Essays

Take me home: eastern Europe through the eyes of a new generation

Take me home: eastern Europe through the eyes of a new generation

Post-Soviet fashion: identity, history and the trend that changed the industry

Post-Soviet fashion: identity, history and the trend that changed the industry

Access denied: New East DJs are missing out on UK gigs, and it’s female artists who suffer most

Access denied: New East DJs are missing out on UK gigs, and it’s female artists who suffer most

Fashion's football craze: style and politics collide as Russia prepares for the World Cup

Fashion’s football craze: style and politics collide as Russia prepares for the World Cup

British Council closure: Russia set to lose more than just diplomats following Skripal scandal

British Council closure: Russia set to lose more than just diplomats following Skripal scandal

10 years of Gosha: how one man swept the world with streetwear

10 years of Gosha: how one man swept the world with streetwear

Adidas, a love story: how Russians fell for the iconic three stripes

Adidas, a love story: how Russians fell for the iconic three stripes

The Death of Stalin: a black comic masterpiece? Don’t make me laugh

The Death of Stalin: a black comic masterpiece? Don’t make me laugh

Blessed beats: are religious and folklore influences really moving Russian music forward?

Blessed beats: are religious and folklore influences really moving Russian music forward?

Russia’s viral rap battle: is this the last cultural space for free speech?

Russia’s viral rap battle: is this the last cultural space for free speech?

Minsk: Owen Hatherley on the world's most complete, and most surprising Soviet city

Minsk: Owen Hatherley on the world’s most complete, and most surprising Soviet city

Pretty ugly: Russia’s suburbs lack charm or beauty. All the more reason to celebrate them

Pretty ugly: Russia’s suburbs lack charm or beauty. All the more reason to celebrate them

Remembering Viktor Tsoi: why the rebellious rock poet is still a hero for our time

Remembering Viktor Tsoi: why the rebellious rock poet is still a hero for our time

Twin Peaks: how post-Soviet Russia fell for David Lynch's surreal TV masterpiece

Twin Peaks: how post-Soviet Russia fell for David Lynch’s surreal TV masterpiece

Curating a nation: why the controversy around Gdańsk's new WW2 museum matters

Curating a nation: why the controversy around Gdańsk’s new WW2 museum matters

Attack the block: what will the upcoming khrushchevki demolitions mean for Moscow?

Attack the block: what will the upcoming khrushchevki demolitions mean for Moscow?

Garage Triennial: does Moscow's new contemporary art showpiece represent the “real” Russia?

Garage Triennial: does Moscow’s new contemporary art showpiece represent the “real” Russia?

Soviet symbols on the catwalk: is it a step too far for fashion?

Soviet symbols on the catwalk: is it a step too far for fashion?