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.
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'
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.
Photographs from Moscow’s youth-led protests
After shooting the protest, photographer Gosha Bergal discusses the beginning of a new chapter for Russia.
Meet the creatives of St. Petersburg
Photographer Online Lipnem lensed his friends in bed, because where else do you have to be this year?
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.
The photographer finding parallels between NY and Russia during lockdown
Devoid of her usual subject matters, Kristina Shakht roamed the empty streets.
The exhibition showcasing Russia's LGBTQ+ diversity
'Russian Queer Revolution' highlights the celebratory, creative side to queer life in Russia that we often overlook.
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.
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.
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.
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.