Also by Stanislav Feofanov
September 03, 2021
Once A 'Window To Europe,' A Russian Town Rich In History But Little Else
The centuries-old town of Sebezh sits near the borders of both Belarus and Latvia in Russia's western Pskov region. Residents are proud of their well-preserved old houses and rich history, but they've seen little development in a struggling town that was once called the "window to Europe."
August 01, 2021
This Remote Island Is Not Quite Ready To Be A 'Window To Asia'
Bolshoi Ussuriysky Island, an outpost on the Amur River in the Far East, was disputed by Russia and China for decades, but it has now been divided almost equally between the neighbors. The Chinese call it Heixiazi Island.
June 13, 2021
'This Or Nothing': The Tsarist-Era Prison That Some Call Home
In tsarist Russia, it was a women's prison, but now it's home for poor families with nowhere else to go. Although it's supposed to be temporary accommodation, residents spend years amid its crumbling, ill-lit corridors, waiting for permanent housing.
March 25, 2021
Residents Of Crumbling Moscow Factory Dorms Fight Eviction
Thousands of Moscow factory workers have been forced out of company housing over the years as plants closed their dormitories or shut down altogether. But some families have stayed on despite barely livable conditions, and are fighting in court for their right to decent housing.
February 21, 2021
A Growing Mountain Of Garbage Casts A Shadow On Russian Residents
Russians living near one of the country's largest landfills say they can barely breathe due to gas from the site, which has been growing without restriction for years. Locals hold frequent protests against unchecked dumping, but they say their complaints fall on deaf ears.
February 03, 2020
Inside A Closed Russian Village After Deadly Nuclear Accident