Revisiting Russian Youth Cultures

Teenage makes its russian premiere as the opening night film of Moscow’s Beat Film Festival tonight (June 6). In honor of the occasion, we’re revisiting some favorite posts featuring Russian youth and youth culture. We’ve got a teenage sniper who fought against Germany in WWII, the first Russian beauty pageant contestants, Chuvash beer girls, Soviet punks, and tributes to the women of Pussy Riot. 

Corporal Yelizaveta Feodorovna Mironova
by Claire Lucido


The First Russian Beauty Pageant
by CLaire Lucido


Chuvash “Girls’ Beer” Tradition
by Claire Lucido

Soviet Punks

Soviet Punks
by Kelly Rakowski

Screen shot 2012-08-23 at 3.41.47 PM

Pussy Riots Everywhere
by Monika Zaleska