Eastern Europe is the eastern part of the European continent. There is no consensus on the precise area it covers, partly because the term has a wide range of geopolitical, geographical, cultural and socioeconomic connotations. 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 entity: the region lying in Europe with the main characteristics consisting of Greek, Byzantine, Eastern Orthodox, Russian and some Ottoman culture influences.
- Estonia - Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Eesti Vabariik
- Latvia - Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1990 by the Latvijas Republika
- Lithuania - Territory in north central Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Lietuvos Respublika
- Romania - Territory in southeast Europe, ruled since 1991 by the Statul Român
- Russia - Territory in eastern Europe and northern Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Rossiyskaya Federatsiya
- Ukraine - Territory in eastern Europe, ruled since 1991 by the republic of Uryad Ukrayiny
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Eastern Europe" as of 26 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.