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.

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

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