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Monstrous remnants of the Soviet regime: Tallinn’s Brutalist architecture | TOP5
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Monstrous remnants of the Soviet regime: Tallinn’s Brutalist architecture | TOP5

Contrary to popular belief, Brutalist architecture is not closely related to socialism: the style first appeared in England in the 1950s. Still, in socialist countries such as Estonia, it became inseparable from the political system of that time. Author: Zsófia Tóth Brutalism was popular in the fifties, sixties, and seventies,
How do Hungarians define democratic transition? | The transition to democracy in our region – Part VIII.
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How do Hungarians define democratic transition? | The transition to democracy in our region – Part VIII.

More than thirty years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which left an enormous economic and political void in Central and Eastern Europe. In this series of articles, we explore the responses of the countries of the region to the new circumstances: how they could adapt to
The transition of two countries in one: Czechoslovakia | The transition to democracy in our region – Part VII.
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The transition of two countries in one: Czechoslovakia | The transition to democracy in our region – Part VII.

More than thirty years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which left an enormous economic and political void in Central and Eastern Europe. In this series of articles, we explore the responses of the countries of the region to the new circumstances: how they could adapt to
Belarus, who failed | The transition to democracy in our region – Part V.
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Belarus, who failed | The transition to democracy in our region – Part V.

More than thirty years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which left an enormous economic and political void in Central and Eastern Europe. In this series of articles, we explore the responses of the countries of the region to the new circumstances: how they could adapt to
Struggling Ukraine | The transition to democracy in our region – Part IV.
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Struggling Ukraine | The transition to democracy in our region – Part IV.

More than thirty years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which left an enormous economic and political void in Central and Eastern Europe. In this series of articles, we explore the responses of the countries of the region to the new circumstances: how they could adapt to
Lithuania: borrowing population is impossible | The transition to democracy in our region – Part III.
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Lithuania: borrowing population is impossible | The transition to democracy in our region – Part III.

More than thirty years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which left an enormous economic and political void in Central and Eastern Europe. In this series of articles, we explore the responses of the countries of the region to the new circumstances: how they could adapt to
Latvia, who quickly settled in – The transition to democracy in our region - Part II.
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Latvia, who quickly settled in – The transition to democracy in our region - Part II.

More than thirty years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which left an enormous economic and political void in Central and Eastern Europe. In this series of articles, we explore the responses of the countries of the region to the new circumstances: how they could adapt to
Estonia: the powerhouse of innovation | The transition to democracy in our region I.
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Estonia: the powerhouse of innovation | The transition to democracy in our region I.

More than thirty years have passed since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, which left an enormous economic and political void in Central and Eastern Europe. In this series of articles, we explore the responses of the countries of the region to the new circumstances: how they could adapt to
From the Volga to the Danube—to be Russian in Hungary
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From the Volga to the Danube—to be Russian in Hungary

It is not surprising that countless Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian people have found their home in Budapest (and, of course) in Hungary in recent decades. What is perhaps more interesting is that although they did not form a unified, closed world like the Chinese in Chinatown (which I wrote about
Soviet mosaics for eternity | Kyiv, Ukraine
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Soviet mosaics for eternity | Kyiv, Ukraine

One can see many spectacular mosaics on the territory of the former Soviet Union. A significant part of the works of arts covering the façades of public institutions or appearing on the walls of tiny bus stops has vanished over the years. Luckily, Kyiv-based photographer Yevgen Nikiforov took no chances