Exploration

Landscapes of Russia: panoramas and cityviews from the largest nation on Earth

Landscapes of Russia: panoramas and cityviews from the largest nation on Earth

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 

New Moscow: capturing non-places in the suburbs of the Russian capital

New Moscow: capturing non-places in the suburbs of the Russian capital

Cardinal sin: a photographic exploration of sexuality and religion

Cardinal sin: a photographic exploration of sexuality and religion

How one photographer uses fairytales to capture her Russian hometown on the brink of ecological disaster 

How one photographer uses fairytales to capture her Russian hometown on the brink of ecological disaster 

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

Changing Chelyabinsk: the search for happiness in Russia’s ‘most depressing city’

Changing Chelyabinsk: the search for happiness in Russia’s ‘most depressing city’

A photographer’s darkly comic testimony to Moscow’s ignored radioactive crisis

A photographer’s darkly comic testimony to Moscow’s ignored radioactive crisis

Build it and they will come: the congregation who created their own church in a former train carriage

Build it and they will come: the congregation who created their own church in a former train carriage

Into the woods: the Russian photographer seeking ancient knowledge with deep matriarchal roots

Into the woods: the Russian photographer seeking ancient knowledge with deep matriarchal roots

Life in the fallout zone: capturing the traces of the Soviet space industry through those living in its shadow

Life in the fallout zone: capturing the traces of the Soviet space industry through those living in its shadow

Skateboarding in Shambala: photos from a whirlwind summer ride through Russia’s alpine lakes and Siberian borderlands

Skateboarding in Shambala: photos from a whirlwind summer ride through Russia’s alpine lakes and Siberian borderlands

Forever alone in Russia’s smallest town

Forever alone in Russia’s smallest town

One photographer’s quest to document Moscow’s landfill hills

One photographer’s quest to document Moscow’s landfill hills

Siberia-based photographer Roma Gostev captures the snow-coated serenity of his city Nizhnevartovsk

Siberia-based photographer Roma Gostev captures the snow-coated serenity of his city Nizhnevartovsk

The Russian dacha as a state of mind: what the Soviet country house means for the young, in photos

The Russian dacha as a state of mind: what the Soviet country house means for the young, in photos

A line in the sand: snapshots of life in Kalmykia, Europe’s only man-made desert

A line in the sand: snapshots of life in Kalmykia, Europe’s only man-made desert

Lost in time, a band of punk knights throw a gothic party in modern Moscow

Lost in time, a band of punk knights throw a gothic party in modern Moscow

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

A pagan matriarchy in the Russian North clings to fading traditions 

A pagan matriarchy in the Russian North clings to fading traditions 

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 

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

12 hours of freedom: the story behind Russia’s first queer biennale

12 hours of freedom: the story behind Russia’s first queer biennale

How Russia’s Gen Z artists are responding to the climate crisis 

How Russia’s Gen Z artists are responding to the climate crisis 

Dragzina: join the queer artists claiming Russia’s summer houses as their own

Dragzina: join the queer artists claiming Russia’s summer houses as their own

Delivery drivers are the unsung heroes of our time. This video puts them centre stage

Delivery drivers are the unsung heroes of our time. This video puts them centre stage

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

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

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

Home truths: finding the intimate and personal in Moscow’s mundane housing blocks

Home truths: finding the intimate and personal in Moscow’s mundane housing blocks

Fenced out: a look at the landscapes that divide us

Fenced out: a look at the landscapes that divide us

‘Argue with me’: the Russian artist taking to the streets to break cycles of violence

‘Argue with me’: the Russian artist taking to the streets to break cycles of violence

Inspired by the buzz of crickets, this computer-generated landscape will bring you instant calm

Inspired by the buzz of crickets, this computer-generated landscape will bring you instant calm

The story behind the world’s loneliest video game and the birth of ‘post-Soviet sad 3D’

The story behind the world’s loneliest video game and the birth of ‘post-Soviet sad 3D’

This Skype photo series shows hope still blooms in locked down Moscow

This Skype photo series shows hope still blooms in locked down Moscow

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

The Watchlist: Aquarela is an impressive testimony of the indomitable forces of nature

The Watchlist: Aquarela is an impressive testimony of the indomitable forces of nature

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

From tattoos to typography, meet the Siberian artists mixing satire and style

From tattoos to typography, meet the Siberian artists mixing satire and style

Russia’s Korean community has been a quiet force for decades. Now they’re standing up

Russia’s Korean community has been a quiet force for decades. Now they’re standing up

Homecoming: the young photographer reconnecting with the roots of Russia’s indigenous Mari people

Homecoming: the young photographer reconnecting with the roots of Russia’s indigenous Mari people

Guitars and the grind: stories from Siberia’s fractured DIY music scene

Guitars and the grind: stories from Siberia’s fractured DIY music scene

Meet the artist inventing a new language to merge the natural and non-human worlds 

Meet the artist inventing a new language to merge the natural and non-human worlds 

Science, religion and fake history collide in this mind-expanding art video

Science, religion and fake history collide in this mind-expanding art video