The Velvet Revolution in photos: relive the fall of Communism in Czechoslovakia in 12 iconic images 

The Velvet Revolution in photos: relive the fall of Communism in Czechoslovakia in 12 iconic images 

Admire the brightly painted Dungan Mosque near the serene Lake Issyk-Kul | The Escapist

Admire the brightly painted Dungan Mosque near the serene Lake Issyk-Kul | The Escapist

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

Fashion brand Roxwear wants you to know what it means to be young in post-Soviet Central Asia

Fashion brand Roxwear wants you to know what it means to be young in post-Soviet Central Asia

Glimpse everyday St Petersburg life with the Instagram account infusing the mundane with child-like wonder

Glimpse everyday St Petersburg life with the Instagram account infusing the mundane with child-like wonder

Get a glimpse of Tallinn’s futuristic new railway station, courtesy of Zaha Hadid

Get a glimpse of Tallinn’s futuristic new railway station, courtesy of Zaha Hadid

Letter from the Pamirs: dreaming of an impossible garden in Tajikistan’s mountainous hinterland

Letter from the Pamirs: dreaming of an impossible garden in Tajikistan’s mountainous hinterland

Inside the eccentric world of Budapest’s living room theatre troupes you can order to your home   

Inside the eccentric world of Budapest’s living room theatre troupes you can order to your home   

In these staged photos, Kata Geibl explores the victims and victors of capitalism

In these staged photos, Kata Geibl explores the victims and victors of capitalism

What is intimacy? 10 Russian queer women talk candidly about love

What is intimacy? 10 Russian queer women talk candidly about love

Hungarian photographer Adél Koleszár turns her lens to the mass graves of Mexico’s drug wars

Hungarian photographer Adél Koleszár turns her lens to the mass graves of Mexico’s drug wars

Could virtual reality hold the key to fighting disinformation in the aftermath of Euromaidan?

Could virtual reality hold the key to fighting disinformation in the aftermath of Euromaidan?

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

The Escapist: an insider’s guide to travelling the New East in style

Apricot kasha and goats cheese dolma: 3 recipes bringing the best of new Russian cuisine to your kitchen

Apricot kasha and goats cheese dolma: 3 recipes bringing the best of new Russian cuisine to your kitchen

Right-wing Georgian protesters descend on the premiere of Sweden's queer Oscar entry And Then We Danced

Right-wing Georgian protesters descend on the premiere of Sweden’s queer Oscar entry And Then We Danced

Yes, a topless Juergen Teller is modelling the latest drop for Bulgarian designer Kiko Kostadinov

Yes, a topless Juergen Teller is modelling the latest drop for Bulgarian designer Kiko Kostadinov

The other Odesa: hunting for socialist-modernist architectural gems in Ukraine’s maritime city

The other Odesa: hunting for socialist-modernist architectural gems in Ukraine’s maritime city

Vetements’ new talent programme is your chance to become the next Demna Gvasalia

Vetements’ new talent programme is your chance to become the next Demna Gvasalia

A family-run guesthouse in Armenia’s picturesque Dilijan National Park | The Escapist

A family-run guesthouse in Armenia’s picturesque Dilijan National Park | The Escapist

Lose yourself in the healing waters of this Soviet-era sanatorium in remote Kyrgyzstan | The Escapist

Lose yourself in the healing waters of this Soviet-era sanatorium in remote Kyrgyzstan | The Escapist

Stay at Tbilisi’s industrial chic hotel-cum-cultural hub set in a former printing house | The Escapist

Stay at Tbilisi’s industrial chic hotel-cum-cultural hub set in a former printing house | The Escapist

5 minute guide to Brno: modern landmarks and subterranean secrets in the Czech Republic’s second city

5 minute guide to Brno: modern landmarks and subterranean secrets in the Czech Republic’s second city

Discover Poland’s coastal delights with our guide to Gdańsk, Gdynia, and Sopot

Discover Poland’s coastal delights with our guide to Gdańsk, Gdynia, and Sopot

This curved wooden terrace carves an elegant path through Latvia's picturesque forest

This curved wooden terrace carves an elegant path through Latvia’s picturesque forest

‘A fight against the future:’ this digital art takes aim at Russia’s new internet censorship law

‘A fight against the future:’ this digital art takes aim at Russia’s new internet censorship law

From Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan, this Insta account gives you a daily slice of life in Central Asia

From Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan, this Insta account gives you a daily slice of life in Central Asia

In the outskirts of Budapest, explore the park stuffed full of Communist-era statues | The Escapist

In the outskirts of Budapest, explore the park stuffed full of Communist-era statues | The Escapist

The Mayor of Zagreb wants to build Croatia’s own Manhattan — and locals are taking to the streets to stop him

The Mayor of Zagreb wants to build Croatia’s own Manhattan — and locals are taking to the streets to stop him

Moody postcards of sprawling Soviet housing blocks photographed at ‘blue hour’

Moody postcards of sprawling Soviet housing blocks photographed at ‘blue hour’

This coming-of-age film tells the story of Russia’s alienated youth

This coming-of-age film tells the story of Russia’s alienated youth

5 minute guide to Kraków: Poland’s second city has a medieval heart and a future-forward culture

5 minute guide to Kraków: Poland’s second city has a medieval heart and a future-forward culture

Beyond borders: journeying into Olga Tokarczuk’s divided homeland on the eve of her Nobel Prize win

Beyond borders: journeying into Olga Tokarczuk’s divided homeland on the eve of her Nobel Prize win

Fright night: 8 horror films from the New East to watch this Halloween

Fright night: 8 horror films from the New East to watch this Halloween

In the face of official censure, Russia’s LGBTQ artists prove that their country has always been queer

In the face of official censure, Russia’s LGBTQ artists prove that their country has always been queer

Queer St Petersburg: dispatches from the front lines of Russia’s LGBTQ creative revolution

Queer St Petersburg: dispatches from the front lines of Russia’s LGBTQ creative revolution

Budapest in focus: a special report on the battle for contemporary culture in Orbán's Hungary

Budapest in focus: a special report on the battle for contemporary culture in Orbán’s Hungary

Goodbye, Pussy Riot: meet the trailblazing women pioneering Russia’s post-punk underground

Goodbye, Pussy Riot: meet the trailblazing women pioneering Russia’s post-punk underground

Boogie: the photographer who captured Belgrade’s underbelly amid Serbia’s troubled 90s

Boogie: the photographer who captured Belgrade’s underbelly amid Serbia’s troubled 90s

‘Why didn’t I admit to being Polish?’ Brexit has divided Poles in Britain — and we need to talk about it

‘Why didn’t I admit to being Polish?’ Brexit has divided Poles in Britain — and we need to talk about it

A half-marathon is coming to the streets of Samarkand — and its aim is to make Uzbek culture more inclusive

A half-marathon is coming to the streets of Samarkand — and its aim is to make Uzbek culture more inclusive

‘I’m a stranger at home and nobody abroad’: in Of Strangers and Bees, Hamid Ismailov captures the ache of emigration 

‘I’m a stranger at home and nobody abroad’: in Of Strangers and Bees, Hamid Ismailov captures the ache of emigration