Russian Rebels

First comes food, then comes morality. in Siberia is on that threshold. But young people here are hungry for more. Just like Gosha and his grafik novel and alter ego hero “Tyu-Man”.

In the ranking of Russian cities in terms of quality of life, Tyumen has made it into the top three. Thanks to oil, gas and pedrodollars. Tyumen is full, satiated. Just like Gosha (Georgij) Yelayev.

The Russian comic star created the “Tju-Man”, who fights with his superpowers against the dependence of oil and power. And Gosha himself for his self-realization.

From the original story Die hungrige Stadt from our blog Buterbrod und Spiele.
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Russia in Summer 2018

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Oh, Sergey…
A ❤️ to Russian Photographer Legend Sergey Chilikov.
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Living on Trains
People and their stories on a five day train journey through Russia.
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Into the Wild
A six hour boat trip away from civilization.
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"This is my Heimat."
"Maybe it's easier in Germany, but I want to do something here."
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The Beach
Village youth hanging out and showing off at their local beach by the river.
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On Hunger Strike
Journalist Schura Burtin supporting Oleg Senzow's hunger strike during World Cup 2018. A portrait.
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Come to Moscow!
...says Micha, 27 years old and a fashion designer from Moscow
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Selfmade-man Andrej
Sergej and Tanja made their way in Siberian Taischet. And for the rest of their lifes they desire: no more changes.