Revolutions, it is said, need the support of the middle class to be successful; often they’re led by the middle class. In Ukraine, seven years after the Orange Revolution, a TV producer wonders whether it was worth it, as her nation slips back into its corrupt, pre-revolutionary past.
Monday is the anniversary of the 1864 massacre of the Circassians, an ethnic people from the North Caucasus. Their descendants are scattered around the world, including in northern New Jersey. Now they are pushing to go back to their cultural home. Can you name it?
Russia is barreling ahead on construction for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. But some locals in the Russian resort city are already feeling pushed out by all the building.
One of Ukraine’s most popular religious figures is a televangelist from Nigeria. Sunday Adelaja preaches a prosperity gospel. But he’s also being investigated in connection with a Ponzi scheme.
Thousands of protesters plan to gather in Russia on Saturday to call for political reform. But Moscow will also host competing rallies, some in support of Russia’s current prime minister and top presidential candidate, Vladimir Putin.