November 14, 2014 /
Intravenous drug users in Russian-annexed Crimea experience the effects of the transition. The substitution therapy they once relied upon is illegal under Russian law.
November 11, 2014 /
With Russia annexing Crimea, life has changed for everyone in the LGBT community. Some have left Crimea, while others are adjusting to the new realities of homophobic Russia.
November 4, 2014 /
Kuyalnik Estuary is a large brackish lake on the outskirts of Odessa, Ukraine, and home to one of the country's oldest sanatoriums. Today it is on the brink of environmental disaster.
October 20, 2014
The Crimean Peninsula’s annexation by Russia means a return to the shadows for LGBT people who now face public prosecution.
October 15, 2014 /
Yegor Guskov and Bogdan Zinchenko, who owned a gay bar in Sevastopol, feared for their business — and their family.
October 3, 2014
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
October 3, 2014 /
Russian law prohibiting the dissemination of "homosexual propaganda" to minors claims its first victims: a small weekly newspaper ordered to pay a hefty fine and a teacher fired from his job.
September 17, 2014 /
Crimean officials ramp up homophobic rhetoric.
September 17, 2014
Pulitzer grantee Misha Friedman travels to Russia to report on how LGBT communities have been affected by the amendment to Russia's Child Protection law, which effectively criminalized homosexuality.
September 10, 2014 /
Neglect and denial. According to Russian public health activists that's the Russian government’s strategy for tackling the challenge of HIV.