Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe

About Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is the eastern part of the European continent. The term has widely disparate geopolitical, geographical, cultural and socioeconomic readings, which makes it highly context-dependent and even volatile, and there are 'almost as many definitions of Eastern Europe as there are scholars of the region'. A related United Nations paper adds that 'every assessment of spatial identities is essentially a social and cultural construct'.One definition describes Eastern Europe as a cultural (and econo-cultural) entity: the region lying in Europe with main characteristics consisting in Byzantine, Orthodox and minor and limited Ottoman influences.

Contributions by Andyb56, Noitall, and Joy.