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Belarusian Waltz

by Andrzej Fidyk and Torstein Grude

In Belarus, Europe's last dictatorship, performance artist Alexander Pushkin uses his "patriotic" art to protest his government's policies and persecution.

POV, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

Carmen Meets Borat

by Mercedes Stalenhoef

What happened to the villagers who were misled into appearing as backward and ignorant Kazakhs in the film Borat?

Global Voices

The Caviar Connection

by Dragan Nikolic and Jovana Nikolic

A fishing roulette about the Rat brothers, cats, dogs, and caviar.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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The English Surgeon

by Geoffrey Smith and Rachel Wexler

A British neurosurgeon confronts the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine.

Global Voices, POV, Global Perspectives Collection

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Family Portrait in Black and White

by Julia Ivanova

One foster mother is raising 16 black orphans in Ukraine, a country where 99.9 percent of the population is white, and where race does matter.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

For God, Tsar and Fatherland

by Nino Kirtadze and Paul Rozenberg

Russian nationalism percolates in a castle outside Moscow, where Mikhail Morozov — who longs for a return to the glory days of Old Russia — rules autonomously over young initiates, laying the groundwork for a rapidly growing right-wing movement.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

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The Mosquito Problem & Other Stories

by Andrey Paounov, and Martichka Bozhilova

In a world instantly transformed by ideologies, regimes, and dreams of economic prosperity, characters’ lives intersect in a sinister past and nuclear future.

Global Voices, Global Perspectives Collection

My Perestroika

by Robin Hessman and Rachel Wexler

My Perestroika follows five ordinary Russians living in extraordinary times — from their sheltered Soviet childhood, to the collapse of the Soviet Union during their teenage years, to the constantly shifting political landscape of post-Soviet Russia.

POV, Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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Putin's Kiss

by Lise Birk Pedersen

Nashi is an increasingly popular political youth organization with direct ties to the Kremlin. Officially, its goal is to support the current political system by creating a future elite among the brightest and most loyal Russian teenagers. But their agenda is also to keep the political opposition from spreading their views among the Russians.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

A Story of People in War and Peace

by Vardan Hovhannisyan

After 12 years, journalist and former P.O.W., Vardan Hovhannisyan returns to the Soviet Union in search of answers to the war and lessons for peace.

Global Perspectives Collection, Global Voices

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