A Way of Resistance: A Brief History of Buddhism in Estonia

A Way of Resistance: A Brief History of Buddhism in Estonia

The first Estonian to be declared a saint was a Buddhist, and the religion provided a means of resistance for intellectuals during the Soviet occupation.Continue Reading →

Film Focus: Together For Ever

Film Focus: Together For Ever

"Natural and believable performances transport you to modern Vilnius and allows you to experience how families cope in post-modern society."Continue Reading →

Estonian Film Music: A Tasting Menu for the Autumn

Estonian Film Music: A Tasting Menu for the Autumn

"All the songs I’m offering here have been used in classic pieces of Estonian cinema, old and new..."Continue Reading →

For Those Forgotten by History: The Sun Sets in the East

For Those Forgotten by History: The Sun Sets in the East

Alexander Belinski and Agne Dovydaityte's feature-length documentary is based on a Lithuanian peasant’s diary from 1984Continue Reading →

The Peace Is Deceptive: the History of Riga’s Hippest Street

The Peace Is Deceptive: the History of Riga’s Hippest Street

The history of Miera iela is proof of the legend that Riga will never be complete.Continue Reading →

A Colourful History in Monochrome: Interwar Lithuanian Adverts

A Colourful History in Monochrome: Interwar Lithuanian Adverts

The book Interwar Lithuanian Advertising collects many of the most striking, colourful or simply strange examples of adverts produced in the Republic of Lithuania in the interwar period.Continue Reading →

Putting the Forgotten District of Lastādija Back on the Map of Riga

Putting the Forgotten District of Lastādija Back on the Map of Riga

Lastādija or Lastadie is the forgotten name of the neighbourhood bounded by the Central Market, the railway, Lāčplēša Street and the Daugava river.Continue Reading →

Back to Shul: Capturing the Uses of Lithuania’s 100 Former Synagogues

Back to Shul: Capturing the Uses of Lithuania’s 100 Former Synagogues

"I visited and photographed former synagogues in 59 Lithuanian towns, villages and cities whose contemporary uses include churches, funeral parlours, shops, hairdressers..."Continue Reading →

Naissaar: the Estonian “Island of Women” Once an Independent Socialist Republic

Naissaar: the Estonian “Island of Women” Once an Independent Socialist Republic

"They announced the creation of an independent socialist republic, the Soviet Republic of the Sailors and Builders of the Fortress of Naissaar Island"Continue Reading →

Deep Baltic Podcast – Eesti

Deep Baltic Podcast – Eesti

DB's editor Will Mawhood is joined by Tallinn-based David Edwards and Stuart Garlick for a discussion about identity and how the country is changing.Continue Reading →

Higher Education in a Post-War Refugee Camp: The Baltic University

Higher Education in a Post-War Refugee Camp: The Baltic University

"He was truly amazed, if not perhaps shocked, that people, refugees, were not only thinking of creating a university, but were actually organising it."Continue Reading →

DB Recommends: Andrius Mamontovas

DB Recommends: Andrius Mamontovas

Imagine a musician singing about hope and freedom at a time when the Soviet system was crumblingContinue Reading →