Eastern Europe: Editor's Picks

Collection with 36 media items created by Transterra Editor

20 Nov 2013 22:00

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The Azerbaijani Army Today (15 of 20)
Agdam, Azerbaijan
By Tofik Babayev
18 Jun 2013

A group of soldiers build bypass trenches on the border conjoining them with the Armenian armed forces. The Azerbaijani army celebrates the 95th anniversary of the formation of the National Army of Azerbaijan in the Karabakh region of Agdam, Azerbaijan, June, 2013.

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An Ancient Tradition of Lelo (24 of 47)
Shukhuti, Georgia
By Arturas Morozovas
05 May 2013

Players rest during a game.

A day when the rest of the orthodoxies celebrate Easter every year at home around the dinner table, a small village Shukhuti in western Georgia fights in an ancient game called Lelo. Men from upper and lower parts of the village participate in several hour battle for 16 kg weighing Lelo Burti ball. Whatever part of the village brings the ball to its side, what is marked by two rivers, – wins. Victory means a glory and following Lelo’s main tradition, the winners carried the ball to the cemetery and place it on the last died player grave. (Full article is available).

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An Ancient Tradition of Lelo (45 of 47)
Shukhuti, Georgia
By Arturas Morozovas
05 May 2013

Local orthodox priest Saba carries a Lelo ball to a church for blessing before the game starts.

A day when the rest of the orthodoxies celebrate Easter every year at home around the dinner table, a small village Shukhuti in western Georgia fights in an ancient game called Lelo. Men from upper and lower parts of the village participate in several hour battle for 16 kg weighing Lelo Burti ball. Whatever part of the village brings the ball to its side, what is marked by two rivers, – wins. Victory means a glory and following Lelo’s main tradition, the winners carried the ball to the cemetery and place it on the last died player grave. (Full article is available).

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Sheikh of Georgian Muslims
Tbilisi, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
19 Oct 2012

Vagif Akperov, Sheikh of Muslims of Georgia, inside the Tbilisi mosque.

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Bosnia: Divided Peace
Bosnia and Herzegovina
By carloscastro
01 Jun 2011

The long way towards peace starts just after the signature of the peace agreements, when the complex and difficult process of building peace, memory, truth, reconciliation and justice for all the victims begins. The documentaries of the ‘After Peace' project seek to analyze and explain different ways taken by various countries who suffered an armed conflict in the last quarter of the 20th century. Researchers, activists for peace and reconciliation, victims, lawyers and educators expose what has been done and what has been ignored in their countries and talk about their experiences.
The Dayton Peace Accords divided Bosnia Herzegovina into two entities. The deal left a "very complicated system, as it was created in order to protect the fragile ethnic balance at all levels," says Srecko Latal, an analyst of the International Crisis Group. Moreover, the consequences of Dayton are still tangible in society. The education system segregates students by their ethnic, thousands of people live in camps while others search for their missing relatives. Nowadays, forgiveness is still far but part of civil society believes in reconciliation and work to achieve it and for the reparation of the victims.

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Minorities in Georgia (32 of 37)
Marneuli, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
19 Jan 2012

A weekly cattle market near Marneuli, Georgia. Marneuli, a town in southern Georgia, close to both Armenian and Azerbaijani borders, is widely populated by ethnic Azerbaijanis, traditionally sheep and cattle herders. The market is a place of cattle trading not only for local Azerbaijanis, but also for Georgians, Armenians and others, who come here every sunday looking for a good deal.

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Mesketians move to Abastumani
Abastumani, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
01 Nov 2011

Alikhan Kuradze (at the wheel), 76, is taking help from the villagers to move to his new house in Abastumani, the village from where he was deported to Central Asia in 1944.

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Minorities in Georgia (36 of 37)
Talaveri, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
15 Nov 2010

Villagers cut meat for Eid al-Adha festival near the mosque in Talaveri village, populated mostly by ethnic Azerbaijanis. In 2009 the construction of the mosque has stopped after a few Georgian Orthodox priests and members of ultra-religious organization The Union of the Orthodox Parents arrived to the village and demanded to stop the construction. The construction resumed in 2010 after the case was widely covered in the local media. The Union is notorious for its frequent protests, some of them ending with violence, against religious and sexual minorities, as well as public celebration of such "satanic" holidays as Halloween. Talaveri, 2010

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Minorities in Georgia( 22 of 37)
Tbilisi, Georgia
By TemoBardzimashvili
19 Sep 2009

A Meskhetian community celebrats the end of Ramadan month in the house of one of the Meskhetian families. The Abastumani Meskhetians take turns to host people gatherings for religious services. The village mosque was destroyed shortly after their deportation in 1944, and now the returned ones do not have means to reconstruct it. However, they hope to make it happen some day soon.

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Riots in Bulgaria(7 of 10)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
11 Nov 2013
    Protesters and police scuffle during a demonstration near the parliament in central Sofia November 12, 2013. Several hundred students and anti-government protesters surrounded the parliament in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led government.          
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The peaceful revolution (2 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
01 Jul 2013

A father and his daughter participating in another protest procession against the government.

