New East network
The New East network is a collaboration between the Guardian and a series of specialist sites writing from and about the 15 countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union. Together with the partners the network hopes to expand the conversation about the region that they call the New East, and move beyond the polarised debate of East vs. West. It features articles from the partners as well as the Guardian’s correspondents, commissions exclusive pieces from regional experts and republishes interesting work from around the web — often translating local languages into English as well as some of its work into Russian.
First-person accounts of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster form a unique oral history of one of the worst catastrophes in human historyRead more
Prominent members of Russia’s liberal opposition – including Mikhail Kasyanov – have become targets of political intimidation in the days ahead of a march to commemorate Boris Nemtsov’s murder in MoscowRead more
The findings of the controversial new UK report implicating Russian President Vladimir Putin in the murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko are biased, flawed and inconsistent.Read more
The Moscow Times is changing to a weekly magazine-style format, and that’s leading to some concern about the fate of Russia’s other independent media publicationsRead more
During World War II, the U.S. and the Soviet Union put aside their ideological divide and collaborated on a remarkable initiative to fight Nazi Germany. 70 years later, historians, war gaming enthusiasts and military veterans retrace the famed Alaska-Siberia air routeRead more