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.

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

Landscapes of Siberia: finding humanity amid Russia’s wild expanses

Landscapes of Siberia: finding humanity amid Russia’s wild expanses

Listen to the sounds of deserted airports with this experimental electronic album

Listen to the sounds of deserted airports with this experimental electronic album

History in ink: Russia’s first tattoo archive celebrates ancient traditions

History in ink: Russia’s first tattoo archive celebrates ancient traditions

The sound of sexuality: capturing goosebumps, touch and freedom in music

The sound of sexuality: capturing goosebumps, touch and freedom in music

In search of connection: the photographer who captured the decadence and conflict of Russia’s turbulent 2010s

In search of connection: the photographer who captured the decadence and conflict of Russia’s turbulent 2010s

A Moscow-based artist launches Instagram’s first AR exhibition

A Moscow-based artist launches Instagram’s first AR exhibition

Goodbye utopia: using CGI worlds to confront our flawed reality

Goodbye utopia: using CGI worlds to confront our flawed reality

Fenced out: a look at the landscapes that divide us

Fenced out: a look at the landscapes that divide us

The creative collective proving that for provincial artists, strength lies in numbers

The creative collective proving that for provincial artists, strength lies in numbers

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