Russia

Russia’s Drag Race knock-off, Royal Cobras
Film & TVActivists say Russia’s Drag Race knock-off ignores LGBTQ+ issues
Yulia Peresild arrives on the International Space Station
Science & TechRussia blasts off to shoot the first feature film in space, The Challenge
International Space Station
Film & TVSpace Race 2: Russia gets the go ahead to shoot the first film in orbit
Pussy Riot
PoliticsPussy Riot members leave Russia to escape ‘continuous arrests’
Pussy Riot arrest
PoliticsPussy Riot members say they’ve been jailed for just ‘existing’
Russian drag queen Lorina Rey is breaking down boundaries
FashionMeet the transgressive Russian queen ‘possessed’ by drag
Crocs x Little Big x Dazed
FashionGet to know Russian ravers Little Big and their riotous Crocs collab
Vereja Collective FW21
FashionFolkloric label Vereja is knitting a new narrative for Russian fashion
Animal Crossing protest
Science & TechRoman Protasevich and the new digital protest generation
COVID-19 vaccine
Science & TechInfluencers say they were offered money to discredit the Pfizer vaccine
uk gabber hardcore rave scene @ukgabbers instagram
Art & PhotographyThese photographs celebrate the hedonism of pre-pandemic partying
Klim Shipenko’s Salyut 7 (2017)
Film & TVRussia pulls ahead of Elon Musk in the race to shoot first movie in space
Produce Camp 2021
Film & TVA Russian man got trapped in a boy band on a Chinese reality TV show
Yulia Tsvetkova
Art & PhotographyRussian artist faces six years in prison for sharing vagina artworks
Pussy Riot ‘Rage’
PoliticsPussy Riot’s new track calls for the release of political prisoners
Pussy Riot’s Masha Alekhina detained
PoliticsPussy Riot’s Masha Alekhina faces jail time following anti-Putin protest
Pussy Riot activist
PoliticsPussy Riot on what to do if you’re detained amid mass Russian protests
Pussy Riot police brutality protest
PoliticsPussy Riot’s Rita Flores has been jailed for anti-police brutality protest
Pussy Riot rainbow flag protest
PoliticsPussy Riot members arrested following rainbow flag protest
Rainbow flag outside Ministry of Culture
PoliticsPussy Riot fly rainbow flags outside government for Putin’s birthday
Russian Queer Revolution installation (2020)
Art & PhotographyThis installation celebrates the faces of the Russian queer underground
Videochat: send nudes. Olya Avstreyh and Jenya Milyukos
Art & PhotographyThese Russian artists video-chatted daily to paint each other nude
LBGTQ+ flag
PoliticsRussia is set to further strip LGBTQ+ people of their rights
Marta (@_marta_maa) & Vitalija (@njeprawda) at Palace Square
PoliticsThis geo-tagging app helps you show support for Russian Pride celebrations