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Now you see it: Croatian Defence Ministry to get new camouflage building

20 February 2017 · Zagreb · Croatia
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(Image: Proarh)

The Croatian Ministry of Defence likes to keep a low profile. At least, that's what you might infer from its upcoming “camouflage” building.

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Preview: documentary film Eight explores relationships in modern Russia

20 February 2017 · St Petersburg · Russia
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  • (Eight (Vosem) – Movie clip / Marko Vuorinen / Vimeo)

The Calvert Journal is delighted to present an exclusive preview of Eight, a documentary film centring on the specificities of dating and relationships in St Petersburg.

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Andrejs Strokins on the extraordinary photo that went from local news to viral meme

20 February 2017 · Riga · Latvia
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  • The original image taken on 15 Jan 2007 by Andrejs Strokins/EPA

  • One of the many memes the image has inspired

  • One of the many memes the image has inspired

Latvian photographer Andreijs Strokins is interested in “everyday errors” — random and comical moments of failure, incongruity and irony — which he finds on streets corners and billboards and records on his phone. Yet, his most memorable “everyday error” to date is one that involved the photographer himself. 

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Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin stars in Diesel’s Make Love Not Walls campaign

20 February 2017 · Ukraine
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  • (Diesel SS17 ADV Campaign: MAKE LOVE NOT WALLS, a film directed by David LaChapelle / Diesel / YouTube)

Renowned photographer David LaChapelle's short film for fashion brand Diesel's spring-summer “Make Love Not Walls” campaign stars none other than Ukrainian ballet sensation Sergei Polunin.

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Master and Margarita to get Hollywood treatment

20 February 2017 · Russia
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Sketch based on Bulgakov’s novel by Sergei Alimov

Hollywood has its eyes on Mikhail Bulgakov's classic Soviet-era novel The Master and Margarita, with an American take on the enigmatic tale in the pipeline.

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Photo of the week: a view of Georgia’s hidden gem, before its “Sharm El Sheikh” makeover

17 February 2017 · Georgia
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Dia Takácsová, from the series <em>Sakartvelo</em> (2014-ongoing)

Our photo of the week by Slovak photographer Dia Takácsová gives a taste of summertime in Georgia. The beach is located in Anaklia, a town that is undergoing a major transformation into the “Sharm El Sheikh of the Black Sea coast” initiated by former president Mikhail Saakashvili.

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This Belarusian sports writer literally ate his words

17 February 2017 · Belarus
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  • (Anthony Rogach / YouTube)

Belarusian sports editor Vyacheslav Fedorenkov may be more careful next time he makes a bet — his last wager saw him eating his own newspaper.

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Moldovan artist visualises banking scandal with piles of cash

17 February 2017 · Chișinău · Moldova
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(Image: Pro TV)

Ever wondered what $1 billion looks like? Wonder no more. Moldovan artist Stefan Esanu has used towers of cash to illustrate Moldova's 2014 banking scandal.

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Meet Dua Lipa, the British-Kosovar star who bagged Best New Artist at NME awards

17 February 2017 · Kosovo
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  • (Dua Lipa - Be The One (Official Video) / Vevo / YouTube)

Kosovo is fast developing a name for itself in the world of pop — think Rita Ora and Era Istrefi. Now add rising star Dua Lipa to your list of ones to watch.

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Chelyabinsk cribs: who needs bricks when you can build a house of champagne bottles?

17 February 2017 · Chelyabinsk · Russia
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One family from the Chelyabinsk region, located east of the Urals in southern Russia, has decided to create a rather unusual memorial to a beloved relative — a house made of champagne bottles. 12,000 to be precise.

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