Soviet mural enjoys rare Estonian restoration

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright Postimees Image caption The sailor restored, along with the Soviet ensign A group of Estonian artists has restored a mural of a sailor at an abandoned Soviet naval base, in an effort to address their country’s troubled history with Russia. Hilkka Hiiop, a professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts, led the restoration [...]

Malaysians in a lather over laundrette for Muslims

Warren Fyfe

Image copyright The Malaysian Insight/Hasnoor Hussain Image caption Is cleanliness next to godliness? Malaysians are debating the extent to which this is the case Laundrettes offering their services to only Muslim customers have stirred up quite a debate in Malaysia, where about two-thirds of the population practise Islam. A photograph of a signboard advertising the [...]