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East, rivista internazionale di geopolitica
 
European Regional Master's Degree in Democracy and Human Rights in South East Europe
 

Pictures from the Orange Revolution

This is a collection of pictures of former Montenegro president and prime minister Milo Đukanović.

This is a selection of pictures taken by the Alessandro Savaris, in Ukraine, in the places where the orange revolution took place, between 2004 and 2007. This gallery is connected with the article "Viktor Juščenko. A due anni dalla Rivoluzione Arancione."

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07. Trying to have a dialogue

A smiling nun in a long and ligth gown is discussing with a man wearing a muslim cap and holding a book in his hands

Inside a Mosque, a catholic nun and an imam discuss about the interpretation of the Koran. In spite of the fact that there are different religions in Albania, there seems to be peace among them.

See the picture "Trying to have a dialogue"

 

10. The National Museum

A large mosaic over the entrance of a building with people dressed with clothes typical of different times. In the centre, a woman waves her rifle and a man waves a red flag

The facade of the National Museum is decorated with a large mosaic triumphally illustrating the history of Albania since Illiric times to its more recent Socialist past.

See the picture "The National Museum"

 

04. The long boulevards of Tirana

Picture taken from a bus showing a long boulevard without cars with trees at its side.

In the central area of the city there are long boulevards with trees on each side that head to the central square.

See the picture "The long boulevards of Tirana"

 

09. New residential areas

A row of many-coloured new residential buildings.

The fact that a new social class is growing is supported also by the constructions of these new residential areas carefully protected by fences and gates.

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06. Monument to Skanderbeg

Albanian flag is waving next to a statue of a warlord riding a horse, and in front of a minaret

This is a monument dedicated to the famous Albanian warlord Skanderbeg. He is considered to this day symbol of national pride and unity. Besides the monument, there is the most ancient mosque of Albania.

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08. Europe and Albania

Albanian and European Union's flag wave next to each other in front of a large calssical building

Albanian and European Union's flag wave next to each other in the square around which all ministries and governamental buildings are located. While not being part of the European Union, Albania considers itself a European nation.

See the picture "Europe and Albania"

 

09. View from the castle

A panoramic view of Prague. There are mostly small houses, a few bredges crossing the river, and some wood among houses.

The castle is located on the highest part of Prague and it is the best place to have a panoramic view of the city and the many bridges that cross the Vltava.

See the picture "View from the castle"

 

08. A mill on the Vltava river

A water whell of a mill in a channel of the Vltava river.

The river allowed for the construction of water mills: it is still possible to see some of them.

See the picture "A mill on the Vltava river"

 

Prague

There are two small houses painted with soft rose and blue.

The capital city of the Czech Republic still partly holds the charm of a misterious city, in spite of the fact that western lifestyle and models are twisting the appearance of a city that has long been considered magic.

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06. Zygmunt's bell

A very big bell in a wooden structure

The Wawel cathedral has a huge bell known as Zygmunt'sbell, in honour of the ancient Polish king buried in the Cathedral.

See the picture "Zygmunt's bell"

 

05. Wawel Cathedral

A composite cathedral. One of the cupola is covered with gold

The most ancient buildings of Cracow are located on the Wawel hill. In the picture, you see the cathedral where the crowning of Polish kings used to take place, and where they were buried after their death.

See the picture "Wawel Cathedral"

 

07. The Vistula river

Panoramic view of the river and the river bak where people are walking

From the top of the Wawel hill there is a great view on the city and the river that crosses it.

See the picture "The Vistula river"

 

02. The main market square

Picture of a big yellow arched building in a large square.

The main market square is the central square of Cracow.  In the centre of the square there are the Sukiennice (the Cloth Hall).

See the picture "The main market square"

 

03. The bishop's palace, mourning for John Paul II's death

A yellow building; many candles on a little wall in front of it.

Pope John Paul II has left a deep sign in Cracow, where he has been bishop. After his death, people from all parts of Poland came here to mourn him.

See the picture "Saint Mary's basilica"

 

08. Shops in the Jewish district

A few shops with old-looking shop signs.

Cracow had a large Jewish ghetto; massive deportations took place here during Nazi occupation. Nowadays, the nieghbourhood strives to keep its Jewish look, but at the same time has become a favourite are for pub crawling.

