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From War to Peace
September 01, 2017

From War to Peace

By Jessica Werneke

It wasn’t easy being a photojournalist in the Soviet era. Here are five gifted artists you should know, with samples of their work and tales from their lives.

Exploring Borders
November 01, 2016

Exploring Borders

By Maria Gruzdeva

Maria Gruzdeva traveled for several years in Russia’s borderlands, gathering photos and stories. She has now compiled it all in a book, and gives us a taste.

Crimean Sojourn
January 01, 2015

Crimean Sojourn

By Mikhail Mordasov

Mikhail Mordasov has been traveling all over Crimea since the annexation last spring. He shares this moving photo feature.

On the Street
September 01, 2014

On the Street

By Paul E. Richardson

Photographer Dmitry Ryzhkov captures extraordinary moments of ordinary Russians on the streets of Moscow. Sometimes it gets him into trouble.

One Hundred Years Ago
July 01, 2013

One Hundred Years Ago

A short look at three very different yet fascinating photos, all taken 100 years ago, in 1913. One is from Torzhok, one from Moscow, one from the Altai.
Colonial Russia
September 01, 2007

Colonial Russia

By Paul E. Richardson

Perched on the rocky cliffs of California's Pacific coast is Fort Ross, a National Park commemorating the southernmost point of Russian colonial settlement in the Americas. Each July, thousands flock to the Fort for an annual celebration.

Routine Beauty
May 01, 2003

Routine Beauty

It takes a trained eye to see the uncommon beauty of common things in any city, particularly one beseiged by tourists and dusty with the detritus of a failed empire. A photo feature with some literary interludes.

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