Region

Eastern Europe

What Happened to Crimea?

Pulitzer Center grantee Dimiter Kenarov is interviewed by WBEZ's Worldview about his project "Ukraine: Crimea under Siege."

Dashed Hopes in Gay Ukraine

Ukrainians thought that, post-Maidan, their country would start to look more like Europe. But for members of the LGBT community, things may have even gotten worse.

The People of Ukraine Have Spoken: What Now?

After massive demonstrations and new elections, Ukrainians say they are ready for democratic reforms. But that won’t be easy, given the history of corruption and a war in the east.

Crimea: With or Without Drugs

Georgii, a resident of Crimea, struggled with drug addiction for years before finding a solution in opioid substitution therapy (OST). But when Russia annexed the peninsula, it dismantled the program.

Crimea: Drug Users' Lives Uprooted

Following Russia's annexation of Crimea, intravenous drug users lost access to their opioid substitution therapy. Many are now faced to choose whether to leave, return to drug use or to die.

Crimea's Drug Users in a Predicament

When Russia annexed Crimea in March of this year, it closed down all OST (opioid substitution therapy) programs. As a result, drug users in Crimea have found themselves in a serious predicament.