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Through the Borders of Europe, and Beyond

Trans Europa Express. By: Paolo Rumiz. Publisher: Feltrinelli, Milan, Italy, 2012.

November 22, 2013 - Giacomo Manca

Through the Borders of Europe, and Beyond

Trans Europa Express. By: Paolo Rumiz. Publisher: Feltrinelli, Milan, Italy, 2012.

November 22, 2013 - Giacomo Manca

Behind Poland’s Success

Rok 1989 i lata następne (1989 and the Following Years). By: Tadeusz Mazowiecki. Publisher: Wydawnictwo Prószyński i S-ka, Warsaw 2012. Tadeusz Mazowiecki, now 86 years old, is one of the best known and most respected politicians in Poland. Despite his advanced age, Mazowiecki is still very politically active: he advises the current president of Poland, […]

October 28, 2013 - Grzegorz Nurek

The Ukrainian Journal

A Ukrainian magazine published in Prague, but addressed to readers in multiple countries – the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia? But who would read this? Where did the idea for such a specific customer profile come from? The interest in Ukraine is not only prejudged by geographical proximity, but by the strong presence of Ukrainian […]

May 11, 2013 - Example Author

Jużnyj Kavkaz Almanac

The Russian Jużnyj Kavkaz (Southern Caucasus) almanac can hardly be counted as an "ideological and cultural magazine". Indeed, it is even questionable whether or not we are actually dealing with a magazine. According to the definition of "almanac" found in the dictionary, it is a publication, usually a periodical, containing the work of various writers. […]

May 11, 2013 - Example Author

Novaja Europa Deplores Lack of European Values

As the journal’s title clearly indicates, it is a source in which Europe is always topic for discussion. Novaja Europa (New Europe) publishes informational and analytical articles about trends in EU politics and culture, alongside coverage of regional EU strategies, the Eastern Partnership, and, of course, EU-Belarus relations. With respect to the latter topic, namely, […]

April 18, 2013 - Veranika Mazurkevich

A Socratic Dialogue

Change or Decay: Russia’s Dilemma and the West's Response. By: Lilia Shevtsova and Andrew Wood. Publisher: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC, 2011. This review originally appeared in New Eastern Europe Issue 2/2012. Lilia Shevtsova and Andrew Wood are no strangers to the community of Russia watchers. Shevtsova, a Russian national currently with the […]

September 21, 2012 - Example Author

The Northern Path

A Review of Lotem gęsi (Following the Path of Geese) by Mariusz Wilk. This review originally appeared in New Eastern Europe 3(IV)/2012. Mariusz Wilk, Polish writer and wanderer, does not write his diaries like others do. Wilk has a different intellectual perspective in writing: for him what matters is space and place, and to follow Wilk, […]

August 13, 2012 - Łukasz Wojtusik

Behind the Scenes – Belarus Free Theatre

Evening. A leafy Oxford suburb in early summer. I take my place in the theatre amid academics and indefinite Russophiles, knowing that as soon as the lights dim, I will be transported far away. This is Minsk 2011, performed by the legendary Belarus Free Theatre. The Theatre was founded in 2005 by husband and wife […]

August 10, 2012 - Annabelle Chapman

Still Looking at the Stars

Europe: An Unfinished ProjectEdited by: Michał Bardel and Grzegorz JankowiczPublished by: Fundacja Tygodnika PowszechnegoKraków 2011 You are sitting outside in the Central European sunshine. Over black coffee, your erudite companion – a writer, a historian, perhaps – is sharing his thoughts. Around you, crisis: rising unemployment statistics, endless political negotiations, a lack of purpose. But you […]

April 18, 2012 - Annabelle Chapman

Loneliness in Prague

LonelinessArt Exhibiton by Samuel Havadtoy  Through April 10, 2012Stará ČistírnaPapírenská 6, Prague 6, Czech Republicwww.staracistirna.cz Putting sculptures of Lenin and Pinocchio in a wastewater treatment plant seems a bit eccentric, but a new exhibition in Prague by Hungarian artist Sam Havadtoy is an ingenious mix of whimsy and industry. “The idea was very site specific,” Mr. […]

April 3, 2012 - Jacy Meyer

So Many Stories in One Piece

Exhibit: Another Air – Close Your Eyes and Open Your WindowThe Czech-Slovak Surrealist GroupLocation: Prague 1, Old Town City HallDates: 9/2/2012 – 4/4/2012 Surrealism exhibit in Prague offers retrospective from the past 20 years. “Many people believe surrealism is a dream, escape, imagination but that is nonsense. It comes from reality and in it we […]

February 20, 2012 - Jacy Meyer


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