From quiet moments at home to life in harsh climates, this is everyday Russia — in photos

From quiet moments at home to life in harsh climates, this is everyday Russia — in photos
A police officer wearing a protective mask walks across the Red Square, after the city authorities announced a partial lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Image: Maria Plotnikova

13 January 2021

See Russia with an insider’s eye with Instagram account @everydayrussia — curating the work of local photographers from across the country.

Part of the Everyday Project, which promotes storytelling challenging stereotypes across the world, the account shows Russian life in a kind light — whether that’s capturing moments of beauty, joy, or boredom, or defining places, from Sochi to Norilsk, and from the Caucasus to the Far East.

You’ll also get the chance to meet some big personalities, including a free-spirited grandmother driving a scooter in the western town of Nevel, or a group of crossdressed men enjoying the fresh air on an ice rink in Nizhny Novgorod.

Last but not least, winter lovers will also be delighted by the range of @everydayrussia’s immaculate landscapes.

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