25 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, discover the “Perestroïka generation” as seen by itself. Seven cross-border stories by 14 journalists and photographers from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.
Visaginas was once a lively city in the northeast of Lithuania, home to one of the most powerful nuclear power plants in the former USSR. Now, it’s a ghost town. But the city is being rediscovered by Lithuanian youth, hoping it could become a tourist attraction or a thriving hub.
In Estonia, almost 25% of the population is Russian. The two communities are still fairly separate: there are living areas that are considered more Estonian or Russian, kids go to separate schools, and sometimes even buy groceries from separate shops. In the context of growing tensions between Moscow and Tallinn, can anything bring these two worlds together?
Gender is becoming an increasingly fluid concept in Western society. But in Belarus, any identity not approved by the authoritarian regime can have dangerous consequences – especially if you are transgender.
Over the past decade, Latvia has experienced an unprecedented wave of emigration. More than 200,000 Latvians – or around 10% of the population – have left their homeland. This is an exploration of those who have stayed: a generation of urban shaman, tech entrepreneurs and journalists, reflecting the faces of contemporary Latvia.
After 25 years of independence, Moldova is still struggling to find its identity. The younger generations have come up with their own solutions, ranging from tighter relationships with Russia to the dissolution of the Moldovan state.