Anastasiia Fedorova

Anastasiia Fedorova is a freelance writer and curator based in London. She is a regular contributor to Dazed, i-D, 032c, Vice, Amuse, Broadly, The Guardian and SHOWstudio. You can follow her on Twitter here and find more of her writing here.

Queer Screen: the hidden LGBTQ icons in Russian and Soviet cinema

Queer Screen: the hidden LGBTQ icons in Russian and Soviet cinema

The Russian drag artists who could win RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Russian drag artists who could win RuPaul’s Drag Race

Activists speak out about Russian artist Yulia Tsvetkova’s prosecution for feminist drawings

Activists speak out about Russian artist Yulia Tsvetkova’s prosecution for feminist drawings

Celebrating the gay Russian celebrities history books tried to erase

Celebrating the gay Russian celebrities history books tried to erase

Join a month-long Russian Pride — online

Join a month-long Russian Pride — online

Learn to make nettle and feta Ossetian pies with chef Olia Hercules

Learn to make nettle and feta Ossetian pies with chef Olia Hercules

Art in the Aral Sea: can craft help heal community living through ecological catastrophe?

Art in the Aral Sea: can craft help heal community living through ecological catastrophe?

6 Eastern European indie games you need to play right now

6 Eastern European indie games you need to play right now

Russia’s queer youth want to be seen. A new online community is sharing their voices

Russia’s queer youth want to be seen. A new online community is sharing their voices

Russia’s Korean community has been a quiet force for decades. Now they’re standing up

Russia’s Korean community has been a quiet force for decades. Now they’re standing up

Homecoming: the young photographer reconnecting with the roots of Russia’s indigenous Mari people

Homecoming: the young photographer reconnecting with the roots of Russia’s indigenous Mari people

Power! Gender! Animal print! Listen to our fashion podcast on the meaning of Russian style 

Power! Gender! Animal print! Listen to our fashion podcast on the meaning of Russian style 

Russia’s hottest rap star is literally burning up right now

Russia’s hottest rap star is literally burning up right now

This post punk video on anti-consumerism is strange but wonderful essential viewing

This post punk video on anti-consumerism is strange but wonderful essential viewing

This kick-ass video is the glorious celebration of Central Asian identity you didn’t know you needed

This kick-ass video is the glorious celebration of Central Asian identity you didn’t know you needed

Go into the woods with Kedr Livanskiy in this enchanting take on Sleeping Beauty

Go into the woods with Kedr Livanskiy in this enchanting take on Sleeping Beauty

Meet the artist inventing a new language to merge the natural and non-human worlds 

Meet the artist inventing a new language to merge the natural and non-human worlds 

Meet the fashion designer whose fantastical creations reimagine folklore for modern times

Meet the fashion designer whose fantastical creations reimagine folklore for modern times

In Russia, ideas of beauty are stuck. Meet the rebels looking good on their own terms

In Russia, ideas of beauty are stuck. Meet the rebels looking good on their own terms

For over a decade she photographed Moscow’s wild, wild nightlife. Now you can see what she saw

For over a decade she photographed Moscow’s wild, wild nightlife. Now you can see what she saw

Science, religion and fake history collide in this mind-expanding art video

Science, religion and fake history collide in this mind-expanding art video

My coming out story: watch the stories of Russia’s LGBTQ youth and the families who embrace them

My coming out story: watch the stories of Russia’s LGBTQ youth and the families who embrace them

5 Russian brands proving that streetwear isn’t just a man’s game

5 Russian brands proving that streetwear isn’t just a man’s game

As Budapest’s only feminist and LGBTQ-friendly art space, FERi gallery is a liberal island in conservative waters

As Budapest’s only feminist and LGBTQ-friendly art space, FERi gallery is a liberal island in conservative waters

Karabash’s toxic landscape is our future. We styled a dystopian fashion shoot to see it with our own eyes

Karabash’s toxic landscape is our future. We styled a dystopian fashion shoot to see it with our own eyes

Discover a lost roadside kingdom in southern Ukraine

Discover a lost roadside kingdom in southern Ukraine

These portraits demonstrate the true diversity of Russian society, and the challenges still faced by minorities

These portraits demonstrate the true diversity of Russian society, and the challenges still faced by minorities

In the face of official homophobia, Budapest’s queer clubs are defiantly hedonistic and inclusive

In the face of official homophobia, Budapest’s queer clubs are defiantly hedonistic and inclusive

Luc Besson’s spy thriller Anna shows the West is still hung up on harmful stereotypes of Russian women

Luc Besson’s spy thriller Anna shows the West is still hung up on harmful stereotypes of Russian women

Between the woods and the water: experience the sultry summer heat of Latvia’s Baltic coast

Between the woods and the water: experience the sultry summer heat of Latvia’s Baltic coast

Queer Moscow: dispatches from the front lines of Russia’s LGBTQ creative revolution

Queer Moscow: dispatches from the front lines of Russia’s LGBTQ creative revolution

Thrifting and teen thrills: photos of Russian youth’s love affair with second-hand clothes

Thrifting and teen thrills: photos of Russian youth’s love affair with second-hand clothes

Party at Kyiv’s momentous queer rave, where safety and acceptance come first

Party at Kyiv’s momentous queer rave, where safety and acceptance come first