Russian Artist Creates Impressive And Atmospheric Paintings

According to Daria Pochinskaya, a Russia based artist: “I am a self-taught artist. In my artworks, I combine classical figurative painting and abstract, impressive manner of landscape art. Continue reading »

“Russian Nowhere”: Russian Aesthetics in Postconceptualist Artworks of Pavel Otdelnov

Pavel Otdelnov’s projects focus on urban locations that attract little to no attention — most people, if they happen to go there, try to leave as soon as possible. This might be former industrial sites that have lost some of their function or been repurposed entirely, parking garages, warehouses — all such places are located on the outskirts of the city and mark its abrupt termination, a cliff with nothing but an endless landscape over its edge. Continue reading »

Rare and Beautiful Soviet Murals Unexpectedly Found Behind Commercial Booths

An interesting story happened in Ryazan recently – authorities removed booths from the subway, and look what was found behind the commercial premises. These mosaics and murals had been forgotten for dozens of years. Continue reading »

How You Live In Russia When You Supervise Local Road Police

We were never invited to this house because its owner, Head of Road Police in the Stavropol region of Russia, probably didn’t wish the public to see how he lives. But just recently he has been detained on suspicion of corruption and crime of professional misconduct. Now the photos of his house are widely covered by the Russian media. Continue reading »

Russian Ministry for Civil Defense Has Got a Bizarre Honey Cake Employee Now

In the city of Tula the Russian EMERCOM (Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency Management and Natural Disasters Response) has got a new mascot and employee – the honey cake of Tula (which is the symbol of the city). Mr. Honey Cake even has his own offical ID and a medal for propaganda of the rescue work. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Paintings That You Will Probably Relate To If You Grew Up In Slavic Countries

Living in a certain place leaves a trace on you. The way you remember childhood, what makes you nostalgic, and sometimes even the way you create. Like in the case of Nastasya Chudakova. Nastasya paints beautiful and cozy pieces with fragments from her childhood and life in Kaluga, Russia. Continue reading »

A 58-Year-Old Lady Creates Magical Costumes That Can Transport You to Another World

Meet Marina Badianova, a 58-year-old from St. Petersburg, Russia, who’s turned her life into a fantasy in the most literal sense. She sews life into numerous characters, both from existing works of fiction and from creations of her own imagination. So if you’re looking for a role model who refuses to let her own senior years be boring, she’s your lady for sure. Continue reading »

Urban Photography of Russian Cities Inspired by the Movie “Inception”

A new perspective of Russian urban photography. The idea and implementation belongs to a production studio based in Vladimir. The creators of the project “Lestnica” (“Stairs”) found inspiration in the movie “Inception”. Every photo took tens of hours. Continue reading »

This Unusual Cafe In Russia Will Make You Feel Like You Stepped Into A Cartoon


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If you happen to like interesting spaces, we are pretty sure Café Bw (which has two different cafes located both in Moscow and Sankt Petersburg, Russia) is the perfect place for you to visit. Continue reading »

Post-Soviet Russia in Provocative Visual Mise-en-Scenes of Sergey Chilikov

Sergey Chilikov (1953-2020) is one of the most outstanding practitioners of the ‘new’ photography which emerged in the USSR in the 1970s. Continue reading »

“Emptiness”: Existential Russia in Surreal Artworks of Ksenia Gudkova

Ksenia Gudkova was not written about in the press, she didn’t organize any exhibitions – she painted her own pictures, took photos and published them on social networks. I accidentally saw Ksenia’s work and decided to correct this injustice. Look, what a beauty! Continue reading »

35 Entrances, 3708 Apartments: Welcome to the Russian Kowloon Walled City!


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1, Oblastnaya Street, Saint-Petersburg. Famous Kudrovo district. This is that very crazy big building you cannot fit in a single photo, wherever you are. 990 meters (3248ft), 25 floors! Continue reading »

“Stagnation”: An Illustrative Exploration of Modern Surrealism by Anastasiya Kraynyuk

Anastasiya Kraynyuk is a 3D artist, based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. She has an architectural education, and architecture really inspires her. She works with various areas of visual design – covers, illustrations for articles, product advertisements and much more. In her works she tries to convey the mood created by space and light. Continue reading »

