During our visit to Transnistria, we stumbled across these Soviet mosaics at the Youth Sports School in Sucleia, a small town 7kms southeast of Tiraspol.
former USSR Blog Posts
A guide to visiting Cahul: getting off the beaten path in Moldova. What to do in Cahul including a map of places and useful travel tips.
Visiting Transnistria: The best way to spend a 10-hour visa in Transnistria with a map of locations and tips on what to see in Tiraspol and Bendery.
Places in Lithuania and Ukraine associated with HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries. Where was Chernobyl filmed? Locations connected with the nuclear accident.
A guide on visiting the former secret Soviet bunker in Līgatne, Latvia. With information on how to get there and experience of the guided tour.
Where to find the best street art in Tbilisi including locations and a map. Photos of street art and graffiti spotted in Tbilisi, Georgia, in the Caucasus.
Our suggestions for the best day trips to do from Kiev including how to get there and how much time it will take, places that are too far for a day visit.
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 the now abandoned Composers’ House in Borjomi, Georgia. The kind of artistic and intellectual retreat was typical in the former Soviet Union.
A guide to the best places to visit in Kiev. Ukraine’s capital Kiev (Kyiv) has a huge amount to see and do, yet remains an underrated European capital.
A guide to Soviet-era sanatoriums in Jūrmala. A popular spa town since the late 18th century, we focus on the architecture when Latvia was part of the USSR.