Eastern Europe

Spread of HIV in Modern Russia

In the past four years, the Russian government has systematically engaged in a crackdown on the LGBT community and NGOs, silencing AIDS awareness.

Putin's Muslim Nightmare

The Russian president’s intervention in Syria is driven by fear of Islamic extremism among his country’s own Muslim minority. But rather than squelching the threat, it’s poised to make it worse.

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.