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.
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?
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?
Marvin Kalb explains the vague policies of both the U.S. and Russia concerning Crimea's sovereignty and possible Western military intervention in Ukraine.
Images by Jeneen Interlandi depict life in two Roma settlements in Hungary where residents live with what looks like deep rural poverty: no indoor plumbing, no reliable electricity, no reliable heat.
A profile of Marianna Pongo, an artist and writer who lives in Gusev, a Roma settlement in Nyiregyhaza that is blighted by poverty and struggling against segregation.
Photographs from the Vigtelep settlement in Miskolc, Hungary, where residents are facing eviction.
The Roma Holocaust, known as the Porajmos, claimed hundreds of thousands of lives during WWII. The atrocity against the Roma people was not formally recognized until 1982.
Some Syrians who came to Russia with work visas now find themselves trapped. With little chance of gaining legal status, they face exploitation from employers and police.
Pulitzer Center grantee Dimiter Kenarov is interviewed by WBEZ's Worldview about his project "Ukraine: Crimea under Siege."
Despite the establishment of democracy in Bulgaria, communism still lives in people's minds.
No tourists, frightened Tatars, and Russians have taken all the jobs. Welcome to Crimea in winter.