A guide to the New East

SPECIAL REPORT
Landscape & memory

The landscapes of the new east are not just a physical terrain; they are the keepers of complex history. History speaks through mountains and rivers. Nature is the key to collective memory. What do you find when you listen to the land?

Footsteps of history

I walked 2200km to retrace my grandfather’s WWII escape from a Russian gulag

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What lies beneath

A quest to uncover the strange, dark history of uranium mining in Soviet-era Poland

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After the fall

An Armenian town's long road to recovery from a devastating earthquake

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Unsettled ground

Revisiting the lost sites of the Yugoslav wars

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The elusive beauty of the slagheap

Searching for the sublime in a Russian mining town

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Autonomous zone

Scenes from a separatist city in Ukraine

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