For many Syrians, Russia was a second motherland, thanks to longtime ties between Damascus and Moscow. But since the Syrian war began, Syrians have discovered Russia is a trap.
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.
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.
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.
Journalist Dimiter Kenarov talks about his Black Sea project on Australian radio.
Pasha is a transgender person from Sevastopol, Crimea, but Russia's annexation of the peninsula earlier this year threw his whole life into chaos. Today he is a refugee in Kiev.
Intravenous drug users in Russian-annexed Crimea experience the effects of the transition. The substitution therapy they once relied upon is illegal under Russian law.
As depopulation saps Bulgaria, severe structural and industrial decay become increasingly common.
Yana Paskova begins her Pulitzer Center project by hosting @NewYorkerPhoto Instagram feed, providing a real-time look at her project on Bulgaria 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
One of the great European rivers, the Dniester has been heavily exploited in the past century and today faces numerous environmental threats. One man has taken up the task of saving it.
Kuyalnik Estuary is a large brackish lake on the outskirts of Odessa, Ukraine, and home to one of the country's oldest sanatoriums. Today it is on the brink of environmental disaster.
With 300,000 hectares of forests, fields and steppes damaged by fire, the war in Ukraine has done huge damage to the country's environment. But there has been an upside: a new green spirit.