Exploration

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 Russia: panoramas and cityviews from the largest nation on Earth

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

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

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

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

Russia’s young architects are charting new urban clusters to rise from the Soviet Union’s industrial past

Russia’s young architects are charting new urban clusters to rise from the Soviet Union’s industrial past

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