For the first time since 2008 Russian fashion designer Gosha Rubchinskiy presented his runway show in his home country, on January 12, 2017. He chose the small city of Kaliningrad, on the Baltic sea. It was the first of a series of shows and events linked to the Rubchinskiy Adidas collaboration.
“Polite fish” is a phenomenon and an attribute often met in Asian culture– a situation when two absolute opposites are forced to interact and in that forced interaction show both utmost politeness and act with extreme caution.
Russian-Chineese border extends for over 4000 kilometers.
Thousands of ethnic Russians convert to Islam annually, according to the members of the Mufti Council of Russia. Concerned with the idea of protection of the Russian (meaning – Orthodox) identity, the government launched a system of persecution of the converts, branding them as terrorists. Many of them flee, but the Russian secret services try to hunt them down even abroad, and foreign countries treat them with suspicion.
The surveillance tools are no longer a privilege of national securities and corporate data mining. It was only a matter of time for technology to develop to a point when it would become available for virtually anyone.
2,000 new police officers or Patrol Police hit the streets of Kiev in July. Well equipped and dressed in brand new black uniforms they are meant to show the world the Ukrainian government’s intention to create new police force that can regain people’s trust.
Elena Anosova spent 2 months living and working in three Russian female penal colonies, exploring the inner world of the inmates based on her own childhood experiences of living in a closed rehabilitation school. The result is a striking series called ‘Section’ that reveals how being in confinement and under constant surveillance disfigures and traumatize a person.
The 2015 Tour de France was its 102nd edition. The 3,360.3 km –long race started in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on 4 July 2015, and concluded with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris, on 26 July. A total of 198 riders from 22 teams entered the 21-stage race.
A combination of harsh weather conditions, advancement of technology and government subsidy has helped contribute to the extinction of some of the very unique and artisanal professions of this region of the country, professions that were born out of necessity and a mixture of cultures including Africans brought as slaves, Natives as well as various migrants, mainly European.
What make this protests really stand out is that there is no affiliation to any known political or opposition movement. It is strictly civil initiative, and the majority of demonstrators are teenagers and students mobilized through social media.
Nowadays Hurghada looks forsaken. The number of Russian tourists dropped dramatically because of devaluation of the Russian currency. Today the streets are empty and the whole city its an endless construction most of the project sites seem to be abandoned forever in anticipation of the new dwellers.
Founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova, the institution is currently based in a temporary pavilion in Gorky Park created specifically for Garage by architect Shigeru Ban. In June 2015, the Museum will move to its first permanent home — a groundbreaking renovation of the famous 1960s Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) pavilion in Gorky Park — designed by Rem Koolhaas.
In Tajikistan, live swirls around weddings. In the country, where 47.2% live below the poverty threshold, and 80% of the employable population work abroad as labour migrants, the amount of money spent on weddings per year equals the country’s budget of $2 billion.
Due to its extreme northerly location Murmansk experiences an annual 40-day long polar night from 3 December to 11 January. During this period, when the sun remains constantly below the horizon, a semi-twilight occurs each day for only a few hours around noon. For the rest of the time, the city is wrapped up in darkness.
Davide Monteleone’s study on identity gradually became the story of a compromise, one that all the inhabitants of this republic are forced to make with the authorities in return for a better life.
In rich houses Service Personnel such as maids, butlers, cooks and gardeners have been working at all times. All those professions took their places in world service industry, but in Russia those professions are still second quality occupations.