabbit, Lana Bastašić explores who tells the story of Yugoslavia’s ethnic conflict

In her novel Catch the Rabbit, Lana Bastašić explores who tells the story of Yugoslavia’s ethnic conflict