Eastern Europe Belarus Czech Republic Hungary Moldova Poland Romania Russia Slovakia Ukraine
The UN definition considers Eastern Europe to consist of the following ten countries: Belarus , Bulgaria, Czech Republic , Hungary, Moldova , Poland, Romania , Russia (a transcontinental country), Slovakia , Ukraine. United Nations - UN
Eastern Europe is a concept of a geopolitical region recently influenced by the Cold War. Its borders are defined more by culture than by clear and precise geography. Throughout history and to a lesser extent today Eastern Europe has been distinguishable from Western Europe and other regions due to cultural, religious, economic, and historical reasons. Although the term Eastern Europe was largely defined of the Cold War, it still remains much in use. The term is commonly used in the media and in everyday use both in "eastern" and other regions of Europe.
Eastern Europe Pre-1989 division between the "West" (grey) and "Eastern Bloc" (orange) superimposed on current borders: Russia (dark orange), other countries formerly part of the USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange).
National Library of Belarus
Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia, one of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in Europe
along the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria
Wenceslas Square Prague
Budapest - Hungary
Hungarian Parliament Building
Bridge of the chains, symbol of Budapest
Moldavian orthodox church
Warszawa, Lazienki Krolewskie
Main Market Square in Kraków St. Mary's Basilica (left), Sukiennice (centre), Town Hall Tower (right)
Centrum finansowe Warszawy
House of people, Bucharest, Romania Palace of the Parliament Built in 1984, it is the largest building in Europe and the world's second largest administrative building behind the Pentagon and 10% larger by volume than the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Palace of the Parliament
Palace balcany Unirii Romania
Peles Castle Sinaia, Romania
is a romantic castle placed in an idyllic setting in the Carpathian Mountains, near Sinaia, in Prahova County, Romania, on an existing medieval route linking Transylvania and Wallachia, built between 1873 and 1883, and is considered by many amongst world's most charming palaces.
Voronet Old Monastery
Bran Castle built in 1212, is commonly known as Dracula's Castle and is situated in the centre of present-day Romania. In addition to its unique architecture, the castle is famous because of persistent myths that it was once the home of Vlad III Dracula.
Red Square starring St Basil's Cathedral on the left, Moscow, Russia
The Moscow Kremlin and the Moskva River
Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia
Catherine Palace Tsarskoie Selo
The Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia
Sankt-Petersburg Eremitage by night
Peter the Great’s Palace, built in 1714-1725 in Peterhof
Slovakia's Presidential Palace in Bratislava
Kiev Botanical Garden
St Michael Cathedral
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