Eastern Europe

Putin Takes on Syria

Vladimir Putin's sudden interest in Syria makes Russia a global player again.

The Making of Kiev's Police

Photojournalist Misha Friedman documents the first steps of a new Ukrainian police officers, from exams to training, graduation and finally street patrols.

Tongue-Tied on Ukraine’s Front Lines

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?