If you enjoy alternative sights and architecture, visit the Expo Centre in Kiev, correctly called the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine (VDNG),
Ukraine Blog Posts
Travelling around Ukraine by rail. Three itineraries to help you plan a trip around Ukraine by train using the best combination of routes.
Slavutych: A photographic journey through Ukraine’s ‘21st-century city’. A walk around the purpose-built city built in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster.
A guide on how to visit all seven of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ukraine independently (by public transport and without taking a tour).
The best travel tips for Ukraine. A guide for backpacking in Ukraine on a budget with advice and resources for planning a visit to Ukraine.
Photographs of Lenin statues in the former Soviet Union. These fifteen monuments to Lenin are still standing in the former USSR.
Photos featuring ten of coolest brutalist and modernist bus stations we’ve spotted on our travels, highlighting some magnificent architecture.
A short history of the Soviet Union from 1917 to 1991. A guide for those travellers to the former USSR who want to learn about the history of the region.
Photographs of some of our favourite examples of Soviet mosaics in the former USSR. These mosaics are perfect examples of art in post-Soviet states.
Places in Lithuania and Ukraine associated with HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries. Where was Chernobyl filmed? Locations connected with the nuclear accident.
A guide to the best day trips to do from Kyiv (Kiev) in Ukraine including how to get there and how much time it will take.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.