If you enjoy alternative sights and architecture, visit the Expo Centre in Kiev, correctly called the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine (VDNG),
former USSR 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.
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.
Exploring an abandoned former Medical Centre in Sukhumi, Abkhazia. Get off the beaten path in the Caucasus where the urbexing options are endless.
Off-the-beaten-path places to visit in Abkhazia: Bzypta. Soviet bus stops, mosaics, abandoned buildings and a Lenin statue in Northern Abkhazia.
A travel guide on what to do in Yerevan, Armenia with a map of locations, and including off-the-beaten-path ideas for alternative things to see in Yerevan.
Cinema Rossiya (Russia) in Vinnytsia (Vinnytsya), Ukraine. Completed in the 1960s. Now abandoned. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture in the former USSR.
Expocenter of Ukraine (Pavilion 13) in Kyiv, Ukraine. Completed in 1967. Modernist, Soviet-era architecture 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.