Back In The Soviet Bloc

March 2019

Season 1 Episode 7 - Borsch, Vodka & Fusion Cuisine

3.0 42 x
Julia explores Russia and Ukraine's culinary delights, from well known traditional dishes to modern fusion cuisine. Julia tours a market in Kherson, searching for quintessential flavours.

Season 1 Episode 6 - Stalin, Gymnastics & Discotheques

4.0 10 x
Julia explores Kherson, a town in regional Ukraine still largely unchanged since Soviet times, then visits tourist playground Odessa. Julia takes a look around Kherson.

Season 1 Episode 5 - Folklore, Playgrounds & Reunions

3.0 8 x
Julia discovers Ukraine's traditional culture, and revisits her own origins. Julia explores the quirkier side of Kyiv, discovering its wide-reaching cultural influences in its food and landmarks.

Season 1 Episode 4 - Artists, Activists & Stilettos

3.0 8 x
Julia visits a monastery famous for its artists-in-residence, and learns about the changing role of women in Ukrainian society. Julia visits the Lavra Caves Monastery, Kyiv's major tourist attraction, where she meets several artists in residence. She sits for a portrait in traditional dress, learns about paintings used for...
February 2019

Season 1 Episode 3 - Independence, Revolution & Eurovision

3.0 27 x
Julia learns about the Orange Revolution and the ongoing social issues in Ukraine. Julia returns to the city of her birth, Kyiv. She begins her homecoming by touring its picturesque streets.

Season 1 Episode 2 - Capitalism, Celebrities & Dachas

4.0 7 x
Julia explores the challenges of doing business in post-Soviet Moscow and visits Russia's weekend retreat - the dacha. Julia is now in Russia's capital, a megalopolis of 12 million people.

Season 1 Episode 1 - Lenin, Tchaikovsky & Dixieland Jazz

2.5 28 x
Julia explores the USSR's origin in the city formerly known as Leningrad, which was the site of the October Revolution, and also discovers St Petersburg's musical side. Julia arrives in Russia, her first time back in the former USSR since leaving as a child. Her first stop is St Petersburg, Russia's 2ndlargest city. It's c...