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.
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.
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.
@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.
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.
pussy riot just released a dark environmental protest song
Complete with an open letter to Putin.
tommy cash's new collaboration with rick owens is as horrifying as it is fascinating
In his first foray into the art world, the 'post-Soviet rapper' exhibits, among other things, his own sperm as part of a show created in collaboration with the American designer.
oleg ivenko: the dancer telling the story of ballet’s first pop icon
The Ukrainian professional dancer and first-time actor discusses his role as Rudolf Nureyev: the Soviet ballet sensation who controversially defected to Paris during the Cold War.
what’s really happening in chechnya right now?
The LGBTQ community is under attack and urgent action is needed.
the moscow designer making lace blouses for liberated men
'For me, the real man is a person with an absolute inner freedom, with open sexuality and non-stereotypical thinking,' Russia's Nikita Kalmykov tells i-D of his young brand ODOR.
how this underground club is shaping russian culture
“Russia is more than vodka, bears and Gosha Rubchinskiy.” We asked the founders, club kids and residents of Kisloty about its underground music scene and the creative future of St. Petersburg.
nadya from pussy riot has written a book
It’s a guide to activism, duh.