East and East Central European countries have strong cultural heritages defined by centuries old traditions. These photo galleries illustrate Eastern European and East-Central European cultures.
When you think of Russia, certain cultural references may spring to mind, like Russian food, the writings of Pushkin, and troikas. This cultural photo gallery includes all of these and more.
Bulgaria's culture is rich with the history of the region. Bulgarians also love celebrating holidays with costume, food, and crafts.
Croatia claims credit for the invention of the necktie, was once ruled by Venice, and holidays feature traditional Croatian folk costumes.
Customs, music, and Latvian souvenirs are illustrated in this photo gallery.
Lithuania takes pride in its place along the Baltic Coast and was located on the Amber Road of ancient times. Lithuania also has ties to the sea and agriculture.
The Czech Republic's culture was enriched by innovative individuals, who contributed to the art of the 20th century, the world of beer, and jewelry fashion, and more.
Hungary is known for beautiful embroidery, delicious cuisine, and its winemaking industry.
Poland's culture brings us decorated eggs, mushroom picking, and colorful holiday celebrations.
Traditional crafts from Romania make wonderful souvenirs. Romania also attracts vampire hunters and Dracula buffs.