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Moscow Is a Paradise

By Igor Baranchuk

It's easy to think of Moscow as a city of mausoleums, giant Lenin statues, and propaganda-peddling art museums, but photographer Igor Baranchuk insists his hometown is about so much more than postcommunist sadness. To prove it, he sent us this set of pictures of people passing out, making out, and partying in the pit at the city's nightclubs.

You should visit.

Does your town or city qualify for paradise status? Feel free to send us your pitches. We won't bite.

Other recent Paradises:

Oslo / Odessa / Bangkok / Venice Beach