See the picture "Shops in the Jewish district"

 

02. Saint Mary's basilica

The facade of highbrick church with two asymmetric bell towers.

Saint Mary's Basilica has two bell towers, one higher than the other. The legend tells that two brothers were to build the towers; when the first ended his, he decided to kill his brother in order to make sure that his tower would be the highest, but soon afterwards committed suicide in remorse.

See the picture "Saint Mary's basilica"

 

01. Saint Florian's gate

A tower over a gate, part of the city walls

Saint Florian's gate is connected with the central square of Cracow by Ulica Floriańska, one of the most crowded streets of the town centre.

See the picture "Saint Florian's gate"

 

Siberia, people and landscapes

A wooden house, next to a lake, no people around.

All pictures were taken by the author during a linguistic expedition in the Turukhansk district organised by the Moscow State University of Humanities (Rggu). The expedition was aimed at collecting audio records of the Ket and Evenk languages for further analysis and research.

See the gallery "Siberia, people and landscapes"

 

Albanian villages

This is a collection of pictures of former Montenegro president and prime minister Milo Đukanović.

These pictures have been taken by the author in the area of the Gomisque, Korpul and Fercc villages. Located in the mountains in the centre-north of Albania these small centres are spread in a beautiful and rocky region from Scutari down to the Pukë territory.

See the gallery "Albanian villages"

 

Milo Đukanović

This is a collection of pictures of former Montenegro president and prime minister Milo Đukanović.

This is a collection of pictures of former Montenegro President and Prime Minister Milo Đukanović.

See the gallery "Milo Đukanović"

 

Political & Social Galleries

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Shkodër

Men play domino

Shkodër is one of the biggest city in the north of the country and the main centre of the catholic enclave in Albania. Nonetheless, different faiths cohexist in Shkodër and seem to have found an exuilibrim of respect. The periphery of the city developed significantly becauseof the flux of immigrants coming from the villages in th mountains.

See the gallery "Shkodër"

 

Nitra, Slovak Republic

Nitra's Castle

Nitra is one of the most important Slovak towns: according to the legend Nitra was founded on seven hills like Rome. The following pictures show Nitra's beautiful scenery and present its most important monuments.

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Krakow, Poland

Krakow is one of the most exciting cities you can find in teh East Europe...
Because of the Univeristy in Krakow there are a lot of young people...but you could have also big
cultural surprises.

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Interview with Roman Chajka (Alessandro Savaris)

Veduta diurna di piazza Maidan

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Illustration Galleries

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Tirana

Albanian flag is waving next to a statue of a warlord riding a horse, and in front of a minaret.

Tirana presents the typical features of big cities in developing countries. It is possible to find signs of wealth as well as signs of the deepest poverty. Heading toward the town center of the city the two worlds that make up this society become more and more apparent. Modern buildings in the town centre and the large boulevards are surrounded by a vast and lively periphery. New residential areas are a proof of the presence of a part of the poulation becoming richer.

See the gallery "Tirana"

 

Cracow

Picture of a big yellow arched building in a large square.

Cracow is one of the most beauiful cities in Europe for its history and architecture. Also thanks to the presence of the Jagiellonian University, the city is crowded with young people that give the city a modern and dynamic look.

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Geographic Galleries

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Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Bratislava, the ancient part


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Kazakhstan's two capital cities

All pictures were taken by the author in January 2006 in Kazakhstan. The pictures focuson new elements of independent Kazakhstan, as well as its landscapes.

All pictures were taken by Giorgio Comai, in January 2006 in Kazakhstan. The pictures focus on new elements of independent Kazakhstan, as well as its landscapes.

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From Pyatigorsk to Mount Elbrus

All pictures were taken by the author in May 2006 during a trip through the region. It includes pictures concerning locations of naturalistic, historical, geopolitical, and literary interest.

All pictures were taken by Giorgio Comai, in May 2006 during a trip through the region. They include pictures concerning locations of naturalistic, historical, geopolitical, and literary interest.

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Personal Galleries

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Auschwitz-Bierkenau

There are not a lot of words to say...
In this gallery some pictures from the internment camp of Auschwitz-Bierkenau

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Art Galleries

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Eu and Russia international conference

Professors and PhD students are sitting around a round table, talk and take notes.

After the panel discussions at the conference, a restricted number of PhD students met to discuss their research work among colleagues and with senior professors.

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Academic Galleries

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