Folklore

Uplifting, avant-garde children’s book illustrations from the USSR

Uplifting, avant-garde children’s book illustrations from the USSR

Hamid Ismailov’s Manaschi is a magnetic novel about the bard-shamans at the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s myths | Calvert Reads

Hamid Ismailov’s Manaschi is a magnetic novel about the bard-shamans at the heart of Kyrgyzstan’s myths | Calvert Reads

Myth, fiction, reportage: 8 books that paint a portrait of the North Caucasus, then and now

Myth, fiction, reportage: 8 books that paint a portrait of the North Caucasus, then and now

How one artist is turning lockdown anecdotes into animated Russian fairytales

How one artist is turning lockdown anecdotes into animated Russian fairytales

Reclaim eastern Europe’s queer history with new London workshop

Reclaim eastern Europe’s queer history with new London workshop

After the firebird: tales of magic from Russia’s Pskov region

After the firebird: tales of magic from Russia’s Pskov region

Step into the world of Mavka, the Ukrainian animation inspired by a feminist hero

Step into the world of Mavka, the Ukrainian animation inspired by a feminist hero

Wild men: the ancient pagan ritual that still thrives in rural Bulgaria

Wild men: the ancient pagan ritual that still thrives in rural Bulgaria

Artist resurrects the spirit of Beckett for her Armenian folk tale

Artist resurrects the spirit of Beckett for her Armenian folk tale

Dos and don’ts for migrants in Moscow, as told by Russian fairytale characters

Dos and don’ts for migrants in Moscow, as told by Russian fairytale characters

Romanian folktale inspires London photographer

Romanian folktale inspires London photographer

Daily bread: artist to adorn a Birmingham church with Czech baked goods

Daily bread: artist to adorn a Birmingham church with Czech baked goods

Cut and paste: an Armenian collagist rips up the rule book

Cut and paste: an Armenian collagist rips up the rule book

Balkan idol: meet the artist who lit up the internet in Bulgaria, with a bit of help from Beyoncé

Balkan idol: meet the artist who lit up the internet in Bulgaria, with a bit of help from Beyoncé

US video game adapts Ukrainian fairy tale

US video game adapts Ukrainian fairy tale

The Barbican to premiere performance inspired by Lithuanian folklore

The Barbican to premiere performance inspired by Lithuanian folklore

Russian fashion collective Nina Donis publishes new lookbook

Russian fashion collective Nina Donis publishes new lookbook