The List of Officially Concerned about the results of the Eurovision song contest is growing – alphabetically that would be Ilham Aliyev, Alexander Lukashenko, Sergey Lavrov… Who paid whom for what & who should have voted differently…”why? because!” – read also on RFE/RL: Eurovision Vote Theft Claims Roil Russia, Azerbaijan. And the famous Azerbaijani song before [...]
After the Krakow meeting of foreign ministers from V4 & EaP countries: “If Ukraine and the EU do not sign the agreement, what is Plan B?” There is no Plan B, answer Adam Reichardt & Giacomo Manca on New Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, “Alexei Pushkov, head of the Russian State Duma’s International Affairs Committee, has said he is skeptical about [...]
The Caucasus Research Resource Centers | Social Science in the Caucasus: Nostalgia for Stalin in Georgia: Between Respected and Unjustifiable “Overall, the CB data reveals that Georgians have more positive views towards Stalin than Armenians and Azerbaijanis. However, only a very small proportion in each country admires Stalin.”
The charm of Sukhumi singers performing classic pop songs of Abkhazia in the pictures taken by Rob Hornstra (@thesochiproject) allowed him to win the first place in World Press Photo Arts and Entertainment—Stories category. Giorgio Comai presents the original songs on Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso - watch, listen, enjoy!
“At the popular TV series “Game of Thrones” there are seven noble families fighting to control the Iron Throne of Westeros”… but it’s a minor scuffle comparing to the situation of Russian language and the fight among National Languages and Ethnic Idioms in the post-Soviet region. “Game of languages” by Tiago Ferreira Lopes on Strategic Outlook (pdf):