Covering an area of 17,098,242 square kilometres, Russia is the largest country in the world. And with 140 million inhabitants, made up of around 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples, also one of the most diverse. A superpower with a history that is as turbulent as it is rich. A superpower in search of a suitable form of democracy. A superpower that sometimes still reverts to its old Soviet ways.
Modern Russia means falling down and getting up again. But have you ever looked at this giant properly? Talent from the West and Russia reveals the country in its broadest and most individual form. In short, meet the Russians.
Cover Photo: Christian Kryl
Photographers included in this issue:
Alla Esipovich, Simon Roberts, Anna Skladmann, Boudewijn Bollmann, Pavel Prokopchik, Bieke Depoorter, Annick Ligtermoet, Alexey Titarenko, Alla Esipovich, Rob Hornstra, Christian Kryl, Alexander Rodchenko, Boris Savelev.