Exploration

One photographer’s quest to document Moscow’s landfill hills

One photographer’s quest to document Moscow’s landfill hills

Siberia-based photographer Roma Gostev captures the snow-coated serenity of his city Nizhnevartovsk

Siberia-based photographer Roma Gostev captures the snow-coated serenity of his city Nizhnevartovsk

The Russian dacha as a state of mind: what the Soviet country house means for the young, in photos

The Russian dacha as a state of mind: what the Soviet country house means for the young, in photos

Landscapes of Russia: panoramas and cityviews from the largest nation on Earth

Landscapes of Russia: panoramas and cityviews from the largest nation on Earth

A line in the sand: snapshots of life in Kalmykia, Europe’s only man-made desert

A line in the sand: snapshots of life in Kalmykia, Europe’s only man-made desert

Lost in time, a band of punk knights throw a gothic party in modern Moscow

Lost in time, a band of punk knights throw a gothic party in modern Moscow

Poisoned beauty: inside the former closed town next to one of Russia’s largest nuclear power plants

Poisoned beauty: inside the former closed town next to one of Russia’s largest nuclear power plants

A pagan matriarchy in the Russian North clings to fading traditions 

A pagan matriarchy in the Russian North clings to fading traditions