‘Artmossphere’ in Moscow.

The Artplay Design Center in Moscow was the host to the opening of the Artmossphere Street Art Biennale. This is the first event like this in Russia. The exhibition included an indoor portion, presenting work and installations by participating artists, as well as outdoor murals created especially for this event. These are painted by Momo […]

Walking in the Rain, St. Petersburg.

St. Petersburg-based Russian photographer Gordeev captures delicate cityscape scenes by taking his photos in the rain. Flowing rain drops blur the colors and diffuse light, resulting in photos that have a strong resemblance to Impressionist oil paintings. Though the series mostly features Russia’s St. Petersburg and its widely recognized landmarks. Nothing gloomy about the rain […]

‘Flyboarding’ in the Crimea.

A man practices flyboarding near the village of Olenevka, Crimea, in August, 2017. Image Credit: Photograph by Pavel Rebrov / Reuters Source: Photos of the Week: 8/5–8/11 – The Atlantic

Fun and Games in the USSR.

The Pripyat Ferris Wheel (photograph by Alexandra Jade Flintoff) Children’s playgrounds were prolific in the USSR. They formed an integral part of the urban landscape, and by the 1970s and 80s these basic metal affairs appeared in almost every park across many of the larger Soviet cities. They were built outside schools, beneath church towers, […]

Russian Fairytales, trans. Robert Bain (1915).

Russian fairy tales from the Russian of Polevoi, by R. Nisbet Bain, illustrated by Noel L. Nisbet; 1915; Frederick A. Stokes Co., New York. A collection of Russian fairytales translated from the Russian of Nikolai Polevoy, a notable editor, writer, translator in the early 19th century. The translations were made by Robert Nisbet Bain, a […]

Black and White Coffee Shop, Russia.

St. Petersburg, Russia The interior of the first black-and-white coffee shop to open in Russia and in the beautiful city of St. Petersburg looks drawn, but the effect was achieved by the creators using white paint and black lines’ Image Credit: Photograph by Anatoly Maltsev/EPA Source: Ghost ships and Salisbury lights: Wednesday’s best photos | […]

Rainy Streets in Saint Petersburg.

St. Petersburg-based Russian photographer Eduard Gordeev captures delicate cityscape scenes by taking photos in the rain. Flowing rain drops blur the colors and diffuse light, resulting in photos that have a strong resemblance to Impressionist oil paintings. Though the series mostly features Russia’s St. Petersburg and its widely recognized landmarks, some captivating shots from Lisbon […]

‘Winters Tale’ by Valeriy Maleev.

Winter’s Tale by Valeriy Maleev (Russia) Maleev spotted this Pallas’s cat while it was hunting in the Mongolian grasslands. It was bitterly cold day but the fairytale scene cancelled out the cold. Pallas’s cats are no bigger than a domestic cat and they stalk small rodents, birds and occasionally insects Image Credit: Photograph: Valeriy Maleev/2019 […]

Otherworldly photo – of an Arctic city.

People in Norilsk, Russia go ice swimming even on days when the air feels like -40C – warming up in spots heated with steam from the power plant. Norilsk is located above the Arctic Circle, east of the Yenisei River and south of the western Taymyr Peninsula. It has a permanent population of 175,000. With […]

Sputnik 1, launched on 4 October. 1957.

Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. The Soviet Union launched it into an elliptical low Earth orbit on 4 October 1957, orbiting for three weeks before its batteries died, then silently for two more months before falling back into the atmosphere. It was a 58 cm (23 in) diameter polished metal sphere, with […]