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 East of the West: Dmitry Ermakov captures a generation reclaiming their Tatar identity — in photos

East of the West: Dmitry Ermakov captures a generation reclaiming their Tatar identity — in photos

Clay, chaos and urban detritus merge in Daniil Antropov’s ceramic sculptures

Clay, chaos and urban detritus merge in Daniil Antropov’s ceramic sculptures

Beyond reality: the surreal digital universe capturing the madness of Russia’s modern visual culture

Beyond reality: the surreal digital universe capturing the madness of Russia’s modern visual culture

Samara state of mind: one photographer’s journey to bring Instagram #success to provincial Russia

Samara state of mind: one photographer’s journey to bring Instagram #success to provincial Russia

Verses of extinction: one Buryatian artist’s attempt to keep her native language alive

Verses of extinction: one Buryatian artist’s attempt to keep her native language alive

Laser focus: capturing unseen dimensions with photographer Jenia Filatova

Laser focus: capturing unseen dimensions with photographer Jenia Filatova

PASHA: the anonymous art project on growing up gay in the Soviet Union

PASHA: the anonymous art project on growing up gay in the Soviet Union

Tree Lover: one Muscovite’s ode to the fragments of nature that survive the urban wilds

Tree Lover: one Muscovite’s ode to the fragments of nature that survive the urban wilds

Reviving ancient Udmurtian traditions with post-internet art

Reviving ancient Udmurtian traditions with post-internet art

Two artists find strange joy in Moscow’s vernacular architecture — video

Two artists find strange joy in Moscow’s vernacular architecture — video

Meeting Mikita Franco: the trans author behind one of 2020’s best Russian literary debuts

Meeting Mikita Franco: the trans author behind one of 2020’s best Russian literary debuts

‘I have two dads:’ read an extract from a Russian coming-of-age novel about a child raised by gay parents

‘I have two dads:’ read an extract from a Russian coming-of-age novel about a child raised by gay parents

'We don’t have no bosses, we’re against everyone': the Yakutian punks making music through deep polar nights — in photos

‘We don’t have no bosses, we’re against everyone’: the Yakutian punks making music through deep polar nights — in photos

Rendering Russian police injustice on canvas is one artist’s attempt to overcome fear

Rendering Russian police injustice on canvas is one artist’s attempt to overcome fear

From CGI to exchanging houseplants, these creatives are pushing the boundaries of what art is

From CGI to exchanging houseplants, these creatives are pushing the boundaries of what art is

Married to art: Asya Zaslavskaya on inspiration and commitment in the creative process

Married to art: Asya Zaslavskaya on inspiration and commitment in the creative process

In search of connection: the photographer who captured the decadence and conflict of Russia’s turbulent 2010s

In search of connection: the photographer who captured the decadence and conflict of Russia’s turbulent 2010s

Tactile typography: artist NXCSS makes soft and syrupy visuals that flow and mutate

Tactile typography: artist NXCSS makes soft and syrupy visuals that flow and mutate

Goodbye utopia: using CGI worlds to confront our flawed reality

Goodbye utopia: using CGI worlds to confront our flawed reality

The creative collective proving that for provincial artists, strength lies in numbers

The creative collective proving that for provincial artists, strength lies in numbers

11 artefacts to help you understand post-Soviet Russian art

11 artefacts to help you understand post-Soviet Russian art

A painter captures the elusive beauty of ordinary life

A painter captures the elusive beauty of ordinary life

A Russian photographer gazes at our excessive consumption — and what we throw away

A Russian photographer gazes at our excessive consumption — and what we throw away

Podcast on Russian film: a great heritage and visionary future

Podcast on Russian film: a great heritage and visionary future

Delve into the outlandish universe of Alisa Gorshenina, redefining rural identity in the Russian Urals

Delve into the outlandish universe of Alisa Gorshenina, redefining rural identity in the Russian Urals

Artist Anastasia Vepreva on collecting rejection letters and the distinguished history of failure

Artist Anastasia Vepreva on collecting rejection letters and the distinguished history of failure

Why Russian indie book publishers are fighting the conservative mainstream

Why Russian indie book publishers are fighting the conservative mainstream

Art in the Aral Sea: can craft help heal community living through ecological catastrophe?

Art in the Aral Sea: can craft help heal community living through ecological catastrophe?

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

Meet the photographic talent that call Siberia home | Part II

Meet the photographic talent that call Siberia home | Part II

Meet the photographic talent that call Siberia home | Part I

Meet the photographic talent that call Siberia home | Part I

For over a decade she photographed Moscow’s wild, wild nightlife. Now you can see what she saw

For over a decade she photographed Moscow’s wild, wild nightlife. Now you can see what she saw