Eastern Europe


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Eastern Europe

  1. 1. Eastern Europe Belarus Czech Republic Hungary Moldova Poland Romania Russia Slovakia Ukraine
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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).
  5. 5. Belarus
  6. 6. National Library of Belarus
  7. 8. Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia, one of the largest Orthodox cathedrals in Europe
  8. 9. along the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria
  9. 10. Czech Republic
  10. 11. Wenceslas Square Prague
  11. 12. Prague night
  12. 13. Hungary
  13. 14. Budapest - Hungary
  14. 15. Hungarian Parliament Building
  15. 16. Bridge of the chains, symbol of Budapest
  16. 17. Moldova
  17. 18. Moldavian orthodox church
  18. 19. Poland
  19. 20. Warszawa, Lazienki Krolewskie
  20. 21. Main Market Square in Kraków St. Mary's Basilica (left), Sukiennice (centre), Town Hall Tower (right)
  21. 22. Gdansk
  22. 23. Centrum finansowe Warszawy
  23. 24. Romania
  24. 25. 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.
  25. 26. Palace of the Parliament
  26. 27. Palace balcany Unirii Romania
  27. 28. Peles Castle Sinaia, Romania
  28. 29. 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.
  29. 30. Voronet Old Monastery
  30. 31. 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.
  31. 32. Russia
  32. 33. Red Square starring St Basil's Cathedral on the left, Moscow, Russia
  33. 35. The Moscow Kremlin and the Moskva River
  34. 36. St Petersburg
  35. 37. Kazan Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia
  36. 38. Catherine Palace Tsarskoie Selo
  37. 39. The Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg, Russia
  38. 40. Sankt-Petersburg Eremitage by night
  39. 41. Peter the Great’s Palace, built in 1714-1725 in Peterhof
  40. 42. Slovakia
  41. 43. Slovakia's Presidential Palace in Bratislava
  42. 44. High Tatras
  43. 45. Ukraine
  44. 46. Kiev Botanical Garden
  45. 47. St Michael Cathedral
  46. 48. THE END music: Peter I. Tschaikowsky Piano Concerto nr.1 Realization Raiss@