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Strengthening Resilience: Promise in a Time of Climate Change

Strengthening Resilience: Promise in a Time of Climate Change

| November 14, 2017

During an afternoon of sun between the rains in the village of Tuol Ta Aek, a group of children play outside. Nearby, the water line is evident on the villagers’ homes and fences where the floods reached a year ago.

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Adwoa Adezawa: The Young Woman and the Sea

Adwoa Adezawa: The Young Woman and the Sea

| March 22, 2017

Throughout West Africa, women are often called the “invisible fishers” and their significant roles in the fishing industry mostly go unmeasured. And yet, it is becoming increasingly clear that women quietly dominate the sector—even if they don’t go out in boats.

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Cracking Down on Russia’s LGBT Activists

Cracking Down on Russia’s LGBT Activists

| January 9, 2015

“Cracking Down on Russia’s LGBT Activists” discusses the struggles of activists for LGBT rights in Russia, such as Nikolai Baev. This piece by Nora Fitzgerald was commissioned through a grant by the Pulitzer Center and published on November 17, 2014.

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In St. Petersburg, an LGBT film festival hangs on in face of Russian homophobia

In St. Petersburg, an LGBT film festival hangs on in face of Russian homophobia

| January 9, 2015

“In St. Petersburg, an LGBT film festival hangs on in face of Russian homophobia” discusses the challenges faced by the organizers of the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in Novosibirsk. This piece by Nora Fitzgerald was published by The Washington Post on November 14, 2014.

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From Ukraine’s Independence Square, the art of the revolution

From Ukraine’s Independence Square, the art of the revolution

| May 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

This piece is about a Ukrainian group calling itself “Civil Sector of the Maidan” and their protest art called “The Kingdom of Darkness Is Surrendered.” Dozens of women and men hold torso-size mirrors in their hands, reflecting the wall of riot police standing before them. This article was published in Washington Post.

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When John Steinbeck went to Stalingrad

When John Steinbeck went to Stalingrad

| December 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

“A Russian Journal” was published 65 years ago, but it is the arguably among the most honest foreign reporting for its keen powers of observation, droll humor and sheer lack of conclusion about the place. This piece was published in Russia Beyond the Headlines.

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Carrying the Moon has Made Russian Artist Leonid Tishkov a Star

Carrying the Moon has Made Russian Artist Leonid Tishkov a Star

| September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

On a pleasant September evening, the Washington Monument appears dreamy and abstract as the light permeates its cloak of scaffolding. A man in a well-worn overcoat and farmer’s hat relaxes on the grass in front of the obelisk. Next to him is another figure, an incandescent object that looks like a crescent moon.

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Gay in the USSR

Gay in the USSR

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

The article delves on the forgotten history of gay cruising in Moscow. Published in Foreign Policy, the piece talks about the book of artist Yevgeniy Fiks on the gay life in the Soviet Union from the 1920s to the 1970s.

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Leningrad Siege: When poetry aids in survival Source

Leningrad Siege: When poetry aids in survival Source

| February 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Leningrad Siege: When poetry aids in survival Published in Russia Beyond the Headlines on February 23, 2013 Berggolts lived in the city during the blockade and broadcast her poems to bolster the populace. Knowing that she was on the other end of a microphone, barricaded like them, gave Leningraders something resembling hope. After all, amid […]

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