A guide to creative Russia

Slideshows


  • Full exposure

    The Constructivist Project is keeping the avant-garde alive one photo at a time

    April 15, 2014
  • Living legend

    Narkomfin, architectural icon and home

    April 15, 2014
  • Home front

    Berthold Lubetkin and Constructivism's London afterlife

    April 15, 2014
  • Out of this world

    Photographer Egor Rogalev visits the museum of Soviet space travel

    April 09, 2014
  • Fieldwork

    A photographic road trip around the Russian countryside

    March 26, 2014
  • Village chic

    Uncovering the discreet charm of Russian rural interiors

    March 26, 2014
  • Inside the machine

    Scenes from a factory floor in Yekaterinburg

    March 26, 2014
  • Disjointed harmony

    Photographer Alexander Sedelnikov's narrative collages

    March 20, 2014
  • Russia revisited

    Photographer Max Sher casts a clinical eye over the Russian landscape

    March 18, 2014
  • Uncommon threads

    The avant-garde vision of Russian fashion collective Nina Donis

    March 17, 2014
  • Paradise lost

    Photographer Slava Mogutin looks beyond politics to a happier time in Crimea

    March 13, 2014
  • Into the wild

    Hunting for lynx in Siberia

    March 11, 2014
  • Speak, memory

    The dreamlike portraits of Nadia Sablin

    March 07, 2014
  • The great beauty

    The picture becomes personal for photographer Masha Demianova

    March 06, 2014
  • The wild ones

    Photographer Sasha Mademuaselle brings the party

    March 04, 2014
  • Among the trees

    Uncovering a sad, dark story of rural Russia

    March 03, 2014
  • Girl's own

    Portraits from the Russian village that's no country for men

    March 03, 2014
  • In between days

    Photographer Christina Abdeeva escapes Paris Fashion Week

    February 28, 2014
  • Safe haven

    In Moscow, the refugees seeking better lives

    February 24, 2014
  • All to play for

    A look back at Sochi, before the Olympic Games

    February 24, 2014
  • No return

    The families evicted to make way for the Sochi Winter Olympics

    February 21, 2014
  • Summer days

    Sun and sea in the Olympic city of Sochi

    February 20, 2014
  • Win, lose or draw

    When sport met art in the Soviet Union

    February 17, 2014
  • Underground art

    The hidden world of Moscow's graffiti artists

    February 17, 2014
  • Days of glory

    Picturing Soviet Russia's Olympic legacy

    February 13, 2014
  • Lasting legacy

    Photographer Lily Idov revisits the 1980 Moscow Olympic village

    February 10, 2014
  • Point of view

    LA band Warpaint's St Petersburg diary

    January 31, 2014
  • Off the beaten track

    The abandoned land of Abkhazia

    January 31, 2014
  • Market forces

    A portrait of the migrant workers who, out of sight and underpaid, have built the Games

    January 27, 2014
  • Spa town

    Capturing the faded glory of a once grand Soviet-era sanatorium

    January 27, 2014
  • Black ice

    A portrait of alienation in Moscow

    January 24, 2014
  • Long exposure

    A vanishing people caught on camera

    January 20, 2014
  • Two of a kind

    The uncanny art of Elena Kholkina’s photography

    January 15, 2014
  • Edgelands

    Portraits of the Russian north

    January 14, 2014
  • Frozen assets

    Sergey Maximishin’s captivating photos of Siberia

    January 09, 2014
  • Point of view

    One night in Zebra Katz's world

    January 05, 2014
  • Between heaven & earth

    A photographer’s search for the fifth element

    January 02, 2014
  • Field of dreams

    Sporting life at Moscow State University

    December 18, 2013
  • Point of view

    Cult cabaret act Tiger Lillies' tour of Russia

    December 09, 2013
  • Urban pastoral

    Alexander Gronsky's visions of thwarted arcadia

    December 05, 2013
  • Fleeting beauty

    Perfect, ephemeral moments caught on film

    December 03, 2013
  • 25 weeks of winter

    A visual essay on longing and desire

    November 25, 2013
  • Northern exposure

    Mining on Svalbard captured in black and white

    November 20, 2013
  • Cold spell

    Evgenia Arbugaeva's mesmerising photographs of a vanishing town

    November 13, 2013
  • Spotlight

    Illustrator Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva's world of whimsy

