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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

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Reading / literature
The Dyatlov Pass Tragedy
The Dyatlov Pass Tragedy
Reading / literature

In this extract from Alice Lugen’s “The Dyatlov Pass Tragedy”, the author describes the events leading up to the trip during which a group of young hikers died in mysterious circumstances in Russia’s northern Urals.

Alice Lugen

Reading / society
Burn After Reading
Burn After Reading
Reading / society

The investigative journalist Alice Lugen talks about what might have happened in the Dyatlov Pass tragedy, when a group of young hikers died in mysterious circumstances in Russia’s northern Urals.

Stasia Budzisz

Reading / culture
Understanding the Chukchi
Understanding the Chukchi
Reading / culture

Maciej Cuske, director of the documentary “The Whale From Lorino”, talks about the Far East region of Chukotka, the influence of the USSR on the Chukchi people, and how our fight against nature is doomed to fail.

Mateusz Demski

Magazine / society
The Stalker’s Daughter
The Stalker’s Daughter
Magazine / society

The work of Soviet film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky is widely acclaimed – and with good reason. But what should we make of the role of women in his film “Stalker”?

Renata Lis

Reading / culture
Looking for Closure
Looking for Closure
Reading / culture

Russian filmmaker Masha Osipova talks about health in the Soviet era, confronting memories of the past, and her new short documentary film “Sanatorium”.

Dariusz Kuźma

Magazine / society
Be Like Anastasia
Be Like Anastasia
Magazine / society

Anastasianism (or the Ringing Cedars) is a new age religious movement that started in Russia. We visit one of its kinship homesteads to find out how to heal the human civilization.

Ewa Pawlik

Reading / society
Blood for Blood
Blood for Blood
Reading / society

In Chechnya, the centuries-old Caucasian honour code is slowly being eroded by the bloody politics of Ramzan Kadyrov.

Wojciech Jagielski

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