Thousands of mainly younger, well-educated Bulgarians have been rallying in Sofia and other cities since June 14 to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet. Up to 30,000 daily in Sofia alone – the protests in the EU’s poorest member are unprecedented since communism fell two decades ago.

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The peaceful revolution (6 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
25 Jul 2013

A father giving his daughter a whistle before the start of another day of protests.

Thousands of mainly younger, well-educated Bulgarians have been rallying in Sofia and other cities since June 14 to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet. Up to 30,000 daily in Sofia alone – the protests in the EU’s poorest member are unprecedented since communism fell two decades ago.

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War Scars (4 of 23)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
11 Feb 2011

An ID card found in a mass grave. These personal belongings are cataloged and stored in the International Commission on Missing Persons building in Tuzla. These, together with the DNA analysis, are fundamental to restore a name and bury the remains of the victims that continue to emerge from the soil of this land.

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War Scars (8 of 23)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
08 Jul 2010

An ICMP technician works to reassemble body parts found in mass graves. By analyzing the DNA of the bones compared with the relatives of the victims, they are able to give an identity to the remains of the victims. Often parts of the same body are found in different mass graves hundreds of kilometers away from each other.

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War Scars (21 of 23)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
12 Jul 2010

An antique shop in the narrow streets of Mostar. All that remains of former Yugoslavia are a few portraits of President Tito, former uniforms and old books.

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The peaceful revolution (8 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
28 Jun 2013

A man with a Guy Fawkes’ mask, drinking beer with a friend, while they wait for the anti-government procession to start.

Thousands of mainly younger, well-educated Bulgarians have been rallying in Sofia and other cities since June 14 to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet. Up to 30,000 daily in Sofia alone – the protests in the EU’s poorest member are unprecedented since communism fell two decades ago.

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The peaceful revolution (11 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
28 Jun 2013

Protesters using drums to create a rhythm for the protesters as they shout different anti- government slogans.

Thousands of mainly younger, well-educated Bulgarians have been rallying in Sofia and other cities since June 14 to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet. Up to 30,000 daily in Sofia alone – the protests in the EU’s poorest member are unprecedented since communism fell two decades ago.

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The Peaceful Revolution (21 of 22)
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
05 Jul 2013

Thousands of mainly younger, well-educated Bulgarians have been rallying in Sofia and other cities since June 14 to demand the resignation of the Socialist-led cabinet. Up to 30,000 daily in Sofia alone – the protests in the EU’s poorest member are unprecedented since communism fell two decades ago.

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Riots in Bulgaria(9 of 10).
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
11 Nov 2013

Protesters and police scuffle during a demonstration near the parliament in central Sofia November 12, 2013. Several hundred students and anti-government protesters surrounded the parliament in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led government.

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Riots in Bulgaria(4 of 10).
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
11 Nov 2013
             Protesters and police scuffle during a demonstration near the parliament in central Sofia November 12, 2013. Several hundred students and anti-government protesters surrounded the parliament in the Bulgarian capital on Tuesday demanding the resignation of the Socialist-led government. 
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War Scars (1 of 23)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
12 Jul 2011

On July 12, the day after the commemoration of the victims of Srebrenica in Potocari, in the adjacent town of Bratunac, the Bosnian Serbs commemorate the Serb victims of war.

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War Scars (3 of 23)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
11 Feb 2011

Like every 11th of July, the "Mothers of Srebrenica" parade through the streets of Tuzla to remember their loved ones who died during the genocide of 1995.

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Bulgaria 7
Sofia, Bulgaria
By Georgi Kozhuharov
22 Jul 2013

Many parents bring their children to the protests. I chose to find the person from this frame because I liked their fighting spirit- the combination of the father with the vuvuzela and his son with a toy pistol and a cute beret on his head.

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Remembering Srebrenica (1 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
11 Jul 2010

Father with his daughter during the commemoration for the victims of Srebrenica genocide at the Potocari memorial center during the burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (4 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jul 2010

The coffins are passed hand to hand over the crowd of mourners inside the battery factory of Potocari before the burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (22 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jul 2011

Women crying over their relative's coffin inside the hangar of Potochari before burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (25 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
09 Jul 2011

The battery factory in Potochari. During the war it was the used by the UN Dutch army as a base. During the commemoration days it hosts politician speeches

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Remembering Srebrenica (3 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jul 2010

Women crying over her son's coffin inside the hangar of Potochari before burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (9 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jul 2011

Woman crying over her relative's coffin inside the hangar of Potochari before burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (7 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
11 Jul 2011

People mourning over their relatives' coffin during the burial ceremony inside the memorial center of Potochari

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Remembering Srebrenica (20 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
10 Jul 2011

The coffins of 613 bodies laid inside the hangar of Potochari before burial ceremony

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Remembering Srebrenica (6 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
12 Jul 2011

People arriving by bus for the mass funeral at the Potocari memorial center

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Remembering Srebrenica (16 of 25)
Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
11 Jul 2011

A woman on one of the 275 buses arriving in Potochari memorial for the 16th commemoration of the Srebrenica genocide's victims.

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War Scars (9 of 23)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
By giulianocamarda
08 Jul 2010

The signs of mortar fire on a building hit during the war in the town of Olovo, on the road between Sarajevo and Srebrenica.