A guide to the new east


Architects put forward their visions for Vilnius Žalgiris Stadium and Sports Palace

Palace of Concerts and Sports in Vilnius (Image: Julius under a CC licence)

The Lithuanian Architects Union on Monday hosted a public forum about the redevelopment of the Žalgiris Stadium and the Palace of Concerts and Sports (Sports Palace), two significant structures in the centre of the Lithuanian capital.

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March in support of short-wearing held in Baku

Young people assembled on Sunday in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, to show support for people who wear shorts.

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Poll shows strong Russian support for internet censorship

A new survey shows that nearly half of Russians believe that online information should be censored.

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Man with a Movie Camera to be screened around the UK

Frame from Man with a Movie Camera (1929)

The groundbreaking Soviet avant-garde film Man with a Movie Camera (1929) will screen in selected UK cinemas throughout August and into early September.

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Hungarian government to launch public consultation on gulag memorial

Th current obelisk at Szabadság Square (Image: vanherdehaage under a CC licence)

The Hungarian government will launch a public consultation about the form and location of a monument to gulag victims.

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Serbian Orthodox Church to erect controversial steel cross

Mount Stolovi, with Maglič fortress in the foreground (Image: CrniBombarder!!! under a CC licence)

Plans by the Serbian Orthodox Church to erect a giant steel cross on top of a mountain have raised questions about the role of the Church in the country.

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Russian media watchdog calls for investigation into gay emojis

Gay emojis might violate the Russia-wide  “gay propaganda” ban, according to Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor.

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Czech postal service to honour Sir Nicholas Winton

Sir Nicolas Winton in 2007 (Image: Li-Sung under a CC licence)

Czech Post, the Czech Republic's state-owned postal company, will pay tribute to Sir Nicholas Winton with a special edition stamp.

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Polish artist Paulina Olowska to transform room at Tate Modern

Scene from The Mother An Unsavoury Play in Two Acts and an Epilogue (Image: BMW Tate Live Paulina Olowska)

Polish artist Paulina Olowska will transform a room at Tate Modern into a theatre space this September as part of the gallery’s evening performance series, BMW Tate Live.

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Georgia offers tax incentives for foreign filmmakers

Svaneti region of Georgia (Image: Polscience under a CC licence)

The Georgian government has launched a tax rebate system to encourage foreign cinematographers to film in Georgia.

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