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.
Lithuania Blog Posts
Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania. Completed 1987 by architect Ceslovas Mazuras. Modernist, Soviet architecture in the former USSR.
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.
Gintaras Sanatorium on the outskirts of Palanga in Lithuania. Completed in 1990. Modernist, Soviet architecture in the former USSR.
Pietà, part of the Monument to the victims of January 13 1991 in Antakalnis Cemetery in Vilnius, Lithuania. Post Soviet monument in the former USSR.
Elektrėnai Ice Palace in Lithuania. Completed in 1976 by architects A. Juseviciene and A. Domarackas. Modernist, Soviet architecture in the former USSR.
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vilnius, Lithuania. Architect Elena Nijolė Bučiūtė. Modernist, Soviet architecture in the former USSR.
Photographs of some of the best examples of Soviet modernism in the former USSR, plus a brief explanation of this genre of architecture.
Hotel PušynasLocation: Druskininkai, LithuaniaCompleted: 1982Architects: R. Šilinskas and N. KėvišasFormer name: Sūrutis SanatoriumGenre: Modernist, Soviet architecture, former Soviet Union Sometimes called the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument, this gargantuan...
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.
‘The First Swallows’ in Vilnius, Lithuania. Completed in 1964 by sculptor Juozas Mikėnas. Soviet memorial in the former USSR.