Masha Borodacheva

Maria Borodacheva was born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Having completed a degree in international relations at Moscow State University she worked for a soft power foundation in Russia, Georgia and Armenia. She is currently based between Moscow and St Petersburg where she works as a Partner Manager for Calvert 22 Foundation.

In a photo story set to a soundtrack, a photographer journeys through the site of ecological disaster 

In a photo story set to a soundtrack, a photographer journeys through the site of ecological disaster 

5 Russian wellness influencers to follow that rejuvenate body and mind

5 Russian wellness influencers to follow that rejuvenate body and mind

New Moscow: capturing non-places in the suburbs of the Russian capital

New Moscow: capturing non-places in the suburbs of the Russian capital

XX:XX: the sprawling, electronic-infused video series of altered states and urban spirituality

XX:XX: the sprawling, electronic-infused video series of altered states and urban spirituality

The fragility and diversity of masculinity

The fragility and diversity of masculinity

Fear and loathing in Siberia through the eyes of a rap video collective

Fear and loathing in Siberia through the eyes of a rap video collective

One Russian photographer turns his everyday routine into a performance in search of gender liberation

One Russian photographer turns his everyday routine into a performance in search of gender liberation

Samara state of mind: one photographer’s journey to bring Instagram #success to provincial Russia

Samara state of mind: one photographer’s journey to bring Instagram #success to provincial Russia

Changing Chelyabinsk: the search for happiness in Russia’s ‘most depressing city’

Changing Chelyabinsk: the search for happiness in Russia’s ‘most depressing city’

On the rise: 6 emerging artists on capturing Russia’s political reality

On the rise: 6 emerging artists on capturing Russia’s political reality

A photographer’s darkly comic testimony to Moscow’s ignored radioactive crisis

A photographer’s darkly comic testimony to Moscow’s ignored radioactive crisis

Build it and they will come: the congregation who created their own church in a former train carriage

Build it and they will come: the congregation who created their own church in a former train carriage

Into the woods: the Russian photographer seeking ancient knowledge with deep matriarchal roots

Into the woods: the Russian photographer seeking ancient knowledge with deep matriarchal roots

Life in the fallout zone: capturing the traces of the Soviet space industry through those living in its shadow

Life in the fallout zone: capturing the traces of the Soviet space industry through those living in its shadow

Verses of extinction: one Buryatian artist’s attempt to keep her native language alive

Verses of extinction: one Buryatian artist’s attempt to keep her native language alive

Forever alone in Russia’s smallest town

Forever alone in Russia’s smallest town

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

Reviving ancient Udmurtian traditions with post-internet art

Reviving ancient Udmurtian traditions with post-internet art

Two artists find strange joy in Moscow’s vernacular architecture — video

Two artists find strange joy in Moscow’s vernacular architecture — video

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

‘We don’t have no bosses, we’re against everyone’: the Yakutian punks making music through deep polar nights — in photos

‘We don’t have no bosses, we’re against everyone’: the Yakutian punks making music through deep polar nights — in photos

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

Boyhood: life in a patriotic, male-only school in Russia’s isolated Far East — in photos 

Boyhood: life in a patriotic, male-only school in Russia’s isolated Far East — in photos 

Blending modesty and modern design through contemporary Islamic attire

Blending modesty and modern design through contemporary Islamic attire

Rendering Russian police injustice on canvas is one artist’s attempt to overcome fear

Rendering Russian police injustice on canvas is one artist’s attempt to overcome fear

Feast in the clouds: capturing a season of eternal weddings in a Dagestani village

Feast in the clouds: capturing a season of eternal weddings in a Dagestani village

Hopes and high rises: journeying through New Moscow

Hopes and high rises: journeying through New Moscow

River under earth: capturing Russia’s hidden pagan past and present

River under earth: capturing Russia’s hidden pagan past and present

The wrestlers proving that sometimes, the battlefield is the only way to find common ground

The wrestlers proving that sometimes, the battlefield is the only way to find common ground

‘In our time, everything is possible:’ the Russian artist creating a prophet for the modern age

‘In our time, everything is possible:’ the Russian artist creating a prophet for the modern age

A visual diary of a Russian river, providing direction in moments of doubt

A visual diary of a Russian river, providing direction in moments of doubt