A guide to the New East
Beyond the game

Aslan Gaisumov

The Chechen artist confronting his country’s turbulent past

A war on many fronts

The story of Voina, the Russian artists who fell from grace

Eastern partners

The Russian-Chinese film collaborations trying to hit the big time

Picture perfect

5 photographers reveal their secrets for a winning photo story


Growing up beside Croatia’s glittering Adriatic Sea


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

Letter from the Bay of Kotor

Searching for authenticity in Montenegro’s tourist idyll

By land and water

From sparkling lakes to towering peaks, make this summer a New East adventure

Letter from Goli Otok

I visited the ‘Croatian Alcatraz’ where my grandfather was imprisoned