Russian Photographer Takes Portraits With Real Animals And People Say Her Works Look Like They’re Straight From A Fairy Tale

These pictures are what dreams and fairytales are made of—Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova (previously) creates beautiful portraits that balance between the real and surreal. While she nails lighting, composition, and other important aspects of the craft, arguably the most impressive feature of Plotnikova’s work is her feature of animals that we aren’t used to seeing in fine-art photography. Like a bear. Or a moose. Continue reading »

Cozy Past in Romantic and Nostalgic Paintings by Philipp Kubarev

Philipp Kubarev is the artist who soulfully depicts familiar images of the Soviet past, bringing back its warmth and romantic appeal. Nothing special – drinks, food, interiors… but it seems you feel the taste of those painted dishes, bubbles of champagne in the glass… Continue reading »

Before & After Pics Of Clients By This Makeup Artist From St. Petersburg

Makeup has attracted Ulyana Starobinskaya since her childhood. So in 2008, she decided that enough was enough and made a conscious decision to turn her passion into a career. Continue reading »

“About What Never Happened”: The Superb Artworks of Dmitry Listov

Dmitry Listov is a young and talented graphics designer and painter, based in Russia. His works reflect life in Russia, as well as protest events. He also sells his work at NFT auctions. Continue reading »

“Gospel of the Dog”: Russian Ophthalmologist Creates Dark Sci-Fi & Fantasy Pencil Illustrations

Alexey Klepnev was born in 1961 in Ordzhonikidze (Vladikavkaz, Russia). In 1985 graduated with honors from the North Ossetian Medical Institute. Continue reading »

“The Morning Is Not Good”: Artist Klim Novoseltsev Welcomes You Into His Surreal World of Strange Places and Horror Creatures

Klim Novoseltsev is an artist and musician originally from Kirovsk in the Murmansk region of Russia. He lives and works in St. Petersburg. His works are filled with the power of nature, sometimes animate or personified. There are references to biblical motifs, including eschatological ones, and, according to him, he does not like excessive esoterism in his work. Continue reading »

The Spirit of Post-Apocalyptic Russia Through the Incredible Atmospheric Photographs of Alexander Sukharev

Russian photographer and urban explorer Alexander Sukharev likes to take pictures not only with his camera, but also mostly from the air with his drone: abandoned churches and military bases, monuments of socialist realism, crumbling houses in the lush blossom of the apple trees surrounding them, showing all the beauty and charm of the combination of death and life. Continue reading »

Russia’s only Woman Cosmonaut, Anna Kikina, Inspires One-Of-A-Kind Barbie Doll

Russia’s only active female cosmonaut has inspired the latest astronaut Barbie doll from Mattel’s campaign to inspire women. Continue reading »

Customized “Pioneers” and the Road of Life

Narrow-gauge line is the relic of the industrialization century, and such vehicles of simple construction randomly appeared in the remotest corners of the world. They carried people and loads in deep taiga or ore mines. With no exaggeration, they were moving for life. Continue reading »

A 78ft ‘Coronavirus Ogre Castle’ was Burned at Shrovetide in Russia, Here Are The Incredible Photos


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On March 13, in Nikola-Lenivets Art Park in the Kaluga region, Russia, in honor of the Shrovetide celebration, an art object made of vines was burned, which was called the “Coronavirus Ogre Castle” because of the coronavirus infection Covid-19. The castle was created by Nikolay Polissky, the founder of the art park. Continue reading »

These Mandalorian Superfans Built Their Own Gigantic Razor Crest Ship in Siberia

If you’ve seen The Mandalorian you know the ship we’re talking about. It’s the ship Mando uses to travel the galaxy with his little green companion, Grogu. These fans loved it so much that they decided to build their own. Continue reading »

“Frozen Apartments of Vorkuta”: Incredible Photos from The Heart of The Coldest City in All of Europe

Vorkuta (Nenets for “the abundance of bears”, “bear corner”) is a coal-mining town in the Komi Republic, Russia, situated just north of the Arctic Circle in the Pechora coal basin at the river Vorkuta. Vorkuta is the fourth largest city north of the Arctic Circle and the easternmost town in Europe. It is also the coldest city in all of Europe, boasting a record cold temperature of -52 degrees C (-61 degrees F). Continue reading »