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The Weird and Badass Gravestones of Russian Mafia

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Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russian mafia bosses with close government connections grew immensely rich. Continue reading »

Young Photographer Captures Superb Minimalist Street Photos

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Darya Rybalchenko was born in Kemerovo, an industrial city located in the southwest of Siberia. This harsh region became the inspiration for her minimalist photographic works. Continue reading »

Evils of Politicians in the Satirical Art of Semyon Skrepetsky

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An American artis of the Russian origin Semyon Skrepetsky is a master of satirical art who focuses on human sins. He exposes atrocity, greed, lie, passion for power and other negative human qualities. And it naturally comes that Semen uses images of politicians to demistrate those qualities. Continue reading »

“We Don’t Need Your Internet!”: A Designer Imagined What the Logos of Famous Companies Would Look Like if They Stayed in Russia

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According to Václav Kudělka: “As a graphic designer, I am very aghast by the existence of Uncle Vanya (fake Russian McDonald’s) or a Rossgram (duplicated Instagram), which cannot be considered anything other than obvious plagiarism. Continue reading »

Beautiful Abandoned Fairy Tale House as the Quintessence of What’s Going On

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Urban explorer Polina Reznik captures abandoned buildings and places in the depths of Russia. This beautiful old house somewhere far away from civilization reflects what is happening to us now: once this house was built with love, people lived in it, children laughed, but time passes, people die, leave the house, no one needs it anymore. It is still beautiful and you can live in it, but there is no one to live in it. And the house gradually dies. And no one will save it. Only a miracle. Continue reading »

Anonymous Artist Draws Soulful Pictures of Life in The Russian Provinces

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The romance of night trains, the nightlife of small towns in Russia, the existential states of the human soul. A small and cozy world without war, suffering and death.

Lord, save and have mercy on us, sinners. Continue reading »

Perfect Logo Redesigns For Companies Leaving Russia

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Big brands are boycotting/leaving the Russian market to express opposition to Russia’s invasion in Ukraine. Art director Václav Kudělka has created a series of brand redesigns to show what company logos would say if they could speak. Continue reading »

Scary but Touching Photos of Ukrainians with Their Pets Hiding from Russian Bombs in The Kyev Subway

War is scary. In war, not only people are victims, but also their pets. And no one can protect them except people. Continue reading »

Heartbreaking Pieces Made By Artists All Over The World After The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine


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We live in anxious and heartbreaking times, where things we eagerly believed were finally behind us suddenly come true. Despite our innocent and sometimes even naive beliefs, enraged and cruel men have frankly chosen to decide our future for us. Continue reading »

Meet Rasko, the Master of Street Art and Calligraffiti

We do not know much about Rasko. For obvious reasons, he prefers to hide his face and does not show his face in public without reason, but anyone familiar with graffiti culture in Russia and the world can easily say that Rasko is legendary and majestic. Continue reading »

Rare and Charming Photos of A Leopard Couple Playing Love Games in A ‘Land of The Leopard’ National Park

Land of the Leopard National Park is a national park in Primorsky Krai in the Russian Far East, covering an area of 2,799 km2 (1,081 sq mi) west of Razdolnaya River. It was established to protect the Amur leopard which was at the time the world’s rarest cat with an estimated population of 30 individuals.

According to the Park Administration: “Old-timer leopard Valera married a young female! At the advanced age of 13, a big cat arranged a date – a camera trap captured the meeting of the rarest leopards in the world and the mating process. Amur leopards, Land of the Leopard National Park, Russian Far East. There are only 110 of them.” Continue reading »

The Grace of Broken Space: Art by Sasha Tudvaseva

Sasha Tudvaseva is a freelance artist from Russia who draws illustrations for Blizzard Entertainment and writes in-depth tutorials on digital art on ArtStation Marketplace. Her flamboyant style is hard to describe – Tudvaseva beautifully combines abstraction and realism in her work, while playing with completely crazy perspective and breaking shapes. Continue reading »

