NEWS

In Japan, These Single Moms And Shrinking Cities Are Trying A New Start — Together (The Christian Science Monitor)

Here's What It's Like To Get An Illegal Abortion (BuzzFeed)

Vladimir Putin's LGBT Refuseniks (BuzzFeed)

How Russia Betrayed Central Asia's LGBT Community (BuzzFeed)

This Is Why LGBT People Are Being Abducted And Tortured In Chechnya (BuzzFeed)

The Chaos In East Ukraine Is Hitting LGBT People Particularly Hard (BuzzFeed)

"The Americans" Reminds Us That Enemies Are People, Too (BuzzFeed)

Meet The Tiny Theatre Taking On Europe's Last Dictatorship (BuzzFeed)

Russia Just Delivered A Master Class In Trolling (BuzzFeed)

How Black Lives Matter Went Global (BuzzFeed)

James Goodale: It's A Bad Time For Press Freedom (Columbia Journalism Review)

Being Female In A System Designed For Boys (Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)

How Much Does Plan B Cost? From $0 to $49.99 (Clear Health Costs)

23 Stories About Parental Leave In The United States (BuzzFeed)

AUDIO

Why Japan Is Paying Single Mothers To Move To The Countryside (PRI's The World)

Cyclists Take Nighttime Ride Through Moscow's History (NPR's All Things Considered)

Trial of Russian Protesters Threatens Right To Dissent (NPR's All Things Considered)

Migrants Flock To Russia, But Receive A Cool Welcome (NPR's All Things Considered)

ESSAYS

My Dream Apartment Had Everything Except A Bed (BuzzFeed)

When Is The Right Time To Start Buying Nice Furniture? (BuzzFeed)

When My Mother Taught Me How To Cook, She Taught Me How To Live (BuzzFeed)

I Used To Be Ashamed Of My Fear. Then I Started Training As An Acrobat. (BuzzFeed)

CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE

Here's Everything You Need To Know Before Trying Aerial Circus Classes (BuzzFeed)

29 Things You Will Only Understand If You Studied Russian (BuzzFeed)

This Bright Green Tarragon Soda Was A Soviet Summer Treat (Atlas Obscura)

The Epic Feasts of Georgia (Atlas Obscura)

The Dried Cheese Balls That Fuel Central Asia's Nomads (Atlas Obscura)

This Simple Carrot Salad Tells The Story Of A Diaspora (Atlas Obscura)

The Chocolate "Potato" Soviet Children Dreamed About (Atlas Obscura)

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