Before And After: How The Russian Army Changes Soldiers

Thinner, wiser, hairier… Photographer Yuriy Chichkov took pictures of army conscripts immediately after call-up and a month before demobilization. Here are the results. Portrait photography has always been a special interest of Yuriy Chichkov. Russian and international celebrities, athletes, and politicians captured through his lens have graced the covers of leading Russian magazines. “.

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This Russian Artist Dresses Herself And Her Models In Surreal And Weird Costumes Made Out Of Vegetables, Fruits And Plants

Everyone has a hobby, right? Well, some are weirder than others. Meet this artist from Russia, her name is Katya and she creates unique makeup looks using vegetables, fruits, plants and many other fragments of nature. You can say she’s all-natural. Katya grew up surrounded by plants, crops, and animals, that’s what inspired her to create these surreal and weird makeup looks.

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Rita – The Girl Who Happily Lives With A Bionical Hand

The story of a young Russian woman deprived of hands by her jealous husband shocked all the country. Doctors managed to perform a complicated operation and save one hand, and the second one has now been replaced with a prosthesis. Margarita Gracheva was taken by husband to the woods where he cut her hands off with an axe, and took her to the hospital himself and subsequently gave up to the police.

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The ‘Dirtiest’ Russian Street Art You Will Ever See

We last featured the amazing street art of Nikita Golubev aka Pro Boy Nick back in April of 2017. Since then, the Moscow-based artist continues to “dig art out of dirt”. While the artworks last only until the next rainstorm or car wash (the latter unlikely given the current state of dirt on the vehicles!) the pieces live on through social media and photography. Golubev has garnered the most buzz...

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True Art Must Excite! Novosibirsk Authorities Have Refused To Remake The Skating Rink, Which Is Nicknamed “Phallic Symbol Of The City”

The City Hall of Novosibirsk (Russia) has no plans to change the New Year skating rink built on the city square near the Opera and Ballet Theater. More: Facebook Last weekend, photographer Slava Stepanov posted on Facebook a view of the main tree, skating rink and ice town of Novosibirsk taken from a bird’s-eye view. After that, users in social networks began to joke that the rink is similar...

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Simple & Difficult Russia: Photo Collection Of Anna Skladmann

Just found some interesting pictures from a personal photography collection of Anna Skladmann, a German photographer that lives and works between New York and Moscow. During travelling and living in Russia, Anna made a few series of photos which show us simple and the same time difficult life of Russian young and adult people. More: Anna Skladmann, Instagram 1991 This series of portraits depicts...

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Wolford And Vetements Launch Collaboration Inspired By Russian Criminal Tattoo Art

Austrian hosiery manufacturer Wolford is teaming up with Vetements to launch a capsule collection. Comprising a pair of tights and a maxi knitted dress, the collection aims to redefine some of the wardrobe essentials every woman should have. More: Vetements, Wolford The idea? To redefine classic pieces from every woman’s wardrobe through two must-haves: a black dress and a faux-tattoo effect...

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Russian Female Hockey Players Took Off Their Clothes For The New Year’s 2020 Calendar

Zhanna Chernenko/KHL The Women’s Hockey League presents a limited calendar for 2020: it is based on a symbiosis of delicate femininity and seasons, recreated with the help of seasonal floral symbols. The visual code of the calendar symbolizes that each season and its symbols complement the appearance and character of a woman. More than a thousand flowers and compositions were used as props...

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A Matter Of Trust: The Mystery Soul Of ‘Inner’ Russia In Wonderful And Sentimental Photographs Of Vugar Mamedzade

Modern Russia as seen by photographer from Orenburg, Russia, Vugar Mamedzade. His works have special atmosphere. The author says that he makes photos when he feels the moment, when he “has a nerve”. According to him, it’s important to be self-confident, honest and impudent in a good way. His photos are about life, they can be happy, emotional and very sad. More:

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Second Life Of The Canadian Truck In Russia

An unusual winter slide appeared in Vargashi village, Russia. The Canadian vehicle that had been idling for some years finally was repurposed for winter fun.

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