Culture

The improbable story of how a Ukrainian village museum claimed to hold some of art history’s greatest masterpieces

The improbable story of how a Ukrainian village museum claimed to hold some of art history’s greatest masterpieces

Making a scene: how a roving theatre transformed Moldova’s mainstream

Making a scene: how a roving theatre transformed Moldova’s mainstream

Moldovan artist takes a swipe at authority with a piggy bank in the shape of... the presidential palace

Moldovan artist takes a swipe at authority with a piggy bank in the shape of… the presidential palace

Cancelled Polish adaptation of Kafka play in New York raises questions over censorship from Warsaw 

Cancelled Polish adaptation of Kafka play in New York raises questions over censorship from Warsaw 

Balkan and botoxed: one playwright holds up a mirror to Serbian beauty ideals and the result isn't pretty

Balkan and botoxed: one playwright holds up a mirror to Serbian beauty ideals and the result isn’t pretty

Narva anew: can Estonia’s latest cultural crusade rebuild broken ties in its neglected north-east?

Narva anew: can Estonia’s latest cultural crusade rebuild broken ties in its neglected north-east?

Can contemporary art heal wartime trauma? Meet the curator fighting for culture in Nagorno-Karabakh

Can contemporary art heal wartime trauma? Meet the curator fighting for culture in Nagorno-Karabakh

LGBTQ arts face increasing censure in Poland. Will this be the country’s last queer exhibition?

LGBTQ arts face increasing censure in Poland. Will this be the country’s last queer exhibition?

Experimental arts festival Inversia is setting Murmansk’s dark winter days alight

Experimental arts festival Inversia is setting Murmansk’s dark winter days alight

‘Men are everywhere’: Svetlana Alexievich to launch publishing house for women writers

‘Men are everywhere’: Svetlana Alexievich to launch publishing house for women writers

 Sleighing it: the ultimate Calvert gift guide for a cosy and concrete-inspired Christmas

Sleighing it: the ultimate Calvert gift guide for a cosy and concrete-inspired Christmas

Extinction Rebellion is taking root in Eastern Europe. Here’s what they’re fighting for

Extinction Rebellion is taking root in Eastern Europe. Here’s what they’re fighting for

What does a lake dream about? This year, London’s off-beat Short Film Festival takes a mythical excursion

What does a lake dream about? This year, London’s off-beat Short Film Festival takes a mythical excursion

Me, my selfie and I: new Selfie Museum opens in Belgrade

Me, my selfie and I: new Selfie Museum opens in Belgrade

Listen to the 5 best songs from Leningrad, the iconic Russian rock band taking over Coachella 2020

Listen to the 5 best songs from Leningrad, the iconic Russian rock band taking over Coachella 2020

Liberation frequency: inside the angry, apolitical world of Kyiv’s underground punk rockers

Liberation frequency: inside the angry, apolitical world of Kyiv’s underground punk rockers

She’s named after thunder, but GROZA’s garage-infused pop is soulful and sunny

She’s named after thunder, but GROZA’s garage-infused pop is soulful and sunny

Holiday hits: ten New East seasonal tunes to bring you festive cheer

Holiday hits: ten New East seasonal tunes to bring you festive cheer

Yolka: the story of Russia’s ‘New Year tree’, from pagan origins to Soviet celebrations

Yolka: the story of Russia’s ‘New Year tree’, from pagan origins to Soviet celebrations

Dancing with bears: and 11 other suprising but great festive traditions from the New East

Dancing with bears: and 11 other suprising but great festive traditions from the New East