Sad and Happy Moments on the Photos of Boris Register

Boris register is a photographer who didn’t do staged photos, so all of his images were caught in a moment and therefore wonderful. Even those which cause the feeling of discomfort. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Amazing Pictures of Poal Bears, Guardians of the Abandoned Polar Station

Polar bears at Island Kolyuchin in the Chukchi Sea, short distance from the northern shore of Chukotka. Pictured by award winning wildfire and underwater photographer Dmitry Kokh. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos of Russian Northern Roads as Roads to Hell

A huge collection of photos of unlucky vehicles on the far northern roads of Russia. Continue reading »

Bizarre Modern Russian Housing Complexes Examplified By Samara City

Housing complex “Tough Springs” must the most inhuman housing complex in Russia now. Samara “luxury”. Yes, they say these houses are elite. Continue reading »

The Superb Mythological and Alternate History Paintings of Vsevolod Ivanov

he artist Vsevolod Ivanov presents us the Ancient Rus’ as he imagined it. He is deeply convinced that the history of ancient Russia is distorted or fabricated. Ivanov collects old tales and legends and creates his own vision of ancestors daily life. Continue reading »

Abandoned Floating Submarine Base PB-24. The Only One Located In Russia.

Abandoned military ships on the shore of Pala Bay, Murmansk region. Some have turned into decayed carcasses. Others still hope for the day of scrapping. They say that this place is still a dangerous source of radiation because this tanker could have carried radioactive wastes.


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According to the site of enthusiasts of industrial tourism from the Murmansk region, Russia: “General view of Pala Bay, Green Island can be seen in the background. The island is literally strewn with shipwrecks, until recently the hull of a technical tanker of project 1783A lay on its shore. According to rumors this tanker was used to transport radioactive waste, they say the bottom of the bay in the area of the island still has a lot of “phonite”.” Continue reading »

Thought-Provoking Illustrations by Andrey Kasay

Hailing from the far east of Russia, Andrey moved to Moscow in 2006 with his music band NRKTK, making posters that reflected their satirical take on Russian society. Continue reading »

Here Are Soviet Cartoon Characters This Russian Artist Redrew In His Style

Most of us probably feel a strong wave of nostalgia when we see something we used to watch as kids. The old cartoons that we re-watched a million times. Movies that we knew by heart and recreated with our friends in our backyards. Cartoons helped shape who we were and are today. They are a place of comfort and fond childhood memories. Continue reading »

Russian Pixel Melancholy by Dmitry Bogolyubov

Russian digital artist Dmitry Bogolyubov creates amazing atmospheric animated sketches in which he conveys the feelings of life in Russia: a frosty morning in a panel block; the warm atmosphere of old apartments; scenes from the life of local residents. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures the Nothern Beauty of Norilsk City

Norilsk is a city in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located above the Arctic Circle, east of the Yenisei River and south of the western Taymyr Peninsula. Continue reading »

Beautiful Landscape Paintings by Stanislav Brusilov

Stanislav Brusilov is an artist who writes in the style of classical, realistic painting. The author works in the genre of Russian, foreign and sea landscape, still life, portrait, plot painting and performs works on order. The artist has been awarded numerous prizes and awards in Russia and abroad. Continue reading »

An Animal Shelter Dressed Dogs in Human Clothes to Help Them Find Homes

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The “Thing of Kindness” social project and the “Happiness in the House” animal shelter (Yekaterinburg, Russia) launched the joint project “My Man Abandoned Me. But I’ll still love him”. Photographers Nikita Zhurnakov and Kirill Laptev filmed dogs wearing clothes that people donated for recycling. This is reported in the instagram of the project “The Thing of Kindness”. Continue reading »

This Painter Captures the Elusive Beauty of Ordinary Life

Walking inside Misha Nikatin’s studio in Moscow’s bohemian Basmanny neighbourhood feels like stepping into a particularly vibrant greenhouse. Plants surround you: the real ones carefully potted, with Nikatin’s painted copies filling in the gaps. Nikatin has been working from this bright studio, tucked inside a former power plant, for three years. The practical, industrial aesthetic suits him well. Continue reading »