A guide to the New East

Bulgarian fashion

5 independent brands you need to know

Creative Bucharest

Step inside the art hubs, bars and co-working spaces reimagining the city

Live by night

An evening with Maydana, Ukrainian drag queen and asylum seeker

My dear Yakutia

Extraordinary and heartwarming photos of Russia’s Arctic republic

On the Road of Bones

A journey along Far East Russia’s deathly gulag trail

My flat-pack life

How I spent 3 weeks living in IKEA

Letter from Stalingrad

Volgograd goes back in time as it remembers its darkest hour

World Cup day trips

When the football’s over in Russia and you want to adventure out of town


Exploring the ‘roof of the world’ in remote Tajikistan