A guide to the New East

Stalin’s architect

How one man shaped Soviet Sochi’s resort culture against the odds

Theatre of war

Sergei Loznitsa exposes the absurdity of the Donbass conflict in his new film

My Street

Moscow is getting a makeover, and the rest of Russia is next


A vertiginous ride in Chiatura’s Soviet-era cable cars

Capturing the revolution

6 photographers share their stories from Armenia’s vibrant street protests

Zofia Rydet

How one photographer produced an invaluable record of communist Poland

Roadtrip Bulgaria

Buckle up to discover ancient ruins and stunning vistas in the southeast Balkans

Letter from Priština

Searching for identity in the capital of Europe’s newest state

Architectural wander

A walking tour of Tbilisi’s eclectic neighbourhoods