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.

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

Beyond Tbilisi: 5 must-see spots in Georgia outside the capital

Beyond Tbilisi: 5 must-see spots in Georgia outside the capital

Thrifting in Kiev: 6 destinations to satisfy your street food and shopping needs

Thrifting in Kiev: 6 destinations to satisfy your street food and shopping needs

New East zines — New East 100

New East zines — New East 100

New view: here’s our guide to the hidden wonders of St Petersburg, as seen on Instagram

New view: here’s our guide to the hidden wonders of St Petersburg, as seen on Instagram

Set and match: when Soviet film locations stood in for the West

Set and match: when Soviet film locations stood in for the West