Enthusiasts of fine arts and architecture have a plethora of options when planning a trip to nations of the former Soviet Union. World famous galleries and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are littered throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus – offering a wide variety of exhibits and sites to visit. Eastern Europe is predominately a mix of Russian and Western influence, but venture further afield towards the Caucasus and Central Asia, and you’ll find more and more examples of Islamic and Oriental artistry as well. To help you plan your own itinerary, we’ve listed some of the most renowned, “must-see” destinations for arts and architecture. Enjoy!
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