Alexei Korolyov - Contributors | Monocle

Contributors / Alexei Korolyov

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Take two

This city’s streets are filled with shops selling everything from Soviet-era furniture to Syrian chocolate that has been adopted as a Christmas treat by the locals. Here, we showcase the best of Budapest.

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On the edge

In the days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, our correspondent heads to the besieged country’s southwestern border as its neighbours find themselves living nextdoor to a war zone. How will they cope with the consequences…

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People’s palaces

Vienna’s ‘Gemeindebau’ apartment blocks were built out of necessity but an emphasis on social cohesion and affordability means that they might now be the world’s best public housing.

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Fresh start

Tyrol’s capital Innsbruck is synonymous with idyllic alpine charm but its enterprising mindset makes it fertile ground for budding businesses and energetic entrepreneurs too.

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Inventory: a global round-up

Starting the new year on the right foot, we head for gentle exercise: climbing in Innsbruck, surfing in Margaret River, hiking in Vancouver and Swimming in Tel Aviv.

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Calling the shots

Its émigrés helped to shape the global film industry and now the country itself is becoming a cinema and TV production hub. So how is Hungary earning its starring role as the Hollywood of Europe?

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Green room

The co-founder and publisher of Vienna’s foremost news and reviews magazine likes to dodge the crowds in the city’s public parks.

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Destination: Vienna

From the river refuge of Alte Donau to the buzzy bars and restaurants that line the Danube Canal, the city waters have become a focal point for the Viennese. Clothing optional.

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Wurst of times

Forget the modish, fly-by-night food truck business or setting up a drab diner: instead we’re taking a stand (literally). Here’s to our ideal – if for now imagined – take on a Viennese classic. Welcome to Monocle’s perfect…


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