For decades, Russian civil rights activist, historian, and German scholar Irina Scherbakova has been working to shed light on the repressive policies of the former Soviet Union. This Monday, she was awarded the Goethe Medal.
American researchers Andrei S. Markovits and Joseph Claver decided to describe and comprehend the experience of one of the most progressive political movements in Europe today - the experience of the Green movement. The result of their work was a little book called "30 Years in the Bundestag." Heinrich Boell Foundation in Russia is pleased to announce the release of the Russian translation of this publication.
“Why is it all like that?” - This is the title of the new project established by Heinrich Boll Foundation and the online magazine for urban development UrbanUrban.ru. Beginning from the autumn of 2014, we have been organising discussions each month at some of the top locations in Moscow about the most pressing issues of Russian cities with experts and professionals in the field of urban development.
Much has been said about what Ukraine's ongoing crisis will mean for this young state's journey toward nationhood. The reverse seems to hold true, however, when the conversation turns to Russia, despite it being a nation state for an equally short length of time.
In Autumn 2013 the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation and the society- and culture-focused web portal Colta.ru launched their “Cinéma Verité” programa - “Kino Pravda” in the style of Russian documentary maker Dsiga Vertov and his followers of the 1960s European Movie