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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.