    November 11, 2013
  • Point of view

    Director Whit Stillman's exclusive Moscow diary

    November 07, 2013
  • LA confidential

    Photographer Masha Demianova takes on Los Angeles

    November 04, 2013
  • Shooting the breeze

    A photographer wanders the streets of Izhevsk

    October 29, 2013
  • Lost and found

    A photographer stumbles upon a forgotten world

    October 24, 2013
  • Point of view

    Denim label THVM's exclusive photos of the Russian North

    October 23, 2013
  • Cinema paradiso

    A photographer's ode to Russia's dying movie theatres

    October 18, 2013
  • Artistic licence

    An amateur photographer documents Krasnodar's market vendors

    October 10, 2013
  • Totally wired

    A photographer traces Moscow's hidden connections

    October 02, 2013
  • Frozen in time

    Where avant-garde fashion meets Soviet-era design

    September 26, 2013
  • Art and the city

    The theme of the Moscow Biennale 2013 is More Light. Does it shine? Photos and reports from the festival floor

    September 23, 2013
  • Same difference

    A photography project reveals the hidden patterns in everyday life

    September 05, 2013
  • Absent presence

    A photographer fill in the gaps of her childhood with some famous faces

    September 05, 2013
  • The far country

    Newly found photos from a lost winter in Siberia

    September 03, 2013
  • Portfolio

    Photographer Nastya Pirate's dreamlike visions of night and the city

    August 29, 2013
  • Lost boys

    The make-believe world of Ivan and the Moon

    August 23, 2013
  • Top of the pop ups

    A celebration of food across Russia

    August 21, 2013
  • Master strokes

    Slava Mogutin's intimate portraits of love

    August 13, 2013
  • Point of view

    A backstage exclusive with CocoRosie

    August 09, 2013
  • Time and tide

    Photographer Igor Simkin hikes the St Petersburg Riviera

    August 09, 2013
  • Sense of place

    Max Sher captures the spirit of the Archstoyanie land art festival

    August 02, 2013
  • Point of view

    An exclusive Moscow photo album by The xx

    July 29, 2013
  • Hot water

    Before the controversial Olympic makeover, a last summer in Sochi

    July 22, 2013
  • Strangers on a train

    Portraits from the Trans-Siberian railway

    July 22, 2013
  • Summerhouse story

    In praise of the dacha

    July 19, 2013
  • Urban regeneration

    Gosha Rubchinskiy unveils Autumn-Winter collection

    July 03, 2013
  • The joy of biking

    Photographer Alena Chendler captures Moscow's most stylish cyclists

    June 26, 2013
  • Portfolio

    The natural art of photographer Masha Demianova

    June 20, 2013
  • To the outer limits

    Extraordinary journeys with performance artists

    June 04, 2013
  • Market forces

    Anna Skladmann photographs Russia's street sellers

    May 30, 2013
  • The need for tweed

    Riding through Moscow with the city's best-dressed cyclists

    May 23, 2013
  • Lost in time

    Photographer Lily Idov goes in search of Russia's least known museums

    May 23, 2013
  • Everything is illuminated

    Photographer Alexey Tikhonov brings the light

    May 15, 2013
  • Colourless days

    The everyday hell of office life

    May 03, 2013
  • Magic mountain

    Photographer Alexander Kuzmichev searches for peak perfection

    April 14, 2013
  • The village

    Olya Ivanova reframes rural life in the Russian North

    April 13, 2013
  • Portfolio

    The urban romanticism of photographer Ira Chernova

    April 12, 2013
  • Heir pressure

    The elegance and unease of Russia's rich kids

    April 11, 2013
  • Outsider fashion

    The strange attraction of Moscow's suburbs

    April 09, 2013
  • That's rich

    Martin Parr snaps the super wealthy of Moscow, Paris, Dubai

    March 28, 2013
  • Near dark

    A photographer's search for authenticity

    March 27, 2013
  • Uncharted territory

    Photographer Liza Faktor explores the space between Siberian myth and reality

    March 22, 2013
  • Spiritualised

    Gosha Rubchinskiy photographs St Petersburg's skate scene

    March 21, 2013
  • Power and money

    Ralf Kaspers photographs obsession and excess

    March 19, 2013
  • Catch a fire

    A photographer's quest to seize the spirit of youth

    March 13, 2013
  • Time and the city

    A photographer's journey to Kaliningrad in search of things past

    March 13, 2013
  • New order

    Russian subcultures of the Eighties

    February 28, 2013
  • Time travel

    A remembrance of things past

    February 19, 2013
  • Beautiful south

    Sun, sea and skateboarding on the Crimean coast

    February 19, 2013
  • Neva land

    A visual essay in praise of St Petersburg's cherished river

    February 11, 2013
  • In a flash

    Moscow's party people caught on camera

    February 10, 2013
  • Reigning station

    How Rain TV became the most influential independent network in Moscow

    February 08, 2013
  • Sports star

    Retrospective of legendary photographer Lev Borodoulin opens in Moscow

    February 04, 2013
  • Real steel

    Photographer Den Marino's stunning elegy for an era of heavy industry

    January 21, 2013
  • On guard

    Watching the watchers at the art museum

    January 21, 2013
  • Retromania

    Celebrating consumerism, Soviet-style

    January 20, 2013