Citizens of Belarus are beginning to use social networking sites to plan protests against reckless government spending.
In the southwest corner of Russia, an Islamist insurgency has spread out of Chechnya into neighboring regions of the North Caucasus and is claiming hundreds of lives a year.
More than 350 homes were damaged in the 2010 Ajka Alumina plant disaster. Eight months later, the victims are still struggling to start new lives.
Last year a reservoir at the Ajka Alumina plant in Hungary collapsed, releasing toxic mud into the surrounding area. Now, 8 months later, those affected by the accident are still rebuilding.
The remnants of Kosovo's Trepča mining and smelting complex.
Former Chernobyl liquidator Natalia Manzurova experienced the devastating effects of nuclear power firsthand at the site of the worst nuclear accident in history.
How do you move an audience from passive viewership to engagement? David Rochkind discusses his educational portal on the Tuberculosis epidemic.
Brazil greats including Romario and Dunga take on local team in game organized by Chechnya's colourful head Ramzan Kadyrov.
Moldova has one of the highest rates of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) anywhere in the world. The country's hospitals lack funding and resources to prevent the spread of this deadly disease.
Russian forces tighten security after a cable car explosion and an attack on a minibus by Islamist guerrillas in troubled North Causasus, near the popular Elbrus mountain ski destination.
The families of suspected Islamist guerrillas in the North Caucasus have always faced harassment from Russian security forces. Now a shadowy vigilante group has started targeting them as well.
Though media attention is scarce, a guerrilla war taking place across the North Caucasus has ramped up. Killings are commonplace as Russia fights to retain control over the Islamist insurgency.