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.

These Google Street View snapshots reveal the understated beauty of the roadside

These Google Street View snapshots reveal the understated beauty of the roadside

A Russian photographer gazes at our excessive consumption — and what we throw away

A Russian photographer gazes at our excessive consumption — and what we throw away

Low Fidelity: an animated sketchbook ode to the young and lost

Low Fidelity: an animated sketchbook ode to the young and lost

Beasts of the Northern wild: coming face to face with nature in one Russian village

Beasts of the Northern wild: coming face to face with nature in one Russian village

Aloe is the St Petersburg eco-collective fighting for true connection in the era of instant connectivity

Aloe is the St Petersburg eco-collective fighting for true connection in the era of instant connectivity

Enter the surreal world of Yumzhana Suy, the Buryatian artist fusing activism and Buddhism

Enter the surreal world of Yumzhana Suy, the Buryatian artist fusing activism and Buddhism

Return to Vorkuta: one photographer revisits his childhood in a crumbling gulag town

Return to Vorkuta: one photographer revisits his childhood in a crumbling gulag town

All hail Manizha, the Tajik-Russian musician rewriting the rules on what it means to belong

All hail Manizha, the Tajik-Russian musician rewriting the rules on what it means to belong

From tattoos to typography, meet the Siberian artists mixing satire and style

From tattoos to typography, meet the Siberian artists mixing satire and style

Meet the political fashion collective giving young Russians a voice

Meet the political fashion collective giving young Russians a voice

Journey back in time with these whimsical children’s poetry books from the Soviet Union

Journey back in time with these whimsical children’s poetry books from the Soviet Union

A Russian activist clothing brand is proving there’s more to fashion than Black Friday deals

A Russian activist clothing brand is proving there’s more to fashion than Black Friday deals

Glimpse everyday St Petersburg life with the Instagram account infusing the mundane with child-like wonder

Glimpse everyday St Petersburg life with the Instagram account infusing the mundane with child-like wonder

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

In Russia, everyday road signs are beautiful, baffling pieces of public art

In Russia, everyday road signs are beautiful, baffling pieces of public art

Discover the satisfying simplicity of Poland’s housing blocks

Discover the satisfying simplicity of Poland’s housing blocks

These snapshots of nocturnal Nizhny Novgorod capture the quiet contemplation of the Russian commuter

These snapshots of nocturnal Nizhny Novgorod capture the quiet contemplation of the Russian commuter

Get under the skin of Closer, Kyiv’s legendary creative hub, with the people who make it

Get under the skin of Closer, Kyiv’s legendary creative hub, with the people who make it

Azerbaijani artists are tackling gender taboos in this bold group show for Tbilisi Art Fair

Azerbaijani artists are tackling gender taboos in this bold group show for Tbilisi Art Fair

One photographer finds the poetry in post-Soviet urban chaos 

One photographer finds the poetry in post-Soviet urban chaos 

No Plastic, It’s Fantastic: how a Russian eco-entrepreneur is rebranding sustainability

No Plastic, It’s Fantastic: how a Russian eco-entrepreneur is rebranding sustainability

NII launched the careers of Russia’s electronic music talent. Now its community say their farewells

NII launched the careers of Russia’s electronic music talent. Now its community say their farewells

This Russian photographer’s delicate sculptures will make you rethink waste and consumption

This Russian photographer’s delicate sculptures will make you rethink waste and consumption

Tbilisi Art Fair is back and proving real creativity goes way beyond the Venice Biennale

Tbilisi Art Fair is back and proving real creativity goes way beyond the Venice Biennale

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