Saturday 23 October 2021
06 September 2021
'Don't Cry': Growing Up In Kyrgyzstan With A Long-Distance Migrant Mom
Generations of children have grown up in Kyrgyzstan without parents who leave the country to work, mostly in Russia. Aigerim is 9 years old and lives with her grandmother. She dreams of joining her mom, who went to Moscow two years ago.
06 August 2021
'We Have Won': Why The Family Of A Young Belarusian Prisoner Still Holds Out Hope
Mikita Litvinenka is one of thousands of Belarusians who have been imprisoned for taking part in protests over the August 9, 2020, election, widely seen in the country -- and in the West -- as rigged. In July, he was sentenced to four years in prison.
27 July 2021
'I Had To Say Something': Horrific Child Murder Prompts Tajik Animated Film
An animated film has been made in Tajikistan reflecting on the controversial case of a 5-year-old girl who was raped and killed near Moscow. Filmmaker Lolisanam Ulugova says she was moved to create the movie after seeing the girl's father in tears.
26 July 2021
When Wearing The Wrong Socks Or Dancing Is A Crime In Belarus
Tens of thousands of people have been detained in Belarus in a brutal government crackdown after a disputed election in August 2020 extended the decades-long rule of Alyaksandr Lukashenka. For such "crimes" as wearing the wrong socks or dancing in the streets, people have been fined or even jailed.
08 July 2021
Tbilisi Rallies Against Violence Following Attacks On LGBT Pride Parade
Georgian police on July 6 detained over 100 individuals for attempting to disrupt an anti-violence rally in Tbilisi intended as a response to nationalists' and ultraconservatives' disruption of a July 5 march for LGBT rights.
03 July 2021
Miss Belarus 2021: Protesters Need Not Apply
19 May 2021
Big Sentences For Little Protests: Belarus Crackdown Targets Smallest Signs Of Dissent
A Belarusian man faces two years of forced labor after being accused of insulting a policeman in an online chat room, while a 19-year-old arrested for putting an opposition flag in his student dorm window could now go to prison for seven years on extremism charges.
13 May 2021
'We Don’t Have Hope Anymore’: Afghans Grieve, Blame Government After Deadly Attack On Kabul Girls’ School
Fifteen-year-old Masuma, an Afghan schoolgirl, just wanted to learn. But her decision to attend classes on May 8, 2021 ultimately took her life. The bombing of Kabul’s all-female Sayed Al-Shuhada School, located in a predominantly ethnic Hazara neighborhood, killed 85 people and wounded some 150.
12 May 2021
'Kids Started To Jump Out Of The Windows': Student Describes Attack On Kazan School
Over a thousand students up to high-school age attend School No. 175 in Kazan, Russia, the site of a gunman's attack on May 11, 2021 that killed nine people, seven of whom were children. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Tatar-Bashkir Service spoke with this 6th-grader eyewitness about the attack.