A crackdown against Muslims with links to an Islamist organization has parallels to a Stalinist purge in the 1940s, writes Hannah Lucinda Smith in Simferopol.
Tensions between Russia and the West mean both sides have let the memories of Crimean War dead fade.
This summer, 45,000 children from 57 countries will visit the Artek centre near Yalta. For three weeks, they will live the lifestyle once considered the model for young communists, sleeping in dorms and eating meals in huge canteens while wearing color-coded uniforms.
Although investment from Moscow soared in Crimea, prices are high, goods expensive, and tourists scarce.
Facebook’s enforcement of its own rules during the Ukrainian election was a Potemkin village of regulations riddled with cracks and loopholes that were easily exploited, writes grantee Nina Jankowicz.
Ukraine's recent election was driven by the same media impulses as the 2016 US election; now it's up to the media to stop producing infotainment and start producing content for the public good.
Volodymyr Zelensky is a comedic actor with no government or military experience who will now preside over a country in conflict with Russia.
A Russian-speaking presidential candidate is challenging myths about linguistic divisions in Ukraine.
Ukraine is walking the fine line between protecting democratic discourse and trampling free speech during a divisive presidential election season.
Actor Volodymyr Zelensky was the most popular candidate for Ukraine's presidency in the polls taken just before the election.
Photographer Misha Friedman says his study of Ukrainian prisons is about the traces that a society leaves behind. At the root of his work, though, are the people left behind.
The Orthodox Church in Ukraine has been under the authority of Moscow since 1686. Until the 2014 war with Russia, that situation bothered few. Now a growing number of congregations, approximately 500 so far, have joined a new independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, angering Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Why is there a rush for cryptocurrencies in places that don't exist? A story set in the post-Soviet space, where ultra-libertarianism meets kleptocracy and sanctions evasion.
Ukraine—the home of Europe’s hot war, and the Petri dish where Russian information operations are tested—holds a consequential presidential election in spring 2019.
Church parishes throughout Ukraine are voting to no longer recognize Moscow's authority as Russia blames the U.S. for meddling in Orthodox affairs, raising tensions ahead of elections.
With the war in Ukraine at a standstill, will crowd-funded military support break the deadlock?
Women and children spend months in Ukrainian prisons in torturous conditions. What is being done to change that?
The Ukrainians who overthrew their president in 2014 were driven mainly by anger about corruption. It has proved harder to change the country's habits than its leaders.
From Estonian militias to separatist fighters in Ukraine, tensions between NATO and Russia are approaching Cold War levels.
Two years after Euromaidan, the Russian seizure of Crimea and conflicts in eastern Ukraine, a depressing new reality has sunk in for many displaced Ukrainians: they're not getting their old lives back.
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.
As war rages in Ukraine, what do the country's post-Soviet dueling identities mean for its future?
Russia's government crackdown on the LGBT community is fueling an alarming increase in the AIDS epidemic in Russia. New infections increased by 10 percent in 2013.
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
Journalist and photographer Misha Friedman discusses his reporting on incarceration and prison reform in Ukraine.
Following one Ukrainian oligarch’s money trail helps to expose flaws in our global financial system. Oliver Bullough discusses what happened to him when he did so.
Circumnavigating and sometimes crisscrossing the sea by ferry, visiting settlements and protected sites, Dimiter Kenarov draws a new environmental map of the Black Sea and its coastal area.
Journalist Sophie Pinkham discusses her reporting on AIDS activism in eastern Ukraine and how the war and take-over by pro-Russian separatists have affected HIV treatment and policy.
Julia Barton and Misha Friedman traveled to Ukraine in May 2016 to report on the country's internally displaced people. The government has registered 1.7 million IDPs, but the true number could be higher.
On the front lines in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian soldiers face off against the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, the war is being fought like it was a century ago: in trenches.
Yigal Schleifer explores the European political sphere after the Cold War and examines the struggle for democratization in three countries: Hungary, Ukraine and Turkey.
Photographer Misha Friedman talks about Ukrainian Police reform: why he chose to do this project and why it matters.
What does it mean to be a Ukrainian? Journalist Sarah Topol spent five weeks in Ukraine looking for an answer.
Photographer Misha Friedman traveled to Crimea to find out how Russian annexation affected the vulnerable people there.
Dimiter Kenarov and Boryana Katsarova discuss their reporting from Ukraine in a post-referendum Crimea.
This week: how the world's poorest countries lose billions at the hands of corrupt officials, the journey of a Nigerian girl, and building urban life from scratch in Haiti.
Reforming Ukraine's health system, cleaning up fashion's supply chain, and seeking relief from sanctions in this week's newsletter.
As America grapples with police reform, it's also funding a new force in Ukraine.
This week's News Bite lesson explores Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin's four-part film series investigating the global impacts of growing tension in Eastern Europe.
Pulitzer Center grantees report from the front lines of the new Russia-NATO cold war.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
Photographer's new book brings together a decade of reporting on a growing global phenomenon that now affects more than 10 million people.
Regional reporting and historical prospectives create fertile ground for conversation between Sarah Topol, Dimiter Kenarov and Marvin Kalb.
"Everyday Africa" and other Pulitzer Center grantees included in the Atlantic's Roughly Top 100 non-fiction pieces of 2014.
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?
The Pulitzer Center staff shares favorite images from 2014.
Politics in Russia has always made for interesting theater, the current crisis in Crimea being no exception.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Students explore explore Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin’s project “Cold War Fault Lines," which considers growing military activity in Eastern Europe.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how journalists use various mediums to tell different accounts of Ukraine's internally displaced persons.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.