2023 — ongoing

In this series, I explore the culture of my home country, which is characterized by deeply rooted animistic beliefs on the one hand and an excessive tendency for glamour on the other. The many contrasts of everyday life underline the Russian mentality in a certain way.


Childhood. Anastasia Musinova
Childhood. Anastasia Musinova
Childhood. Anastasia Musinova
Childhood. Anastasia Musinova
Childhood. Anastasia Musinova
Childhood. Anastasia Musinova
Childhood. Anastasia Musinova
Childhood. Anastasia Musinova
Childhood. Anastasia Musinova


1. Due to its high availability, fish in any form is one of the favorite dishes of many Russians.

2. Russian folk art has many forms and can be found in all areas of life.

3. The so-called “pocket calendars” with different motifs (including popular musicians and actors) used to be found in every newsstand and were a collector’s item for many children due to their low price.

4. The belief in zodiac signs is still very present.

5. A USSR pocket calendar for children.

6. A Soviet English-Russian pocket dictionary.

7. Newborns in Saint Petersburg are congratulated with a personalized medal engraved with their name and date of birth.

8. Ivan Krylov’s fables are among the classics of Russian literature.

9. Typical Russian school exercise books consist of only a few, very thin sheets.

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