Black Sea

A Journey Through Bulgaria's Abandoned Ruins and Otherworldly Monuments

Join Atlas Obscura for a unique and memorable introduction to one of Europe’s oldest countries: Bulgaria.<p>Across eight days and seven nights we’ll …

European Travel

Where to eat local seafood on Georgia's coast

Photograph by Gregory Miller<p>Seafood described as fresh and local at restaurants on the Georgia coast isn’t always so, despite close proximity to …

Deep Frying

After four years of conflict in eastern Ukraine 'women do better' than men when it comes to rebuilding their lives

Giulnara Asanova and her husband remember when they decided to leave Crimea.<p>"We sat down at the table and decided what to do," she says, speaking Russian through a translator. "We decided to save our children, save our grandchildren. We saw the tanks, we saw weapons and military.”<p>That was in …

Russia

And The Winner Is... Analysts Say Putin Was Clear Summit Victor

Here are several takeaways from the Helsinki summit and what it means for future relations between Washington and Moscow.

Russia

37 Amazing National Park Underwater Sights

Pelagophycus<p>A National Park Service diver explores the pelagophycus, or elk kelp, forests of Channel Islands National Park. Rock outcroppings host a …

National Parks

Wine Press: Wines from Georgia (the country) for under $15

One of the great things about drinking wine involves getting to explore different places around the world in a glass.<p>Except for Antartica, you can …

Western Massachusetts

Georgia's mega festival GEM Fest cancelled after backlash from local authorities

Georgian music festival and mega rave GEM Fest, which Mixmag described as "a wonderful and insane 32-day marathon", has announced the cancellation of …

Festivals

GRAINS-Soy futures recover after sliding on U.S.-China trade spat

* Soybeans recover from lowest level since December 2008<p>* Market was due for a bounce, traders say<p>* Wheat eases after rally on European harvest …

Stock Markets

Poland, Slovakia agree to link roads, build cross-border bridge

Poland’s Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk and Slovak Transport Minister Árpád Érsek put their signatures under the agreement during a …

Europe

Mount Etna, Italy - Image of the Week

Mount Etna, or Etna, is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Metropolitan City of Catania, between the cities of …

Geology

Naval Mines and Unmanned Vehicles for Maritime Deterrence

Across the Eurasian littorals, small coastal nations as varied as Estonia, Georgia, Bahrain, and Taiwan face potentially aggressive threats from …

Military

Trump Calls Out EU Subversion of NATO, UN Security Council

Western European leadership, Germany’s in particular, have sold out free world security interests to short-term and short-sighted economic …

Geopolitics

Trump’s Bombast in Brussels and London Will Not Help Putin in Helsinki

The culmination of United States President Donald Trump’s European tour occurs today (July 16), in Helsinki, at the anxiously anticipated but …

Russia

Russian Reversal: Performing Class and Power on Victory Day

Moscow is a low, wide city expanding in a series of rings out from the Kremlin and Red Square, spreading over some nine hundred square miles of land …

Russia

Abkhazians appreciate Syrian recognition, no matter the circumstances

Outside Abkhazia’s derelict former parliament, burnt beyond repair during the territory’s secessionist conflict with Georgia in the 1990s, several …

Middle East

Georgia Remains on Path to NATO

Four years ago, then–United States President Barack Obama famously stated that Georgia is not presently on the path to membership in the North …

Geopolitics

No Grand Bargain in Helsinki

President Trump should not seek a grand bargain in Helsinki. There is no grand bargain to be had with President Putin, a world-class deceiver. …

Russia

Intoxicating Journeys in Eastern Europe

Clients who are looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience in Eastern Europe—and who enjoy imbibing—have a new option: The Trail of Historic …

European Travel

China boosts regional connectivity via Greece in 16+1

A few days after the successful conclusion of the 16+1 summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, new business project opportunities in both the Balkans and Central …

News (China)

With climate change, black sea bass numbers increase

It may be time for local eateries to explore black sea bass recipes. Warmer waters off Rhode Island have caused a spike for this species, and …

Business

The poor man's bug bounty monitoring setup

<i>Fishing station on the shores of the Black Sea</i> by Jules Laurens<p>I must confess, I have been holding on to a small trick that could allow anybody — …

Software Development

Royal Navy sailors get reception fit for heroes on return home

Welcome home! Royal Navy sailors get reception fit for heroes on return home after Mediterranean mission including helping British airstrikes in Syria<p>…

Military

Ovid: rebel, exile, superstar poet - two thousand years on

The writer of the Metamorphoses, Rome’s most urbane and witty poet, had been banished by the unrelenting emperor Augustus; and no contemporaries …

Ancient History

12 Brand-New Restaurants That Belong on Your Radar

<i>Looking for a new restaurant to try this weekend? Here are 12 options around the country to get you started.</i><p>New York<p>Leonelli Taberna<p>New York’s …

Washington State

What will Putin get out of one-on-one summit with Trump?

By <b>Anton Troianovski and Philip Rucker</b> | The Washington Post<p>HELSINKI — He allegedly helped him get elected. He has charmed him and egged him on. And …

Russia

Ukrainian troops keep Russia on their minds as they train with US Marines

Exercise Sea Breeze is a lot like many other annual drills at the operational level. But in this case, Ukrainians are going to use what they learn to …

Military

Travel: 3 beautiful places to see in 2018!

Have you already planned your <b>summer holidays for 2018</b>? Booked your <b>flights</b>, hotel, car rental and everything else? If the answer is no, that’s the …

European Travel

12 Animals That Live in Bulgaria

If you get out of the busy cities and spend a day or two in nature, Bulgaria will enchant you with its range of wildlife. Deer, semi-wild horses and …

Wildlife

Anton Chekov and the Birth of early Modernism in the Theatre

Anton Chekov (1860-1904)<p>On July 15, 1904, Russian playwright and short-story writer Anton Chekov passed away. Chekov is considered to be among the …

Literature

The Week In Games: Sonic And Chicken Assassins

It feels like we’re right in the middle of summer, but lucky for you there are a lot of games to sink your teeth and time into coming out this …

Gaming