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.

Beware: Pokemon road sign installed in St Petersburg

Beware: Pokemon road sign installed in St Petersburg

Watch: new Kedr Livanskiy video for Keep Your Word

Watch: new Kedr Livanskiy video for Keep Your Word

Yakutian film nominated for Golden Globes

Yakutian film nominated for Golden Globes

Love Doc and Feminist Film festivals to launch tomorrow in Russia

Love Doc and Feminist Film festivals to launch tomorrow in Russia

Moscow Zoo to offer discounts for visitors with insect-related surnames

Moscow Zoo to offer discounts for visitors with insect-related surnames

Russian same-sex couples take the lead in Ikea cover contest

Russian same-sex couples take the lead in Ikea cover contest

Mosfilm archive now available online

Mosfilm archive now available online

Pussy Riot premiere new videos

Pussy Riot premiere new videos

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan to star in Russian horror film sequel

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan to star in Russian horror film sequel

Dare try a Donald Trump-inspired shawarma?

Dare try a Donald Trump-inspired shawarma?

“Papa Trump is here”: Russian tabloids discuss Donald Trump

“Papa Trump is here”: Russian tabloids discuss Donald Trump

Monday blues? Watch this husky puppy live stream from Russia

Monday blues? Watch this husky puppy live stream from Russia

Vetements premieres Soviet hoodie

Vetements premieres Soviet hoodie

The mannequin challenge awards: take a look at Russia’s best and worst

The mannequin challenge awards: take a look at Russia’s best and worst

Watch: debut video by new Tatar hip hop project

Watch: debut video by new Tatar hip hop project

Ride straight into the holiday spirit in this festive minibus

Ride straight into the holiday spirit in this festive minibus

Unwind to Kedr Livanskiy’s beautifully chilled winter mix

Unwind to Kedr Livanskiy’s beautifully chilled winter mix

Ukrainian designer blurs lines between classical paintings and real life

Ukrainian designer blurs lines between classical paintings and real life

Soviet architecture tours of Moscow now available in English

Soviet architecture tours of Moscow now available in English

Follow of the week: photographer Tõnu Runnel captures the Baltic allure of Estonia

Follow of the week: photographer Tõnu Runnel captures the Baltic allure of Estonia

U Can Take: check out this new Tatar hip hop video

U Can Take: check out this new Tatar hip hop video

Follow of the week: unexpected sides of St Petersburg by photographer Anton Vaganov

Follow of the week: unexpected sides of St Petersburg by photographer Anton Vaganov

Follow of the week: Soviet mosaics from the Far East to Moscow

Follow of the week: Soviet mosaics from the Far East to Moscow

Follow of the week: discover Rothko on Moscow’s streets

Follow of the week: discover Rothko on Moscow’s streets

No boyfriend, no problem: Moscow startup offers Instagram-worthy bouquets for hire

No boyfriend, no problem: Moscow startup offers Instagram-worthy bouquets for hire

Mad Men creator to launch show about the Romanovs

Mad Men creator to launch show about the Romanovs

Follow of the week: window frames and shutters from all over Russia

Follow of the week: window frames and shutters from all over Russia

Space dreams? The Russian space agency is looking for new astronauts!

Space dreams? The Russian space agency is looking for new astronauts!

Follow of the week: an imperfect ceramics brand from Moscow

Follow of the week: an imperfect ceramics brand from Moscow

Follow of the week: travel the New East with this Moscow photographer

Follow of the week: travel the New East with this Moscow photographer

Czech historians develop video game about Nazi occupation

Czech historians develop video game about Nazi occupation

Livejournal bans political appeals

Livejournal bans political appeals

Follow of the week: concrete with a cult status

Follow of the week: concrete with a cult status