Fiction: Grigory Kanovich – Shtetl Love Song

Fiction: Grigory Kanovich – Shtetl Love Song

"There’s no doubt that Mendel and I, more than anyone else, wanted to get to Russia as soon as possible..."Continue Reading →

How the Children of Baltic Refugees to Britain are Rediscovering their Roots

How the Children of Baltic Refugees to Britain are Rediscovering their Roots

"When my grandfather died, my father stopped speaking Latvian... he had no-one to speak to"Continue Reading →

DB Under the Radar: Ķemeri, Latvia

DB Under the Radar: Ķemeri, Latvia

"Its medicinal water attracted thousands of tourists from all over the Russian Empire, thereby warranting the town a direct train line to Moscow"Continue Reading →

Long Hair and Bell-Bottoms Behind the Iron Curtain: Soviet Hippies

Long Hair and Bell-Bottoms Behind the Iron Curtain: Soviet Hippies

"A record was a holy thing that would go from hand to hand, recorded over and over on reel tapes."Continue Reading →

ЛАЙФ V КАЙФ or How to Trip in the Soviet Union

ЛАЙФ V КАЙФ or How to Trip in the Soviet Union

The Estonian director Terje Toomistu, who has recently completed a documentary about the hippie movement in the Soviet Union, writes about drug culture behind the Iron Curtain.Continue Reading →

Stephan Collishaw: Turning Lithuania’s Troubled Past into Fiction

Stephan Collishaw: Turning Lithuania’s Troubled Past into Fiction

British author Stephan Collishaw has been closely involved with Lithuania since moving there on a whim in the mid-'90s.Continue Reading →

Fiction – The Song of the Stork

Fiction – The Song of the Stork

The Song of the Stork tells the story of Yael, a fifteen-year-old Jewish girl separated from her family on the Polish-Lithuanian border during World War IIContinue Reading →

Gatis Krūmiņš: Debunking Myths of Soviet Investment in the Baltics

Gatis Krūmiņš: Debunking Myths of Soviet Investment in the Baltics

Krūmiņš's calculations appear to show that, actually, Latvia – in common with all of the Baltic states – was a net contributor to the Soviet budgetContinue Reading →