New articles on the TOL website


The Emperor’s New Clothes
Can an ordinary Belarusian dress just like President Lukashenka?
By Paulina Kaltavicanka


March 24
Tips for Russians Traveling Abroad
Useful counsel from the Foreign Ministry: avoid racial slurs, don’t insult an Uzbek’s mother, and above all do not raise your eyebrows while in Britain.

Serbia’s Joke Party Is No Laughing Matter
A student with practically no platform beyond satirizing the political elite is gaining ground ahead of the presidential vote.

March 23
Huge Ukraine Arms Blast Blamed on Saboteurs
Thousands are being evacuated from area around military base near Kharkiv.

The Vanishing Armenian Nose
More and more Armenians are paying to make their most prominent physical feature smaller.

Putin Critic Gunned Down in Kyiv
Police chief says exiled former Duma MP Denis Voronenkov was likely the victim of a contract killing.

March 22
Polish Payment App Gaining in Popularity
An alternative to PayPal, Blik enables users to carry out an array of transactions securely and at the touch of a fingertip. 


Postcards Commemorating Ukraine War Dead Capture Human Dimension 
Sent to people all across the world, the postcards aim to “make the war more personal,” says project’s initiator. 

Moldovan Prisons: Judged and Found Wanting 
Critics from the Council of Europe to the government itself say Moldova needs a more humane prison system. And they’ve kept on saying it for years.
By Zarina Alimbaeva

Should They Stay or Should They Go? 
Soaring unemployment and an economic crisis are pushing more and more Azerbaijanis to seek their fortunes abroad.
By JAMnews


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