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08.20.14 Marina Galperina

Sixteen-year-old Lolita Richie has never even heard of “racist space alien” Valeria Lukyanova, she claims. Aspiring to internet fame and anatomy-defying “living doll” aesthetics, “I’m the ultimate vamp woman,” the teenager tells the Daily Mail. And so it begins. Lolita boasts just 40 followers on Russian social network VK page. Her 33-year-old mother, former actress Anya Richi, takes photos of Lolita dressed up in Anya’s old […]

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03.13.14 Marina Galperina

Have no fear, Crimea! Jared Leto and his shitty band have arrived to Kiev for a concert. There he is — the actor who shouted out “the dreamers” in “the” Ukraine during his Oscar acceptance speech (which was censored by the Russian state-controlled television) — visiting what is left of the protest camps of Maidan and looking […]

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02.18.14 Marina Galperina

This is a livefeed of Ukrainian riot police storming Kiev’s main anti-government camp. What you’re listening to are grenades, fireworks, Molotov cocktails, gunfire and the chants of anti-President Yanukovich activists over the continuous explosions. Espreso TV Livefeed Earlier today, the city saw its most violent clashes since the protest began 12 weeks ago, since the citizens set up giant make-shift […]

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01.23.14 Marina Galperina

Ilya Varlamov, an independent photojournalist we’ve been following for years, finally arrived in Kiev last night. He posted photos on his LiveJournal, along with a no-frills account of what it is actually like inside. Here are some highlights, translated. For the last four days, Kiev is a war zone, constantly erupting in combat and flames. As […]

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03.13.12 Marina Galperina

Lookit! It’s all the perks of visiting Ukraine’s charming capital without the crime, AIDS and lack customer service! Just kidding. A lovely, lovely place. I want to go to there. Shot by Efim Graboy & Daria Turetski over 5 days, 2 nights, 25,000 frames and no confused cops that we know of. […]

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