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The Black Lives Matter BLM protests have not swept across Russia the way they have elsewhere, but people of colour living there have told the BBC about the casual discrimination they experience on a daily basis. There are estimated to be tens of thousands of people of colour living in Russia - including Russian-born people with mixed heritage and people from African and Caribbean countries who are working or studying in Russia. Recently a video of a taxi driver refusing to take a black man in his cab made waves on the internet in Russia. The person left standing on the kerb was year-old Roy Ibonga, a Congolese man studying economics at Bryansk State University.

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The event that was so special to her and her new husband, Michael, was to the rest of the world a common place event - which is cause for celebration since, until recently, East-West love relations were fraught with trauma. In Stalin's time, Russians who dared to love "the enemy" risked being seat to labour camps. After the second World War, there was a famous case of a group of Russian brides, who had fallen in love with British sailors from the Arctic supply convoys, and took refuge from the KGB in the British embassy. The British government was embarrassed by the situation and the embassy persuaded the women to go. One by one they left their haven, only to be arrested by the secret police. Only one woman who refused to leave was eventually reunited with her husband.


New exhibition examines legacy of Soviet Cold War scheme offering Africans free study — and the children they left behind. The Calvert Journal reports. However, today Russia struggles with a reputation for racism: from the abuse of black footballers to violent policing that in recent years has sparked street protests from African students in St Petersburg. What they do have in common is the experience of prejudice and confusion shown towards them by much of the Russian public. The photographer hopes her project will go some way making visible the generation of black Russians that have grown up calling the country home.
This is how year-old Maria Magdalena Tunkara introduces herself in her Instagram account before proceeding to bust the most wide-spread and entrenched racist and sexist beliefs in Russia. That I am a child of the Olympic Games [in Moscow] or the Youth and Students Festival […] That my father lives on a palm tree […] That I have pubic hair on my head […] That interracial relations are not normal and mixed-race children have health problems […] That I am thinner because children in Africa are starving. Born to a Russian mother and a Malian father in St Petersburg, the engineering student has braved online abuse to discuss topics deemed sensitive or controversial in Russia — from sexuality to hate crimes and discrimination to sexism, ethnic hair and positive body image. She sees her blog as a platform not just to discuss racism and feminism in Russia but also to help herself overcome the trauma of racist abuse she suffered as a child. She also wants to help others, especially people of colour and parents of mixed-race children who worry about bullying.