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.
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 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.
Of all the derelict places we find, abandoned swimming pools are some of the most alluring. Urban exploration at some of the world’s forsaken swimming pools
In Zhytomyr we noticed these Soviet-era plaques on the side of the PJSC Ukrtelecom (Ukrainian National Telecommunications Operator) building.
A travel guide on what to do in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Brutalist and Stalinist Empire style buildings are plentiful, but the city also exudes an air of elegance.
Our suggestions on some interesting places to stop on the route between Kiev and Lviv. A guide to travelling off-the-beaten-path in Ukraine.
Within easy reach of Kiev, Chernihiv is small and manageable, with some impressive sights. Also known as Chernigov, it’s an ancient city dating to 907AD.