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  • Historical photo: Mafia hanging out near the “Intourist” hotel, 1993, Moscow

    This photo captures the 1990s in Russia. If you look closely at the person on the right, you will notice that he’s wearing a burgundy suit jacket. Bordeaux and crimson suit jackets were very popular among the so-called “new Russians” (mobsters). These outfits were the main signs of their subculture. Also, mobsters loved wearing massive […] More

  • Prison Baroque Decor: Greetings from the 90’s

    Since the 90ties Russian architecture and design gradually changed. In the USSR, most of the apartment buildings, apartments and even a furniture in every apartment was similar. So, after the collapse of the Union, people started to try to think outside the box. The times were hard, so most people were concerned about where their […] More