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Photography

The queer Russian photographer who made global headlines in the 90s

Slava Mogutin left Siberia at 14 and became a prominent LGBTQ activist before such a term was commonplace.
Miss Rosen
11.7.22
Culture

Photos that capture what it means to be Soviet Korean

Wearing Uzbek-Korean label J.Kim, descendants of USSR ethnic Koreans speak on identity, community and redefining home abroad.
Zoë Kendall
10.10.22
Fashion

From Russian Y2K to folklore-core, this is the post-post-Soviet aesthetic

Emerging brands CH4RM, J.Kim, Vereja and nastyamasha are creating playful clothes that capture the country’s new youth movement.
Zoë Kendall
2.22.22
Photography

Photographing gay youth across Russia

Vlad Zorin travelled hundreds of miles to capture different queer male sexual awakenings in his new book, 'With Love from Russia'
Douglas Greenwood
12.13.21
Photography

Vlad Molodez captures the magic and melancholy of growing up in Siberia

After contributing to our My Month in a Photo series, we commissioned the photographer to show us more of his life back home.
Ryan White
6.14.21
Photography

Photographs from Moscow’s youth-led protests

After shooting the protest, photographer Gosha Bergal discusses the beginning of a new chapter for Russia.
Ryan White
1.25.21
straight ups

Meet the creatives of St. Petersburg

Photographer Online Lipnem lensed his friends in bed, because where else do you have to be this year?
i-D Staff
11.24.20
Music

This party is redefining queer nightlife in Russia

Moscow techno party Popoff Kitchen share how they created Russia’s most sexually-liberated LGBTQ+ safe space, along with an exclusive mix.
Mahoro Seward
10.16.20
Photography

The photographer finding parallels between NY and Russia during lockdown

Devoid of her usual subject matters, Kristina Shakht roamed the empty streets.
Jack Sunnucks
9.16.20
Culture

The exhibition showcasing Russia's LGBTQ+ diversity

'Russian Queer Revolution' highlights the celebratory, creative side to queer life in Russia that we often overlook.
Mahoro Seward
9.2.20
Culture

The punk art collective fusing political activism and streetwear in Russia

From strict drug laws to LGBTQ+ rights, Kultrab highlights the country's most pressing issues. Their latest project is a cyborg-inspired photo series, and a call to action on climate change.
Dane Harrison
8.19.20
Politics

This proposed bill is a leap backwards for trans rights in Russia

Proposed under the guise of “strengthening the institution of family”, the Russian government’s latest anti-LGBTQ+ move will drastically affect the livelihoods of its trans citizens. Here’s how you can help.
Anastasiia Fedorova
7.30.20
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