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.

Liminal souls: exploring the power of choice with Russia’s young priests-in-training

Liminal souls: exploring the power of choice with Russia’s young priests-in-training

Wearable connections: the artists reclaiming Central Asia’s jewellery legacy

Wearable connections: the artists reclaiming Central Asia’s jewellery legacy

In praise of the monobrow: how a Uyghur Kazakh artist celebrates a coveted Central Asian beauty feature

In praise of the monobrow: how a Uyghur Kazakh artist celebrates a coveted Central Asian beauty feature

The Calvert Journal wins 2021 Lovie Award for best overall social presence

The Calvert Journal wins 2021 Lovie Award for best overall social presence

Kunststük: the real stories behind Russia’s fake facades

Kunststük: the real stories behind Russia’s fake facades

Why a Russian charity wants you to buy trash from Lake Baikal

Why a Russian charity wants you to buy trash from Lake Baikal

Uplifting, avant-garde children’s book illustrations from the USSR

Uplifting, avant-garde children’s book illustrations from the USSR

Indulge yourself with this surreal fashion film set in grand historic interiors

Indulge yourself with this surreal fashion film set in grand historic interiors

Siberia’s longboarders are chasing new horizons

Siberia’s longboarders are chasing new horizons

On the road with Russia’s train hoppers

On the road with Russia’s train hoppers

The Russian bookshop cosplaying book covers on Instagram

The Russian bookshop cosplaying book covers on Instagram

Dance in 2 Yugoslav-era modernist buildings with North Macedonia’s Blackstate pop anthem

Dance in 2 Yugoslav-era modernist buildings with North Macedonia’s Blackstate pop anthem

Danila Tkachenko’s haunting visuals confront Russia’s collective denial of Gulag history

Danila Tkachenko’s haunting visuals confront Russia’s collective denial of Gulag history

A decade in Russian music videos from 2010 to 2020

A decade in Russian music videos from 2010 to 2020

Rethinking the bonds of brotherhood in Russia’s conservative south

Rethinking the bonds of brotherhood in Russia’s conservative south

Chasing cars: the photographer capturing pockets of peace in Russia’s urban landscapes

Chasing cars: the photographer capturing pockets of peace in Russia’s urban landscapes

In Ingushetia, young women are reclaiming the threads of an ancient artform

In Ingushetia, young women are reclaiming the threads of an ancient artform

‘A mountain keeps an echo deep inside itself’: meet the artists pioneering plant-based sound

‘A mountain keeps an echo deep inside itself’: meet the artists pioneering plant-based sound

Young and isolated: a candid portrait of teenage anxiety in Russia’s closed towns under Covid-19

Young and isolated: a candid portrait of teenage anxiety in Russia’s closed towns under Covid-19

Flesh of flesh: the photographer shaping a new reality through ancient Russian rituals

Flesh of flesh: the photographer shaping a new reality through ancient Russian rituals

72 hours in Kyiv with Brave! Factory Festival

72 hours in Kyiv with Brave! Factory Festival

 East of the West: Dmitry Ermakov captures a generation reclaiming their Tatar identity — in photos

East of the West: Dmitry Ermakov captures a generation reclaiming their Tatar identity — in photos

The skin I live in: one artist explores why we bite our nails and pull at our hair

The skin I live in: one artist explores why we bite our nails and pull at our hair

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