October 10, 2012 /
Paul Salopek
Journalist Paul Salopek is preparing to leave on a journey that will take seven years and span 39 countries—and he is doing it all on foot.
April 19, 2016 /
George Butler, Joseph Schottenfeld
An intimate profile of labor migrants making their way to Russia by train and bracing for—sometimes looking forward to—work and life in Moscow.
April 5, 2016 / WNYC Radio
Kit R. Roane
WNYC's Jack D'Isidoro and T.J. Raphael report on Nuclear Winter after grantee Kit R. Roane releases a Retro Report documentary for The New York Times on the topic.
July 16, 2015
Misha Friedman, Masha Gessen
Ukraine's government is set to completely change many of the Soviet-style state institutions, but it has a short window of opportunity and the notoriously corrupt police force is its main priority.
July 15, 2015 / The New Yorker
Masha Gessen
People, and countries, put up monuments to display what they think of history and of themselves. They tear down monuments for the same reason.
July 3, 2015 / The Guardian
Claire Provost, Matt Kennard
Supermarket chain owned by one of Germany’s wealthiest families lent money over past decade by World Bank and others as it expands into eastern Europe.
June 30, 2015
Sarah A. Topol
What does it mean to be a Ukrainian? Journalist Sarah Topol spent five weeks in Ukraine looking for an answer.
June 29, 2015
Beth Gardiner
Beth Gardiner discusses her reporting from Poland, a country with among the worst coal-driven health problems in Europe.
June 22, 2015
Tom Hundley, Sarah A. Topol
Ukraine's struggle to build a national identity dates back to the Cold-War. Facing more recent territorial struggles over the Crimea, how will the country's citizens choose to define themselves?
June 18, 2015 / Newsweek
Sarah A. Topol
Ukraine's official language is Ukrainian, but Russian still dominates newspapers, TV shows, and businesses. Efforts to promote the Ukrainian language raise the question: who is really in charge?
June 16, 2015
Sarah A. Topol
As war rages in Ukraine, what do the country's post-Soviet dueling identities mean for its future?
June 15, 2015 / Harper's
Sarah A. Topol
Ukraine's history of foreign conquest, most recently Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014, precludes any clear sense of Ukrainian identity. Could nationalism help mend Ukraine's sectarian violence?
June 3, 2015 / Brookings Institution | Up Front
Marvin Kalb
Marvin Kalb explains the vague policies of both the U.S. and Russia concerning Crimea's sovereignty and possible Western military intervention in Ukraine.