Districts are here defined as areas within cities that can be considered distinct based on their individual fame or their current development or renewal schemes. After the neglect of the late communist era and the economic and political collapse that preceded the current rise of capitalism, many post-communist cities have had to renew, redevelop, or repurpose large sections of their cities. Many of these articles are about those efforts. Many others are about famous attractions such as Theatre Square in Moscow or Podil District in Kyiv.

Lubyanka: Inside the Story of Moscow’s Infamous Building and District

There is always history surrounding us. In a city like Moscow, this can seem overwhelmingly apparent. Moscow has many imposing buildings from many eras – some are immediately recognizable and others only invite wonder as to what stories lay behind their beauty or grime. Lubyanka is the name commonly used to refer to the building […]

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