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 →

Pagan Faith, Accelerated Technology: A Walk on Estonia’s Muhu Island

Pagan Faith, Accelerated Technology: A Walk on Estonia’s Muhu Island

Organised religion, imported by a series of invaders and occupiers, was never able to fully repress pagan traditions in Estonia.Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Forest Portraits, Forest People: the Pictures of Jane Remm

Forest Portraits, Forest People: the Pictures of Jane Remm

Estonia has one of the highest levels of forest cover of any nation in Europe, with almost half of the whole territory of the country made up of forests.Continue Reading →

Frontnieki: the Formation of the Latvian National Communists Who Challenged Moscow

Frontnieki: the Formation of the Latvian National Communists Who Challenged Moscow

Who exactly were these national communists and how did they form a faction that presented the greatest challenge to Soviet Centre-periphery relations in the post-war era?Continue Reading →

“Ground” – Haunting Photos of Industry and the Baltic Winter

“Ground” – Haunting Photos of Industry and the Baltic Winter

Ground is a cartographic project of sorts, one which points out transport arteries such as train tracks, roads, pipelines, high voltage transmission lines...Continue Reading →

How Baltic Refugees Returned from North American Exile to Lead their Countries

How Baltic Refugees Returned from North American Exile to Lead their Countries

“My parents fled terror in Estonia in World War Two, which is why I have this accent.”Continue Reading →