Life imitates art in Vladimir Putin's Crimea.
Two performances seem to be taking place in parallel: one inside the theater with actors, and another in the streets outside with soldiers in green balaclavas and no recognizable insignia.
In 1976 it looked like a good idea: divert the waters of the Danube into a salt-water lagoon on Ukraine's Black Sea coast. But the result has been a human and environmental disaster on an epic scale.
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.