Creative Studio Future History

We believe history matters. History defines the way we live and think. Historical knowledge gives us the power to improve our world today. That’s why we’re bringing historical storytelling into the modern age through new narrative formats. We change the future by bringing the past closer to the present.

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Project 1917

Project 1917 is a documentary produced in a new format: a social network for the most prominent people of Russia’s 1917 revolution.

Project 1917 is a documentary produced in a new format: a social network for the most prominent people of Russia’s 1917 revolution.

The Russian History Map

An innovative, interactive game focusing on Russia’s eventual 20th century history from the foundation of the Soviet Union to its collapse.

An innovative, interactive game focusing on Russia’s eventual 20th century history from the foundation of the Soviet Union to its collapse.

The Troubled Birth of Russian Democracy: A Virtual Museum

This virtual museum presents a guided tour of the the Soviet Union’s turn towards democracy during 1989-1991 in multimedia format.

This virtual museum presents a guided tour of the the Soviet Union’s turn towards democracy during 1989-1991 in multimedia format.

1968. DIGITAL

A unique series about an exceptional year

A unique series about an exceptional year

Historical Animated Series

In each episode, everyday stories of regular citizens emerge from the past.

In each episode, everyday stories of regular citizens emerge from the past.

Offline events
Project 1917 launch at the Tretyakov gallery featuring an original theatre performance dedicated to the year 1917
Discussion “The forgotten First Republic” at the Metropol hotel in Moscow, hosted by Project 1917 and moderated by Mikhail Zygar
Exhibition “Someone 1917” in Tretyakov gallery
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Partnership with the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center at their exhibition “Freedom for All? The History of One People in the Years of Revolution”
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Public talks at the Moscow State University of International Relations, Skolkovo Moscow School of Management, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Cambridge University
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Mikhail Zygar’s “Empire must die” book event at the residence of the Australian ambassador in Moscow.
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Project 1917 launch at the Tretyakov gallery featuring an original theatre performance dedicated to the year 1917
Discussion “The forgotten First Republic” at the Metropol hotel in Moscow, hosted by Project 1917 and moderated by Mikhail Zygar
Exhibition “Someone 1917” in Tretyakov gallery
Learn more
Partnership with the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center at their exhibition “Freedom for All? The History of One People in the Years of Revolution”
Learn more
Public talks at the Moscow State University of International Relations, Skolkovo Moscow School of Management, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Cambridge University
Mikhail Zygar’s “Empire must die” book event at the residence of the Australian ambassador in Moscow.
Learn more
Contacts
If you have an awesome joint project in mind, reach out directly to Mikhail or Karen. If you found a mistake, report it to our editors. If you want to become our partner and friend, Vera will make things happen.
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Partners:

Yandex Publishing, Sberbank, The Zimin Foundation, VKontakte, Marina Tsvetaeva House Museum, The Tretyakov Gallery, The State Archive of Russian Federation, The Russian State Archive of Literature and Arts, Gogol Center, Multimedia Art Museum, Kommersant, State Historical Museum, Kuckovo Pole Publishing House, DLA Piper, Authenticlub, The Esenin Museum of Moscow, Zakharov Publishing House, Russian State Library, Film archive net-film

  • Yandex Publishing
  • Sberbank
  • The Zimin Foundation
  • VKontakte
  • Marina Tsvetaeva House Museum
  • The Tretyakov Gallery
  • The State Archive of Russian Federation
  • The Russian State Archive of Literature and Arts
  • Gogol Center
  • Multimedia Art Museum
  • Kommersant
  • State Historical Museum
  • Kuckovo Pole Publishing House
  • DLA Piper
  • Authenticlub
  • The Esenin Museum of Moscow
  • Zakharov Publishing House
  • Russian State Library
  • Film archive net-film
Team
Mikhail Zygar
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Journalist and writer
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Karen Shainian
Founder & CEO
Journalist
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Olga Terekhova
Art Director
Darya Ivanova
Executive Producer
Andrey Borzenko
Senior Editor
Ilya Venyavkin
Senior Editor
Mikhail Degtyarev
Screenwriter and Editor
Anastasia Vikhrova
Product Director
Anastasia Indrikova
Director of Photography for 1968.DIGITAL
Nataly Vasilieva
Director of Photography
Yuriy Saprykin-junior
Online Editor
Vera Makarenko
Executive Project Manager
Alexandra Konstantinova
Head of Partnerships, Europe
Olga Nasalskaya
Head of Partnerships, USA
Marketing Manager
Pavel Krasovitskiy
Researcher
Anna Luganskaya
Researcher
Daulet Zhanaidarov
Researcher
Irina Ivanova
Head of Finance
Nadezhda Ershova
Webdesigner
Maxim Zudilkin
Webdesigner
Maxim Sergeev
Webdesigner
Nikita Treptsov
Design Consultant
Anna Bocharova
Video Production Manager
Ilya Trusov
Video Editor & Motion Graphics Designer
Julia Zakrevskaya
Video Editor
Natalia Molchanova
Copywriter
Rashel Zemlinskaya
Director of Photography for Project 1917
Olga Avstreyh
Product Director for Project 1917
Aleksey Volkov
Product Director for Democracy Museum
Alyona Tokoreva
Webdesigner for Project 1917