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Culture

Russia needs to face up to anti-Black racism

As @youngmasha’s recent experience speaking out about racism on TikTok proves, violent discrimination against Afro-Russians is rife.
Mahoro Seward
7.7.20
Opinion

Yulia Tsvetkova’s trial is a showdown for freedom of expression in Russia

The 27-year-old artist is facing six years in prison for distributing “pornographic material” online. We speak to members of the country’s feminist and LGBTQ+ creative communities about why what happens next is a watershed moment for Russia’s youth.
Anastasiia Fedorova
7.1.20
Fashion

Watch ODOR's horny, Chatroulette-inspired fashion film

The Russian brand present their AW20 collection using the infamous online platform and models in varying states of dress (and undress).
Dane Harrison
6.26.20
Photography

NSFW photographs of the youth challenging Russia’s sexual status quo

Nick Gavrilov and Generation Z’s Project X shows how sex has become an act of protest against the country’s stern morality codes.
Anastasiia Fedorova
6.17.20
Photography

Julie Poly’s kitsch photos capture life onboard the Ukrainian Railways

In 'Ukrzaliznytsia', the train conductor turned photographer recreates the elaborate tales she’s heard and seen play out on the railways in Ukraine.
Emma Russell
5.19.20
Music

Meet the artists driving Russia’s new wave of queer music

From dreamy 80s-inspired pop to sweaty basement raves, the country’s LGBT+ music and nightlife scene is changing how the world looks at Russian youth.
Anastasiia Fedorova
4.21.20
Culture

Vlad Zorin takes sun-soaked nude portraits of his boyfriend

Ludovic de Saint Sernin's friend and photographer has travelled the world capturing intimate photos of his muse.
Douglas Greenwood
3.27.20
Photography

Bogdan Shirokov captures a softer side of Moscow's youth

The Russian photographer's portraits challenge Russian male stereotypes and celebrate their more emotional side.
Dane Harrison
3.11.20
Beauty

The Russian artist designing masks to reflect her moods

From her home in Moscow, Anastasia Pilepchuk makes facial ornaments with big Frida Kahlo-meets-Björk energy.
Rolien Zonneveld
1.22.20
Culture

@russian.queer.revolution is the LGBTQI+ art platform you need to know

Anastasiia Fedorova’s new Instagram project is a bridge between Russia’s queer underground and the global community.
Mahoro Seward
1.8.20
Fashion

linus leonardsson's debut collection is inspired by forest raves

The Swedish designer tells i-D about his influences and the significance of showing his vibrant, gender-fluid collection at MBFW Russia.
Nicole DeMarco
10.29.19
Music

pussy riot just released a dark environmental protest song

Complete with an open letter to Putin.
Frankie Dunn
7.9.19
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