January 2, 2015 / AOL News
Misha Friedman
Amnesty International in France featured Misha Friedman's story of a gay couple forced to flee their home in Crimea due to discrimination.
January 2, 2015 / NPR
Joanna Kakissis
For many Syrians, Russia was a second motherland, thanks to longtime ties between Damascus and Moscow. But since the Syrian war began, Syrians have discovered Russia is a trap.
December 16, 2014 / Untold Stories
Misha Friedman
Irina, a drug user for almost 30 years, is one of those most at risk following Russia's annexation of Crimea.
March 28, 2014 / Untold Stories
Alyssa Howard
As Crimea officially joins Russia, international observers shift their attention to the future of Ukraine.
March 10, 2014
Tom Hundley
The crisis in Crimea has triggered a state of high dudgeon among the political classes here in Washington.
March 9, 2014
Marvin Kalb
Pulitzer Center senior adviser Marvin Kalb explains why Putin's actions in Crimea will ensure his political demise.
Image by Boryana Katsarova. Ukraine, 2014.
March 6, 2014
Dimiter Kenarov, Boryana Katsarova
Edging to the brink of civil war, Crimea has turned into a geopolitical crisis, perhaps the gravest threat to peace in Europe since the end of the Cold War.
February 27, 2014 / Untold Stories
Misha Friedman
A small group of LGBT activists tries to change the situation in one of Russia's most homophobic cities.
February 24, 2014 / Untold Stories
Misha Friedman
Dmitry Chizhevsky came to a Rainbow Coffee party in Saint Petersburg, an LGBT gathering. Little did he know that a few moments later he would lose his eye in an attack.
February 6, 2014 / Brookings Institution | Up Front
Marvin Kalb
As the Olympic Games begin in Sochi, Ukraine totters towards an economic and political collapse—a condition so potentially contagious to Russia that a concerned President Putin has begun a crackdown.
Image by Misha Friedman. Russia, 2013.
January 11, 2014
Misha Friedman
With homophobic rhetoric now legitimized by federal law, being gay in Russia can be extremely dangerous.
January 8, 2014 / BuzzFeed
Misha Friedman
Gays and lesbians living far from Russia's major population centers face daily discrimination and frequent violence.
December 27, 2013
Meghan Dhaliwal
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2013.

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