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.

This Armenian festival in an abandoned fairground is the perfect getaway for ruin porn fans

This Armenian festival in an abandoned fairground is the perfect getaway for ruin porn fans

Entrance is free: meet the St Petersburg community redefining the DIY music scene

Entrance is free: meet the St Petersburg community redefining the DIY music scene

Explore the bleak and beautiful at St Petersburg’s legendary Udelka flea market

Explore the bleak and beautiful at St Petersburg’s legendary Udelka flea market

5 minute guide to Tallinn: Brutalist ruins and seafood delicacies on the shores of the Baltic Sea

5 minute guide to Tallinn: Brutalist ruins and seafood delicacies on the shores of the Baltic Sea

4 super stylish Moscow hotels that won’t break your budget

4 super stylish Moscow hotels that won’t break your budget

Unleash your inner alien princess with the new video from Kedr Livanskiy

Unleash your inner alien princess with the new video from Kedr Livanskiy

The pleasing beauty of Soviet-era wallpaper

The pleasing beauty of Soviet-era wallpaper

This digital gallery is bringing contemporary art to your phone

This digital gallery is bringing contemporary art to your phone

DJing, erotica, fashion: Nastya Pilepchuk is a polymath artist for our times

DJing, erotica, fashion: Nastya Pilepchuk is a polymath artist for our times

The 5 best St Petersburg bars guaranteed to get you dancing

The 5 best St Petersburg bars guaranteed to get you dancing

The New East goes underground: the best contemporary art galleries you’ve never heard of

The New East goes underground: the best contemporary art galleries you’ve never heard of

Faces of the World Cup: these are the people who made Russia’s epic summer

Faces of the World Cup: these are the people who made Russia’s epic summer

Inside track: the musicians behind Kiev’s Brave! Factory festival offer their city highlights

Inside track: the musicians behind Kiev’s Brave! Factory festival offer their city highlights

New beat: 18 electronic artists shaping post-Soviet sound

New beat: 18 electronic artists shaping post-Soviet sound

Russia’s World Cup: get to know the cities hosting the football tournament this summer

Russia’s World Cup: get to know the cities hosting the football tournament this summer

World Cup day trips: when the football’s over in Russia and you want to adventure out of town

World Cup day trips: when the football’s over in Russia and you want to adventure out of town

Moscow’s hidden bars: six secret watering holes you won’t want to miss

Moscow’s hidden bars: six secret watering holes you won’t want to miss

Ivan Zoloto: Russia’s DIY music legend bringing strange new sounds to the airwaves

Ivan Zoloto: Russia’s DIY music legend bringing strange new sounds to the airwaves

Asiya Bareeva: the Russian designer changing how we perceive Islamic fashion

Asiya Bareeva: the Russian designer changing how we perceive Islamic fashion

Post-Soviet erotica: the magazines and photographers leaving 90s sleeze behind

Post-Soviet erotica: the magazines and photographers leaving 90s sleeze behind

Radmila Khakova: the Tatar writer lifting the veil on modern dating

Radmila Khakova: the Tatar writer lifting the veil on modern dating

AES+F: Russia’s premier surreal-medieval-cyber art collective

AES+F: Russia’s premier surreal-medieval-cyber art collective

Wonderzine: the smart and sassy magazine pushing Russia’s gender revolution

Wonderzine: the smart and sassy magazine pushing Russia’s gender revolution

Yacheyka: Yekaterinburg architects reinventing Constructivist heritage for the 21st century

Yacheyka: Yekaterinburg architects reinventing Constructivist heritage for the 21st century

Kasia Syramalot: meet the journalist-photographer pulling back the curtain on contemporary Minsk

Kasia Syramalot: meet the journalist-photographer pulling back the curtain on contemporary Minsk

Ivan Mitin: the man rethinking leisure, from pay-per-minute cafes to cottages in the woods

Ivan Mitin: the man rethinking leisure, from pay-per-minute cafes to cottages in the woods

Multiverse Architecture: the Georgian architects regenerating Tbilisi, one building at a time

Multiverse Architecture: the Georgian architects regenerating Tbilisi, one building at a time

24 hours in Tyumen: your guide to exploring Siberia’s up-and-coming metropolis

24 hours in Tyumen: your guide to exploring Siberia’s up-and-coming metropolis

Siberia on camera: a snapshot of life in the shadows of a hydroelectric power station

Siberia on camera: a snapshot of life in the shadows of a hydroelectric power station

Makers of Siberia: meet the best and brightest of Siberia’s burgeoning creative generation

Makers of Siberia: meet the best and brightest of Siberia’s burgeoning creative generation

Louisa Chalatashvili — New East 100

Louisa Chalatashvili — New East 100

Moscow on camera: our guide to the hidden wonders of Russia’s capital, as seen on Instagram

Moscow on camera: our guide to the hidden wonders of Russia’s capital, as seen on Instagram

Timofey Radya — New East 100

Timofey Radya — New East 100