The difficulties reaching the European Union during the coronavirus pandemic affect not only migrant workers' incomes, but, also, potentially, EU food supplies.
Azerbaijani tradition dictates that women who have never been married should only live with their birth families. Though Azerbaijan stresses its support for gender equality, breaking with this practice does not come easy. But for some women in their late teens and 20s, the need can be paramount.
They’ve studied to be a tractor driver-mechanic, a sailor, and a rescue diver. But despite the celebrations of women’s accomplishments on March 8 for International Women’s Day, females in Russia still do not have the legal right to work in these professions.
Even after the EU and the United States adopted sanctions barring investment in Crimea, scores of EU companies have continued to do business on the peninsula, often through murky ownership structures, an investigation by Current Time has found.
A mid-range, no-frills Crimean hotel might not seem the type of investment with an indirect link to one of the world’s largest custodian banks, BNY Mellon. But the Sevastopol Pansionat, located in Crimea’s resort town of Yalta, is exactly that.
After failing dozens of times to pass a law criminalizing domestic violence because of resistance from socially conservative Orthodox Christian forces, Russian activists and their allies in the State Duma are mounting yet another try.
A 72-year-old woman in Belarus has racked up more than $16,000 in fines for taking part in decades of demonstrations and protests, many alone and holding the banned Belarusian first republic flag.
Russia's police and self-described "patriotic" groups have unleashed a campaign to shut down performances by rappers and experimental musicians, who, they claim, are bent on corrupting the country's youth.
Reports of Russian mercenaries taking part in the war with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have dogged the conflict since its 2014 start. But how to distinguish between rumor and reality?