Monday, 26 October 2015

Who to follow: Top 10 Instagram accounts to get to know Russia better

Not following them? You're missing out.
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@muradosmann The most popular Russian Instagram account with 3.4 m followers. Globally recognizable photos. Haven’t heard about the #followme project? You must live in Siberia with the bears!
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@raskalov Vitalyi Raskalov, a famous Instagram blogger in Russia. He became famous for climbing up the star on the main building of Moscow State University and other “Stalin skyscrapers” in the Russian capital. Now Vitalyi Raskalov travels around the world, since he’s banned from entering Russia until 2016. His conquests include skyscrapers in China, mountains in Argentina, and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
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@darianvolkova What would happen, if a Russian ballet dancer picked up a camera? This Instagram answers that question. The grace, charm and magic of Russian ballet though the lens of Darian Volkova.
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@smelov.photo The tourist-magnet St. Petersburg is captured by the talented Ivan Smelov. If you’re planning to visit the city, check out his account. The drone photos of cathedrals have gone viral.
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@surfholidays Everything about surfing with photos from tropical islands and… Russia. Having surfed in St. Petersburg, Kamchatka, the Arctic, Kaliningrad and the Kuril islands, Sergey Rasshivaev knows what he’s talking about.
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@itsbaaat Heard about North Ossetia? It’s one of the Russian republics and a magical place of unusual beauty and spirit, with high mountains and relaxed, hospitable people.
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@zhenyaswan @yaroslav_shuraev This couple did a great job of shooting Russian life and nature in a hip way. This year their trip to Kamchatka culminated in heart-stopping photos of lava fields, seascapes, mountains and... love.
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@roscosmosofficial The official page of the Russian Federal Space Agency. Cosmonauts are lucky to have the best view of our planet. This Instagram posts space selfies, photos from outer space, showing the northern lights, the starry sky, sunsets and sunrises, technical equipment, and the million colors of our beautiful planet. A must-see.
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@dcim.ru The most humane Russian Instagram account, made by Russian photographer Dmitry Markov, who received the Getty Images Instagram Grant in 2015. He lives in the north-western city of Pskov, Russia, where he works with disabled children and volunteers for organizations providing support to orphans.
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@russiabeyond It might be immodest, but RBTH has a wonderful Instagram account with photos of Russia’s regions, telling interesting facts about historical moments, showing museums from the inside, sharing uncommon facts and quoting Russian literature. You’ll be amazed how good it is.

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