December 16, 2014 / Untold Stories
Dimiter Kenarov
Georgii, a resident of Crimea, struggled with drug addiction for years before finding a solution in opioid substitution therapy (OST). But when Russia annexed the peninsula, it dismantled the program...
December 16, 2014 / Quartz
Misha Friedman
Following Russia's annexation of Crimea, intravenous drug users lost access to their opioid substitution therapy. Many are now faced to choose whether to leave, return to drug use or to die.
December 16, 2014 / Huffington Post
Dimiter Kenarov
When Russia annexed Crimea in March of this year, it closed down all OST (opioid substitution therapy) programs. As a result, drug users in Crimea have found themselves in a serious predicament.
December 15, 2014 / ABC Australia | Radio National
Dimiter Kenarov
Journalist Dimiter Kenarov talks about his Black Sea project on Australian radio.
December 3, 2014 / Huffington Post
Dimiter Kenarov
Pasha is a transgender person from Sevastopol, Crimea, but Russia's annexation of the peninsula earlier this year threw his whole life into chaos. Today he is a refugee in Kiev.
November 17, 2014
Jon Sawyer, Misha Friedman, Nora FitzGerald
In Vladimir Putin's Russia, and in occupied Ukraine, a rough road for LGBT activists and intravenous drug users.
November 14, 2014 / Quartz
Misha Friedman
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 10, 2014 / The Washington Post
Yana Paskova
As depopulation saps Bulgaria, severe structural and industrial decay become increasingly common.
November 9, 2014
Yana Paskova
Yana Paskova begins her Pulitzer Center project by hosting @NewYorkerPhoto Instagram feed, providing a real-time look at her project on Bulgaria 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
November 7, 2014 / Untold Stories
Dimiter Kenarov
One of the great European rivers, the Dniester has been heavily exploited in the past century and today faces numerous environmental threats. One man has taken up the task of saving it.
November 4, 2014 / Untold Stories
Dimiter Kenarov
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.
November 3, 2014
Yana Paskova
A look at the intended—and unintended effects—of democracy on Bulgaria, a nation still undergoing social and economic upheaval, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
October 29, 2014 / The Ecologist
Dimiter Kenarov
With 300,000 hectares of forests, fields and steppes damaged by fire, the war in Ukraine has done huge damage to the country's environment. But there has been an upside: a new green spirit.

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