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The Russia Issue

Vice Fashion - Russian Guys Gone Wild

I eat out every night. The money in promotion over here is ridiculous but there’s no such thing in Russia. I love it here and I hate my own cooking.

by Alex Sturrock
01 April 2006, 12:00am


Shot at the Aquarium Night Club, East London

Photos: Alex Sturrock
Styling: Heather Small from M People.

Jacket by Levi’s, jeans by Levi’s, shoes by Journey
Max I eat out every night. The money in promotion over here is ridiculous but there’s no such thing in Russia. I love it here and I hate my own cooking.


Andrey: shirt by David Bitton, shoes by Evisu
Natasha: top by Paul Smith, jeans by LTB, shoes by Journey

Andrey and Natasha This is the first time we’ve been out in London. We’ve both been too busy trying to earn money as cleaners before.


Jacket by Topman, shoes by Timberland Boot Company

Eldar I love chatting to English people, they are very interesting. And your girls, they know how to move, you know? They know everything about men.


Shirt by Topman

Baba I love London. The ladies come to me, you know? Everyone comes to me. Everyone. I love freedom.


Shirt by Fred Perry, jeans by Timberland Boot Company


Igor I’m a scaffolder. I came here looking for a better life, and I found it.

Shirt by Topman, shoes by Journey Shoes

Andrei I started promoting clubs seven years ago. Over in Russia you have more opportunities but the lifespan is shorter, it’s more extravagant. Over here it’s legit. You make a lot of money, and you keep it.


T-shirt model’s own

Morbid I’m Russian but I’m from Estonia. Understand? There’s no fucking motorbikes in Estonia, though. No, I’m not interested in girls. Only bikes. In five years of couriering I’ve clocked two million miles. No, wait. Two hundred thousand miles.