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 flat-pack life

How I spent 3 weeks living in IKEA

Defiant bodies

Meet the photographer behind these tender portraits of Tbilisi’s queer community

Urban pastoral

Playful photo collages that celebrate Romania’s eclectic homes

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

Pamir

Exploring the ‘roof of the world’ in remote Tajikistan