Before And After: How The Russian Army Changes Soldiers

Thinner, wiser, hairier… Photographer Yuriy Chichkov took pictures of army conscripts immediately after call-up and a month before demobilization. Here are the results.

Portrait photography has always been a special interest of Yuriy Chichkov. Russian and international celebrities, athletes, and politicians captured through his lens have graced the covers of leading Russian magazines. Continue reading »

This Russian Artist Dresses Herself And Her Models In Surreal And Weird Costumes Made Out Of Vegetables, Fruits And Plants

Everyone has a hobby, right? Well, some are weirder than others. Meet this artist from Russia, her name is Katya and she creates unique makeup looks using vegetables, fruits, plants and many other fragments of nature. You can say she’s all-natural. Continue reading »

Rita – The Girl Who Happily Lives With A Bionical Hand

The story of a young Russian woman deprived of hands by her jealous husband shocked all the country. Doctors managed to perform a complicated operation and save one hand, and the second one has now been replaced with a prosthesis. Continue reading »

The ‘Dirtiest’ Russian Street Art You Will Ever See

We last featured the amazing street art of Nikita Golubev aka Pro Boy Nick back in April of 2017. Since then, the Moscow-based artist continues to “dig art out of dirt”. Continue reading »

True Art Must Excite! Novosibirsk Authorities Have Refused To Remake The Skating Rink, Which Is Nicknamed “Phallic Symbol Of The City”

The City Hall of Novosibirsk (Russia) has no plans to change the New Year skating rink built on the city square near the Opera and Ballet Theater. Continue reading »

Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Just found some interesting pictures from a personal photography collection of Anna Skladmann, a German photographer that lives and works between New York and Moscow. During travelling and living in Russia, Anna made a few series of photos which show us simple and the same time difficult life of Russian young and adult people. Continue reading »

Wolford And Vetements Launch Collaboration Inspired By Russian Criminal Tattoo Art

Austrian hosiery manufacturer Wolford is teaming up with Vetements to launch a capsule collection. Comprising a pair of tights and a maxi knitted dress, the collection aims to redefine some of the wardrobe essentials every woman should have. Continue reading »

Russian Female Hockey Players Took Off Their Clothes For The New Year’s 2020 Calendar


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The Women’s Hockey League presents a limited calendar for 2020: it is based on a symbiosis of delicate femininity and seasons, recreated with the help of seasonal floral symbols. Continue reading »

A Matter Of Trust: The Mystery Soul Of ‘Inner’ Russia In Wonderful And Sentimental Photographs Of Vugar Mamedzade

Modern Russia as seen by photographer from Orenburg, Russia, Vugar Mamedzade. His works have special atmosphere. The author says that he makes photos when he feels the moment, when he “has a nerve”. According to him, it’s important to be self-confident, honest and impudent in a good way. His photos are about life, they can be happy, emotional and very sad. Continue reading »

Second Life Of The Canadian Truck In Russia

An unusual winter slide appeared in Vargashi village, Russia. The Canadian vehicle that had been idling for some years finally was repurposed for winter fun. Continue reading »

Squirrel That Wished To Live With A Human Friend

This story could become a plot for a Disney movie. Igor Grishin from Karelia was once roaming about the forest and enjoying the nature when he saw a little squirrel. Continue reading »

Siberian People Turn Their Own Garages Into Compact Mini-Palaces

In the mid of the last century garages began to appear in the Soviet Union. Due to low temperatures, it was better to keep cars in warmth. Modern technologies make this problem less acute, and many garages are not used anymore. But citizens of Nadym, Siberia, decided to turn garages into small palaces. Some turn them into bathhouses, others – into musical studios or recreation zones. Continue reading »

Wonderful Photos Of Everyday Life In Postwar Leningrad, The City That Refused To Starve In WWII

It was Leningrad, not Stalingrad that was the Eastern Front’s real World War II humanitarian disaster. Nazi Germany sent hundreds of thousands of civilians to their deaths through starvation and hypothermia. Continue reading »

Honest Portraits: Unvarnished Russia In Emotional Black & White Photographs By Oleg Videnin

Oleg Videnin is a Russian professional photographer and journalist, was born in the city of Bryansk. After a university he used to work as a forester, but then he got into journalism and worked on a radio, newspaper and TV. In the late 1990s he came over the internet and became one of the most popular Russian photographers. Continue reading »

Russian Artist’s Cute Felted Wool Animals Might Hypnotize You With Their Googly Eyes

Somewhere in Khabarovsk, Russia, there lives a passionate felted wool artist that makes the cutest woodland animals that seem like they came out of a Disney movie. Her name is Yulia Derevschikova, and she’s been doing this since 2015 and she has created over a hundred of these adorable little critters. Continue reading »