In Alina in The East, Actress AlinaTomnikov travels to Belarus, Ukraine and Bulgaria in order to get to know her Slavic roots. On her travels Alina meets local young adults who tell her about their lives in Eastern Europe of the 21st century and share what modern day Slavism is all about. Alina also stays in the homes of locals during her trips and asks them to show their favorite places in their hometowns.
"With this show we want to make traveling in Eastern Europe as cool as surfing in Bali. The plan is to show that modern day Slavic countries are just as trendy as any other destination", states Tomnikov.
Alina in The East also shows how each of the countries have their own challenges that affect the daily lives of local young adults. The authoritarianism of Belarus causes anxiety for the young people dreaming of the future and in Ukraine young people go to war at the eastern border while trying to decrease corruption and increase equality. Bulgaria is the only country Alina visits, which is part of the EU, yet the standards of the country tell another story, even though Sofia is one of the most trendy capital cities long the route.
Prepare yourself for interesting and trendy destinations and strong emotions!