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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 Maximov
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
Culture

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.
Aliide Naylor
5.30.19
Film

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.
Ryan White
3.20.19
Culture

what’s really happening in chechnya right now?

The LGBTQ community is under attack and urgent action is needed.
Jake Hall
1.29.19
Fashion

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.
Hannah Ongley
10.26.18
Culture

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.
Juule Kay
8.29.18
Culture

nadya from pussy riot has written a book

It’s a guide to activism, duh.
Frankie Dunn
8.13.18
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