Sasha Raspopina

Sasha Raspopina is the staff writer at The Calvert Journal. She is currently doing a PhD in Russian media at City, University of London. Her work is featured on the Guardian, The Moscow Times, and Vice. You can follow her on Twitter here.

Your guide to Russia’s vegan cafes: from the healthy to the downright indulgent

Your guide to Russia’s vegan cafes: from the healthy to the downright indulgent

See Ukraine’s cities through the eyes of their bright young artists

See Ukraine’s cities through the eyes of their bright young artists

Explore neon-lit, cyberpunk Moscow suburbs with this Bladerunner-inspired photographer

Explore neon-lit, cyberpunk Moscow suburbs with this Bladerunner-inspired photographer

This project is helping bring together fathers and daughters in the North Caucasus

This project is helping bring together fathers and daughters in the North Caucasus

Open call announced for new Siberian photo prize

Open call announced for new Siberian photo prize

This new video game lets you do nothing in particular in a suburban Russian tower block

This new video game lets you do nothing in particular in a suburban Russian tower block

4 New East jogging routes for architecture fanatics

4 New East jogging routes for architecture fanatics

Russia’s star YouTubers are frank, socially engaged, and more explicit than ever

Russia’s star YouTubers are frank, socially engaged, and more explicit than ever

At home near Chernobyl: the kitsch interiors of a former Soviet ‘urban utopia’

At home near Chernobyl: the kitsch interiors of a former Soviet ‘urban utopia’

Why the death of rapper Detsl marks the end of an era for Russia’s 90s kids

Why the death of rapper Detsl marks the end of an era for Russia’s 90s kids

If Wes Anderson had an interior design Instagram account, this would be it

If Wes Anderson had an interior design Instagram account, this would be it

5 minute guide to Kiev: delicious food, budget bars, and a legendary rave scene

5 minute guide to Kiev: delicious food, budget bars, and a legendary rave scene

These are the most unusual New East places you need to visit in 2019

These are the most unusual New East places you need to visit in 2019

You can now wear perfume inspired by Tretyakov Gallery’s most popular paintings

You can now wear perfume inspired by Tretyakov Gallery’s most popular paintings

Grab your skates and hit these stunning New East ice rinks

Grab your skates and hit these stunning New East ice rinks

Stop the music: young artists’ gigs are being cancelled all over Russia. What’s going on and why?

Stop the music: young artists’ gigs are being cancelled all over Russia. What’s going on and why?

Baby, it’s cold outside: 6 stylish retreats you need to visit this winter

Baby, it’s cold outside: 6 stylish retreats you need to visit this winter

Fright night: 8 horror films from the New East to watch this Halloween

Fright night: 8 horror films from the New East to watch this Halloween

Hedgehog bra sparks controversy and calls to close an art exhibition in St Petersburg

Hedgehog bra sparks controversy and calls to close an art exhibition in St Petersburg

Meet the Russian designers turning pine needles into stylish furniture

Meet the Russian designers turning pine needles into stylish furniture

Your guide to the tastes of the New East’s latest food and drink capital

Your guide to the tastes of the New East’s latest food and drink capital

Make your Instagram followers jealous at these stunning New East botanical gardens

Make your Instagram followers jealous at these stunning New East botanical gardens

Kazakh feminist activist fined for photoshoot

Kazakh feminist activist fined for photoshoot

Education license restored to the European University in St Petersburg

Education license restored to the European University in St Petersburg

Beach life: our guide to the best sand and sea the New East has to offer

Beach life: our guide to the best sand and sea the New East has to offer

48 hours in Kiev: your weekend guide to summer in a city that has it all

48 hours in Kiev: your weekend guide to summer in a city that has it all

The travel blog with a twist

The travel blog with a twist

Theatre of war: Sergei Loznitsa exposes the absurdity of the Donbass conflict in his new film

Theatre of war: Sergei Loznitsa exposes the absurdity of the Donbass conflict in his new film

Meet the photographer hunting hidden post-communist treasures

Meet the photographer hunting hidden post-communist treasures

Summer festivals 2018: your guide to the New East’s best musical escapes

Summer festivals 2018: your guide to the New East’s best musical escapes

Meet the makeup artist who wants Russian men to embrace glam

Meet the makeup artist who wants Russian men to embrace glam