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Around the Bloc: Films from Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia Clean Up at Cannes
A Kazakh actress and a Polish director win prestigious awards at the film festival; other films from region explore sensitive social issues.21 May 2018

Around the Bloc: International Organizations Question Kazakhstan’s Commitment to Free Press
Authorities’ crackdown on two news sites that reported on prominent former politician raises concerns about media’s ability to investigate country’s bigwigs.
21 May 2018

Columns: We Don’t Need No Context
Roger Waters sent a message during his concert in Bulgaria that led some to think that the revered musician was a little out of his depth in modern politics.
21 May 2018

Around the Bloc: Maradona Heads for Belarus
The Argentine football legend’s career takes another startling twist.
18 May 2018 

Around the Bloc: Sarajevo Braces for Erdogan’s Visit
Turkish leader hopes to garner support from Europe-based Turks as he seeks to secure his grip on power.
18 May 2018 

Around the Bloc: Ukraine Accuses RIA Novosti Editor of Treason
Authorities say the Russian state news agency participates in the Kremlin’s “hybrid information war.”
18 May 2018

FROM THE TOL ARCHIVE – EDITORS’ PICK Russian Commissars Ice ‘Repugnant’ Stalin Comedy
Meanwhile, state prosecutors say the air cadets whose twerking video landed them in big trouble did nothing illegal.
25 January 2018

Kazakhstan Moves to Crack Down on Islamic Dress
In Tajikistan as well, religious institutions and their followers wrestle with new restrictions.
6 February 2018