Clad in brightly colored ski masks, a group of young women ascended the altar of a Russian Orthodox church in Moscow. Pumping their fists into the air, they sang and danced around the dais then fell to their knees. The… more>
In the communist-era Soviet bloc, all forms of artistic expression were subject to censorship and even suppression by the government. This reality gave rise to a dissident, grassroots practice called samizdat in which censored… more>
As a 5-year-old growing up in Stockholm, Sweden, Anna Krakus learned English by watching The Sound of Music.
“I became obsessed with the film,” said Krakus, who has Polish parents and spoke Swedish and Polish at… more>