New East 100

AES+F: Russia’s premier surreal-medieval-cyber art collective

AES+F: Russia’s premier surreal-medieval-cyber art collective

Aida Sulova: Bishkek’s pioneering art impresario

Aida Sulova: Bishkek’s pioneering art impresario

Alisa Ganieva: meet the visionary author pulling back the curtain on Dagestan and beyond

Alisa Ganieva: meet the visionary author pulling back the curtain on Dagestan and beyond

Alternative summer festivals — New East 100

Alternative summer festivals — New East 100

Asiya Bareeva: the Russian designer changing how we perceive Islamic fashion

Asiya Bareeva: the Russian designer changing how we perceive Islamic fashion

Aza Shadenova: the Kazakh artist whose canvases capture Central Asia’s cultural crossroads

Aza Shadenova: the Kazakh artist whose canvases capture Central Asia’s cultural crossroads

Beat Films: the upstart Russian heirs of documentary cinema

Beat Films: the upstart Russian heirs of documentary cinema

Boutique bookshops: slices of literary paradise across the New East

Boutique bookshops: slices of literary paradise across the New East

Concept stores — New East 100

Concept stores — New East 100

Delada: a London-based Russian label inspired by personal memories and collective history

Delada: a London-based Russian label inspired by personal memories and collective history

Glintshake: avant-garde Muscovite post-pop for the masses

Glintshake: avant-garde Muscovite post-pop for the masses

Hassan Kurbanbaev — New East 100

Hassan Kurbanbaev — New East 100

ISSMAG — New East 100

ISSMAG — New East 100

Ivan Mitin: the man rethinking leisure, from pay-per-minute cafes to cottages in the woods

Ivan Mitin: the man rethinking leisure, from pay-per-minute cafes to cottages in the woods

Ivan Zoloto: Russia’s DIY music legend bringing strange new sounds to the airwaves

Ivan Zoloto: Russia’s DIY music legend bringing strange new sounds to the airwaves

J. Kim: the fashion designer channeling cultures from Korea to Uzbekistan

J. Kim: the fashion designer channeling cultures from Korea to Uzbekistan

Jahnkoy: the New York-based Russian fashion label celebrating a new multiculturalism

Jahnkoy: the New York-based Russian fashion label celebrating a new multiculturalism

Kasia Syramalot: meet the journalist-photographer pulling back the curtain on contemporary Minsk

Kasia Syramalot: meet the journalist-photographer pulling back the curtain on contemporary Minsk