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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

“Kas ir Hipsteri?” – Changing Times in a Small Latvian City

“Kas ir Hipsteri?” – Changing Times in a Small Latvian City

Cēsis has changed rather a lot in the last few years, probably more than any other single town in Latvia, and the best place to get the measure of these…Continue Reading →

Discussing Identity and Minorities in an Estonian Border City, Pt. 2

Discussing Identity and Minorities in an Estonian Border City, Pt. 2

Narva is a particularly interesting place to discuss minorities and identy, being more overwhelmingly minority-majority than any large city in the Baltics.Continue Reading →

Discussing Identity and Minorities in an Estonian Border City

Discussing Identity and Minorities in an Estonian Border City

Narva is a particularly interesting place to discuss minorities and identy, being more overwhelmingly minority-majority than any large city in the Baltics.Continue Reading →

Spin Unit: Revealing the City through Art and Science

Spin Unit: Revealing the City through Art and Science

We aim to hack the invisible city, leverage the secret strengths of urban spaces, and explore how the many characters, all the different layers of the urban fabric come togetherContinue Reading →

Britain and the Baltics 2 – …to Peep Show

Britain and the Baltics 2 – …to Peep Show

"We consider [the Soviet Union and Russia] to be synonymous, don't we?"Continue Reading →

So Long Is the Road: Pärnu After Christmas

So Long Is the Road: Pärnu After Christmas

Pärnu is Estonia's most beautiful city. Airy parks, giant trees, and castle-like villas that call out to you with their back staircase secrets.Continue Reading →

Europe’s Dark Side of the Moon – Life in ’80s Riga

Europe’s Dark Side of the Moon – Life in ’80s Riga

"When I was a young woman, I ventured from America to my ancestral homeland, Latvia, hoping to recognize the country my grandparents and the exile Latvian community had described to…Continue Reading →

Didzis Melbiksis: Sticking Up for Refugees in the Baltics

Didzis Melbiksis: Sticking Up for Refugees in the Baltics

Latvian Didzis Melbiksis is the UNHCR Association Communication Officer for Northern Europe, responsible for managing the UN's communication with the media and public in the region.Continue Reading →