Tag: Soviet Union

Bloody history and current look of Vilnius, Lithuania

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA: Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania and definitely one of the most vibrant and unique cities of former Soviet Union. Historically, it was formed in 1236 by Lithuania’s first and last king, King Mindaugas. Lithuania has about less than 3 million people,… Continue Reading “Bloody history and current look of Vilnius, Lithuania”

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City of Amber – Riga, Latvia

RIGA, LATVIA: Riga, capital of Latvia, is the largest city in the Baltic States. This is one of the attractive cities of Europe which is still not spoiled by heavy tourists. The city was founded in 1201 as a base for the Northern Crusaders.… Continue Reading “City of Amber – Riga, Latvia”

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Bits and pieces on Kiev, Ukraine

KIEV, UKRAINE: Situated by River Dnieper, Kiev is the largest city in Ukraine. After the fall of Soviet Union in 1991, Kiev became the capital of Ukraine. This is also ONE OF THE OLDEST cities in Eastern Europe dating back to 5th century. The… Continue Reading “Bits and pieces on Kiev, Ukraine”

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