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Take hip: listen to Yung Acid’s new album

Take a listen to Moscow-based collective Yung Acid’s new album Take Hip, released on their own label Get Busy!.

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Slovakia chooses Eva Nova for Oscars

  • (EVA NOVA Trailer | Festival 2015 / TIFF Trailers / YouTube)

Slovakia has selected Marko Škop's Eva Nova as its submission for the foreign-language film category at the 89th Academy Awards.

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First Dalmatian food pop-up to open in London

(Image: Venturin / Facebook)

Next month London will become home to the first Dalmatian food pop-up, bringing the flavours and tradition of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast to the UK.

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Tatarstan singer’s mosque dance may be out of step with Russian law

  • (Rezeda Ganiullina - Zhanym / Inkazan.ru / YouTube)

State authorities in the Russian region of Tatarstan have launched a preliminary criminal case against singer Rezeda Ganiullina — eyebrows were raised by her potentially offensive dance outside a mosque. But did anyone spare a thought for the camel?

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Disney and Warsaw design group bring Mickey Mouse to life in interactive installation

  • (MICKEYPHON - kinetic av sculpture created for Disney / panGenerator / Vimeo)

Check out Mickeyphon, an interactive, audiovisual, kinetic sculpture inspired by Mickey Mouse, created by Warsaw new media design group panGenerator, in collaboration with Disney in Poland.

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Mix the city: your Moscow soundscape

(Image: Mix the City)

Create your own musical cityscape with Mix the City, a digital platform launched by the British Council that allows you to capture the sound of your Moscow.

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Waterway: discover the floating structures of the Estonian wetlands

  • Waterway: discover the floating structures of the Estonian wetlands

    (Image: Tõnu Tunnel)

  • Waterway: discover the floating structures of the Estonian wetlands

    (Image: Tõnu Tunnel)

  • Waterway: discover the floating structures of the Estonian wetlands

    (Image: Tõnu Tunnel)

  • Waterway: discover the floating structures of the Estonian wetlands

    (Image: Tõnu Tunnel)

  • Waterway: discover the floating structures of the Estonian wetlands

    (Image: Tõnu Tunnel)

  • Waterway: discover the floating structures of the Estonian wetlands

    (Image: Tõnu Tunnel)

Take a journey into the high-water season at Estonia's Soomaa wetlands — no fear, a group of young creatives has created three special structures to keep you afloat.

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World’s first international Free Reading Zone cafe opens in Zagreb

(Image: Jonas Tana under a CC licence)

Zagreb is now home to the world's first Free Reading Zone cafe (FREZ) — a cafe where customers can access a virtual library of over 100,000 books!

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Beethoven with a bang: Russian man takes on 9th Symphony…with guns

  • (Glockophone music / practical shooting / YouTube)

Check out the president of the Russian International Practical Shooting Confederation's take on Beethoven's 9th Symphony — Vitaly Kruchin uses his passion for guns to make sweet, sweet music…

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Belarusian Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich among contenders for top UK nonfiction award

(Image: Elke Wetzig under a CC licence)

Belarusian writer and Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich has been longlisted for the UK's top nonfiction award — the £30,000 Baillie Gifford prize.

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