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Discover the new DIY music video from Ukrainian post-punk trio The Jossers

24 February 2017 · Kiev · Ukraine
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  • (The Jossers – Moron (Official Music Video) / TheJossers / YouTube)

See a different side to Kiev in this new DIY music video from Ukrainian post-punk/neo-psychedelic trio The Jossers — join the dramatic journey of a glass jar…

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Brutal east: studio Zupagrafika launches post-war architecture paper cut-outs

24 February 2017 · Poznań · Poland
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Poznań-based Hispano-Polish design studio Zupagrafika has unveiled “Brutal East”, a kit of illustrated paper cut-outs that allows you to recreate central and eastern European brutalist architecture from the comfort of your desk.

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U Can Take: check out this new Tatar hip hop video

24 February 2017 · Russia
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Tatar rapper and YouTube vlogger Irina Smelaya has premiered a new video by her hip hop project Tatarka.

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1.6 million to be rehoused in huge Moscow demolition project

23 February 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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A Moscow Khrushchyovka undergoing demolition in 2008 (Image: Sidik iz PTU under a CC licence)

Moscow city authorities have announced plans to tear down around 8,000 Soviet-era housing blocks, in a vast clearance programme that will see 1.6 million people lose their homes.

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First graffiti school to open this weekend in Tbilisi

23 February 2017 · Tbilisi · Georgia
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Fabrikaffiti, Tbilisi's first graffiti school, gallery and shop, is set to open on Saturday.

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UK girl group Little Mix open Brit Awards in Croatian-designed outfits

23 February 2017 · Croatia
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Possibly the British pop music event of the year, the 2017 Brit Awards had a little Croatian flavour — girl group Little Mix opened the show last night in costumes by Croatian designer Juraj Zigman.

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Bitter Harvest: movie about Ukrainian famine released worldwide this week

23 February 2017 · Ukraine
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Bitter Harvest, a romantic-drama about the Holodomor famine set in Soviet Ukraine, comes to cinemas in Ukraine and abroad this week.

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Child’s play: Russian kids to storm miniature Reichstag

23 February 2017 · Russia
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The Reichstag in Berlin in 2013 (Image: Avda / avda-foto.de under a CC licence)

The Russian military has announced that aspiring soldiers in Russia's Youth Army will soon be able to relive the Soviet Army's capture of Nazi Berlin in 1945, thanks to a mini replica of the German Reichstag (parliament) building.

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Era of dance: discover how techno hit Riga in 1986

22 February 2017 · Riga · Latvia
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Get a sneak peek of Era of Dance, a new documentary on Riga's rave scene.

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Uzbek journalist freed after 18 years in prison

22 February 2017 · Uzbekistan
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Uzbek journalist and dissident Muhammad Bekjanov has been released from prison today after serving 18 years.

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