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.
Street art in abandoned buildings. Often urban exploration and street art go together. A photo essay featuring graffiti and street art in abandoned places.
Places in Lithuania and Ukraine associated with HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries. Where was Chernobyl filmed? Locations connected with the nuclear accident.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
A guide to lesser-visit places in the Baltic States for independent travellers. Suggestions of Off the Beaten Track places in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Visiting Antakalnis Cemetery in Vilnius, one of the most interesting graveyards we have visited. Part of our Lithuania off-the-beaten-track places series.
Visiting Elektrenai abandoned Theme Park. Also known as Children’s World and Jet Star 2 (Vaikų pasaulis in Lithuanian) is a deserted amusement park.
Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant and the purpose-built Soviet city of Visaginas | Off-the-beaten-track Lithuania
Get off-the-beaten-path in Lithuania: Visiting Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant and the purpose-built Soviet city of Visaginas.
Alternative things to see on our Baltic States and the Caucasus trip included street art, abandoned places, Soviet-era architecture, mosaics and monuments.
This suggested two to three week Baltics itinerary travelling to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on an overland journey from Vilnius to Tallinn.
An overland travel itinerary for independent travellers: travelling from Lithuania via Belarus to Poland, taking in some off the path destinations.
Visit Ninth Fort Museum & Monument in Kaunas, with its 32-metre tall memorial in remembrance of the 30,000 Jews who were murdered here during the Holocaust.