russia

Music

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.
Mahoro Seward
10.16.20
Photography

The photographer finding parallels between NY and Russia during lockdown

Devoid of her usual subject matters, Kristina Shakht roamed the empty streets.
Jack Sunnucks
9.16.20
Culture

The exhibition showcasing Russia's LGBTQ+ diversity

'Russian Queer Revolution' highlights the celebratory, creative side to queer life in Russia that we often overlook.
Mahoro Seward
9.2.20
Culture

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.
Dane Harrison
8.19.20
Politics

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.
Anastasiia Fedorova
7.30.20
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
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