A guide to the New East

Star chefs

Ten culinary wizards putting eastern European food on the map

Béla Tarr

What can a new scene add to the legacy of a great director?

Donald Trump

What does the Russian media really think about the new president?

Ice hunters

The striking sight of Astana’s fishermen, cocooned against the cold

Welcome to the jungle

Belarusian designer Anne Zabelina finds a magical oasis in Minsk

Uralmash

Inside the Soviet-era industrial powerhouse surviving on community spirit

Letter from Lagodekhi

Discover a Georgian wilderness that’s like Lord of the Rings with AK-47s

Green cities

The 10 most eco-friendly capitals of the New East

Letter from Olonets

Three days on a creative retreat among the pines and lakes of Karelia