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Tarnished: The True Cost of Gold

On Feb. 14, the Pulitzer Center releases its newest e-book on the environmental and human prices of gold mining. Whether this resource is produced in a way that is fair to all is very much up to us.

Russia: Putin's Knack for Surprise

This month Putin surprised even the biggest Russia experts: he pardoned his biggest enemy and critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. There were some surprises for Putin too from crises regions.

The Only Ballerinas in All of Abkhazia

Even in the most remote provinces across Russia and its satellites, in post-industrial towns drowning in discontent, children study in arts schools, learn painting, music or ballet.

Poland: After the Shale Gas Bubble

A year on, Dimiter Kenarov re-examines the shale gas bubble that fueled his investigation into hydraulic fracturing and sustainable energy resources, from Poland to Pennsylvania.

On the Edge of Siberia's Dark Blue Heart

Majority of Russians say that Lake Baikal should be the symbol of Russia. But in monotown Baikalsk hundreds of workers who lost their jobs this month say they feel cheated by Moscow.