Saturday 9 January 2010
November 11, 2009
The Deadly 1999 Attack On Armenia's Parliament
November 11, 2009
Swine Flu Fears Seize Eastern Europe
September 15, 2009
Life Under The Tsar
At the start of the 20th century, photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorsky won the support of Tsar Nicholas II to conduct an ambitious photographic survey of the Russian Empire. Between 1907 and 1915, Prokudin-Gorsky traveled widely in a railroad car equipped with a darkroom, recording aspects of Russia’s diverse culture.
September 01, 2009
The Families Whose Wounds Will Never Heal
Five years ago, more than 330 people -- including 186 children -- were killed in a botched rescue attempt to free hostages held at a North Ossetian school by Chechen militants. Photographer Maxim Marmur recently returned to Beslan to document the residents whose wounds will never heal.
August 23, 2009
The Baltic Way: 20 Years On
On August 23, 1989, thousands of people formed a human chain linking the three Baltic capitals in a peaceful demonstration for personal freedom and national independence. The event marked 50 years since the signing in Moscow of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
August 06, 2009
June 30, 2009
Kashgar: Life In An Ancient Silk Road City
Kashgar is an ancient Silk Road trading hub located more than 4,000 kilometers west of Beijing, in China's autonomous Xinjiang region. Its old city has survived, and remains an important Islamic cultural center for the Uyghurs, the Turkic ethnic group living in Xinjiang. But Kashgar's rich Central Asian heritage is being threatened by an ambitious government redevelopment plan that some say has a hidden agenda. Here's a look at life today amid Kashgar's old streets.
June 25, 2009
Iranian Women On The Front Lines
Iranian women have taken a highly visible role in the public protests since the contested June 12 vote. Hundreds of thousands have turned out to support reformist candidate Mir Hossein Musavi, while others voted mainly to say “no” to President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who they see as setting back the cause of women’s rights in Iran.
June 23, 2009
Georgian Artists At The Prague Biennale
The Prague Biennale, an international exhibition featuring some 200 artists, pays special attention this year to young painters from Georgia. The 11 featured Georgian artists are united not by style or specific themes, but by a high degree of engagement with political and social issues in their rapidly changing country.