(FRANCE 24) Transnistria is a rebel republic inside Moldova in the far east of Europe, born from the ashes of the Soviet Union. More than 25 years after a peace agreement was signed in 1992, the self-declared state has not been recognised by a single UN country. Transnistria acts as if it is independent: it has its own government, military, currency, and national anthem.
(NOW-THIS WORLD) There's post-Soviet conflict in Europe that has still yet to be resolved. Here's a look at the history behind why Azerbaijan and Armenia both claim ownership over the autonomous region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
(DEUTSCHE WELLE) The Soviet Union began to crumble post 1970 - and fell apart completely after 1991. The former Soviet countries were left bankrupt and traumatized and facing what would be an anarchic decade.
(PBS FRONTLINE) Watch former National Security Council member Daniel Fried’s candid, full interview on Putin and allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election – all part of "The Putin Files", FRONTLINE's media transparency project.
(VICE) In the northeast region of Kazakhstan, near the Russian border, sits a stretch of land where the Soviet Union spent years testing the atomic bomb. During the Cold War, the government conducted more than 400 nuclear tests at a compound known as the "Polygon" in Semipalatinsk, a city 200,000 people called home.
(DEUTSCHE WELLE) One of Putin’s biggest fans and a prominent businessman in the agriculture industy, Stefan Dürr has built a farming empire in Russia.
(MERSHON CENTER, OSU) Jesse Driscoll, an associate professor of political science and chair of the Global Leadership Institute at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California-San Diego, spoke about "Ukraine's Civil War" at the Mershon Center, Ohio State University, on September 14, 2017.
(VICE) In October of last year, Alexander Lukashenko swept to his fifth term as the Belarusian president, marking 22 years in power. Despite the elections being marred by allegations of fraud, the EU has this month lifted travel sanctions against Lukashenko's government, as a reward for good behavior — the elections passed without a repeat of 2010’s violent crackdown against opposition parties.
(i-D) In this episode of Global Street Style, i-D heads to Russia for exclusive backstage access to Gosha Rubchinskiy’s spring/summer 18 show in St. Petersburg, and to meet the prolific post-1991 generation carving out their own future.