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Nikita Shokhov
Gosha Rubchinsky

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.

Elena Anosova
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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.

Olga Kravets
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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.

Egor Tsvetkov
Your face is a big data

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.

Misha Friedman
Police Kiev

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
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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.

Dmitry Kostyukov
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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.

mirzOyan
Protests in Yerevan against electricity prices in Armenia

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.

Arseny Neskhodimov
Hurgada

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.

Anastasia Tsayder
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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.

Konstantin Salomatin
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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.

Olga Kravets
ViktorÕs fishing hut and his boat

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.

Lilia Li-Mi-Yan
Masters and servants

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.

Maria Morina
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Atomic cit­ies series is explor­ing social land­scapes of Ukrain­ian cit­ies that are involved in Nuc­lear Power pro­duc­tion chain.

Mikhail Mordasov
A year in Crimea

In March 2014, Russia’s annex­a­tion of Crimea topped all the news. Mikhail Mor­dasov cap­tured daily life and the trans­form­a­tion of Crimea dur­ing last year.

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