100 Years Of Russian Beauty In Under Two Minutes

Russia saw a number of political and economic transformations and transitions throughout the 20th century, from the fall of the Romanov Empire in 1917 to the beginning of Perestroika and Glasnost in the 1980s, or the reform movements and policies meant to open up the then-USSR to new forms of political and economic thought.

So just how did these shifts manifest themselves within the Russian populace? One way to gain an understanding of that is by assessing Russia’s shifting understandings of beauty. The folks at Cut Video have done just that, using model Anya Zaytseva as their canvas.

What We Love This Week, Volume CXXVII

Syrian Refugee Holding Children

Syrians fleeing the war rush through broken down border fences to enter Turkish territory illegally near Akcakale on June 14. Source: The Atlantic

Syrian War Refugees Burst Through Border Fence Into Turkey

Syrian Refugees Squeeze Fence

Syrians squeeze through a hole in a border fence near Akcakale on June 14. Source: The Atlantic

Battle flared between ISIS and Syrian Kurdish fighters near Tal Abyad, Syria this past weekend. Thousands of civilian refugees then fled to the Turkish border fence–only to be pushed back by both ISIS and Turkish soldiers on the other side with warning shots and water cannons. On Sunday, a flood of refugees returned to the border. This time, they broke through. Thousands of Syrians poured into Turkey and escaped the fighting, which ended with Kurdish forces taking Tal Abyad. Many Syrians have since crossed back into Tal Abyad, at the moment free from ISIS rule. Experience the struggle and the (at least momentary) triumph at The Atlantic.

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Syrian refugees plead for water at the Turkish border near Tal Abyad on June 13. Source: The Atlantic

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