Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska is a freelance journalist focusing on the post-Soviet space.

Environment

Deserted Aral Sea hosts electro gig with environmental twist

A Soviet-era story explains how the Aral Sea became a ship graveyard. Young Uzbeks are now trying to revive the water.

Deserted Aral Sea hosts electro gig with environmental twist

Poland

Muslim Tatars: The patriots practising a 'light version of Islam'

Muslims have lived in Poland for 600 years, but there is a fear that they will gradually abandon their culture.

Muslim Tatars: The patriots practising a 'light version of Islam'

Poland

Nazi-inspired jewellery, trinkets wiped from auction site

Polish anti-racist group convinces auction site to punish sellers and buyers trading goods bearing fascist symbols.

Nazi-inspired jewellery, trinkets wiped from auction site

Refugees

Why has an anti-immigrant 'extremist' NGO set up in Lebanon?

Concern as German group AHA!, stemming from far-right identitarian movement, discourages refugees from going to Europe.

Why has an anti-immigrant 'extremist' NGO set up in Lebanon?

Poland

German town on alert as neo-Nazi festival, counter events held

Anti-fascists and local council hold separate events in Ostritz in response to far-right festival on Hitler's birthday.

German town on alert as neo-Nazi festival, counter events held

The Far Right

Anti-fascists to rally against neo-Nazis in Germany's Ostritz

Far-right sympathisers set to fill streets of sleepy German town, as anti-fascists plan counterprotest and festival.

Anti-fascists to rally against neo-Nazis in Germany's Ostritz

Environment

Breath of fresh air: How a Dutch artist turns smog into jewellery

Poland is home to 33 of Europe’s 50 most polluted cities and a Dutch artist has come up with an innovative solution.

Breath of fresh air: How a Dutch artist turns smog into jewellery

Ukraine

What happened to Ukraine's border wall against Russia?

Announced in 2014 as a defence border, lack of funds and corruption charges stall building with 15 percent constructed.

What happened to Ukraine's border wall against Russia?

Women's Rights

Why Polish women are rallying for reproductive rights

Latest rallies comes after parliament, including some opposition politicians, rejected bill to liberalise abortion.

Why Polish women are rallying for reproductive rights

Poland

Warsaw Muslim centre attack renews Islamophobia fears

Poland has an ethnically and religiously homogeneous society, but the tiny Muslim group faces hate.

Warsaw Muslim centre attack renews Islamophobia fears

Poland

Why 60,000 people joined a nationalist march in Poland

'F*** off with refugees' was just one of the chants that echoed in Poland as thousands rallied against Islam and EU.

Why 60,000 people joined a nationalist march in Poland

Tajikistan

Tajikistan uses Interpol red notice on Mirzorahim Kuzov

Member of banned Islamic Renaissance Party faces extradition after Interpol 'arrest warrant' at request of Tajikistan.

Tajikistan uses Interpol red notice on Mirzorahim Kuzov