5 minute guide to Riga: art nouveau and a thriving literary culture in this charming Baltic capital

5 minute guide to Riga: art nouveau and a thriving literary culture in this charming Baltic capital

Summer playlist: 10 scorching New East hits to bring some sun to your soundrack

Summer playlist: 10 scorching New East hits to bring some sun to your soundrack

Sun kissed: growing up beside Croatia’s glittering Adriatic Sea

Sun kissed: growing up beside Croatia’s glittering Adriatic Sea

Watch this artist take to the skies to make a vertiginous statement on disabled rights

Watch this artist take to the skies to make a vertiginous statement on disabled rights

Celebrate some weird and whimsical holidays with these colourful Polish stamp designs

Celebrate some weird and whimsical holidays with these colourful Polish stamp designs

These designers are dreaming of a vertical forest for Zagreb’s skyline

These designers are dreaming of a vertical forest for Zagreb’s skyline

Slovakian director Marko Škop on the rise of the far right, and how film can help push back

Slovakian director Marko Škop on the rise of the far right, and how film can help push back

As North Macedonia hosts its first Pride Parade, are its LGBTQ and feminist cultural activists making a breakthrough?

As North Macedonia hosts its first Pride Parade, are its LGBTQ and feminist cultural activists making a breakthrough?

Post-Soviet summer: beat the heat at these former Eastern bloc beach resorts

Post-Soviet summer: beat the heat at these former Eastern bloc beach resorts

You can find a slice of Mediterranean paradise in Kyiv if you look hard enough

You can find a slice of Mediterranean paradise in Kyiv if you look hard enough

A small wooden church outside Kyiv hides the treasures of a cosmonautics museum

A small wooden church outside Kyiv hides the treasures of a cosmonautics museum

The condition we call exile: American-Ukrainian novelist Yelena Moskovich on losing her mother tongue

The condition we call exile: American-Ukrainian novelist Yelena Moskovich on losing her mother tongue

The female gaze behind the Iron Curtain: the brilliant archive of Joanna Helander

The female gaze behind the Iron Curtain: the brilliant archive of Joanna Helander

Discover the geometric allure of Romania’s socialist-era tile work

Discover the geometric allure of Romania’s socialist-era tile work

Almaty’s controversial giant squirrel is getting a multi-coloured plastic makeover

Almaty’s controversial giant squirrel is getting a multi-coloured plastic makeover

Kosovo’s new national stadium will have a floating fabric façade

Kosovo’s new national stadium will have a floating fabric façade

Supernatural Bulgarian comedy scoops top film festival prize at Karlovy Vary 2019

Supernatural Bulgarian comedy scoops top film festival prize at Karlovy Vary 2019

This Russian arthouse remake of The Simpsons is the most depressing thing you'll see today

This Russian arthouse remake of The Simpsons is the most depressing thing you’ll see today

Meet the man who built Belgrade’s theatre of broken dreams, where the Yugoslav ideal lived and died

Meet the man who built Belgrade’s theatre of broken dreams, where the Yugoslav ideal lived and died

Here’s why Belarus should be your next rave destination

Here’s why Belarus should be your next rave destination

Beyond Riga: as young Latvians start to leave the capital, where will the nation’s next hotspot be?

Beyond Riga: as young Latvians start to leave the capital, where will the nation’s next hotspot be?

5 minute guide to St Petersburg: post-industrial chic meets imperial glamour on the Gulf of Finland

5 minute guide to St Petersburg: post-industrial chic meets imperial glamour on the Gulf of Finland

5 minute guide to Minsk: Stalinist chic and relaxing parks in the Belarusian capital

5 minute guide to Minsk: Stalinist chic and relaxing parks in the Belarusian capital

Yoko Ono transforms a Serbian riverboat into a war memorial at Exit Festival 2019

Yoko Ono transforms a Serbian riverboat into a war memorial at Exit Festival 2019

These streetwear designs are crowdsourced direct from Kazakhstan’s young party goers

These streetwear designs are crowdsourced direct from Kazakhstan’s young party goers

These artists are protesting against censorship with subversive, Soviet-style X-ray vinyls

These artists are protesting against censorship with subversive, Soviet-style X-ray vinyls

Romania’s oddball auteur whistles a different tune with his new take on noir

Romania’s oddball auteur whistles a different tune with his new take on noir

Selfie sticks at the Aral Sea: another example of disaster tourism’s self-indulgence?

Selfie sticks at the Aral Sea: another example of disaster tourism’s self-indulgence?

This new book captures the history and reality of the black experience in Russia and Europe

This new book captures the history and reality of the black experience in Russia and Europe

Photos from a whirlwind trip around Kazakhstan in search of adventure and serenity

Photos from a whirlwind trip around Kazakhstan in search of adventure and serenity

Take a deep dive into the hot and steamy world of Estonian saunas

Take a deep dive into the hot and steamy world of Estonian saunas

5 minute guide to Plovdiv: ancient history with modern charm in Bulgaria’s second city

5 minute guide to Plovdiv: ancient history with modern charm in Bulgaria’s second city

This Minsk designer proves paper bags are the future of fashion

This Minsk designer proves paper bags are the future of fashion

New East women: celebrating women in the year of #MeToo

New East women: celebrating women in the year of #MeToo  

Startup cities 2019: the 5 hubs vying to become the world’s next Silicon Valley

Startup cities 2019: the 5 hubs vying to become the world’s next Silicon Valley

Makers of Siberia: meet the trailblazing entrepreneurs revolutionising Siberia's creative landscape

Makers of Siberia: meet the trailblazing entrepreneurs revolutionising Siberia’s creative landscape

Thrifting and teen thrills: photos of Russian youth's love affair with second-hand clothes

Thrifting and teen thrills: photos of Russian youth’s love affair with second-hand clothes

Party at Kyiv’s momentous queer rave, where safety and acceptance come first

Party at Kyiv’s momentous queer rave, where safety and acceptance come first

Not just Chernobyl: how New East TV turned to the dark side, with a little help from HBO

Not just Chernobyl: how New East TV turned to the dark side, with a little help from HBO

Estonia jumps up Europe’s innovation rankings as Romania and Bulgaria lag behind

Estonia jumps up Europe’s innovation rankings as Romania and Bulgaria lag behind

This proposed high-concept building in Kazakhstan is designed to double up as a bridge

This proposed high-concept building in Kazakhstan is designed to double up as a bridge