In the face of official homophobia, Budapest’s queer clubs are defiantly hedonistic and inclusive

In the face of official homophobia, Budapest’s queer clubs are defiantly hedonistic and inclusive

Letter from Hungary: how the government’s cultural control is stifling Budapest’s creative spirit

Letter from Hungary: how the government’s cultural control is stifling Budapest’s creative spirit

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

 Bulgaria’s Buzludzha monument and these other Modernist masterpieces have just been given a new lease on life

Bulgaria’s Buzludzha monument and these other Modernist masterpieces have just been given a new lease on life

This Russian artist is creating a silent sanctuary in the heart of Moscow

This Russian artist is creating a silent sanctuary in the heart of Moscow

Watch the natural and digital worlds collide in this fashion shoot set in Kyiv’s suburbs

Watch the natural and digital worlds collide in this fashion shoot set in Kyiv’s suburbs

In Budapest’s offbeat 8th district, gentrification and political pressure go hand in hand

In Budapest’s offbeat 8th district, gentrification and political pressure go hand in hand

After a turbulent decade for Hungarian techno, Budapest’s parties are flourishing against the odds

After a turbulent decade for Hungarian techno, Budapest’s parties are flourishing against the odds

Discover the wild side of Lake Balaton, Hungary’s hedonistic summer escape

Discover the wild side of Lake Balaton, Hungary’s hedonistic summer escape

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

Between the woods and the water: experience the sultry summer heat of Latvia's Baltic coast

Between the woods and the water: experience the sultry summer heat of Latvia’s Baltic coast

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

Yekaterinburg mayor promises punishment after city workers tarmac over freshly-painted modern art

Yekaterinburg mayor promises punishment after city workers tarmac over freshly-painted modern art

Check out the ‘futuristic’ new Orthodox church being built in Moscow

Check out the ‘futuristic’ new Orthodox church being built in Moscow

Oleg Sentsov has dropped the first teaser for the film he’s co-directing from prison

Oleg Sentsov has dropped the first teaser for the film he’s co-directing from prison

Luc Besson’s spy thriller Anna shows the West is still hung up on harmful stereotypes of Russian women

Luc Besson’s spy thriller Anna shows the West is still hung up on harmful stereotypes of Russian women

Meet the fashion-forward collection making streetwear accessible for everybody

Meet the fashion-forward collection making streetwear accessible for everybody

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

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

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?

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

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

This Airbnb rental is designed to look like a set from HBO’s Chernobyl

This Airbnb rental is designed to look like a set from HBO’s Chernobyl

Brutalism meets fairytale chic with these lamps made from moss, crystals, and concrete

Brutalism meets fairytale chic with these lamps made from moss, crystals, and concrete

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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