Have you noticed, by any chance, that it's been twenty years since the Iron Curtain fell? The Guardian is celebrating in its own very sensible way - with a short series of short stories from behind the Wall. Look out for pieces from Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and the Czech Republic all this week.
But to start you off you can enjoy my favourite Clemens Meyer story, "Of Dogs and Horses". Translated by me. Hooray.