Sometimes doing the opposite is the best way to succeed. Together with Converse, we talked with six townspeople who think and look unconventional. A street artist, videographer, director, clothing designer, director of a modeling agency and the creator of a media project talk about how often they have to deal with misunderstanding, what inspires them every day, and whether it is possible to build your own image, starting with shoes.
Category: People in the city
Svetlana Polyakova, director of public relations, McDonald's in Russia for 27 years at McDonald's, Vladimir Popov, chief designer of NPO Rodina, 58 years at the Rodina research and production association. After the tenth grade, I tried to enter the Moscow Aviation Institute, but never passed: the competition was 15 people in place.
Since July 1, 2016 the size of the federal minimum wage has increased by 20.9% and amounted to 7,500 rubles. In Moscow, the minimum wage is higher - it is set by a tripartite agreement between the Moscow Government and the union of trade unions and employers. To date, the minimum wage in Moscow is 17,300 rubles.
14 parties are fighting for passage to the State Duma, each of which campaigns in its own way (and some do not at all). In the middle of summer, the first campaign cubes began to appear in crowded places, on the streets and at the entrances to the metro. They were first involved in the mayoral campaign of Alexei Navalny in 2013.
Moscow and collective farms disappeared from the map in the 90s, but not all. After the accession of New Moscow, the Moskovsky agro-industrial complex appeared in the city, where vegetables, seedlings and greens have been grown since Soviet times, which are now sold in almost every supermarket in the capital. Life around spoke with his current and former employees and found out how he lives in Moscow.
The phrases "Where have you been? - He drank beer ...", "And you pour and go away", "Who goes after Klinsky?" remember everyone who at least occasionally turned on the TV in the 2000s. Modern advertising slogans are not so memorable, but some still become memes. The latest example is an advertisement for spicy burgers “Look don't get aggravated!”, Which, due to public outcry, went to the Federal Antimonopoly Service for verification.
Working specialties are gradually losing their marginal status. If six years ago only 10% of graduates went to technical schools and colleges, and 80% stormed universities, this year, according to Superjob, 23% of students will go to secondary education and 48% will go to higher education. In addition, some holders of university degrees will subsequently be retrained as carpenters, realizing that working with their hands can bring more pleasure and money.
Preparation for the New Year is entering its final phase: multi-billion-dollar decorations have long been installed on the streets, noisy corporate parties have died down, gifts have been bought or bought in the bustle of shopping centers at the last moment. Someone has already passed passport control and flew off on vacation, while someone makes a list of products for the New Year's table and runs to the Christmas tree bazaar at a discount.
In 2016, Russian courts examined 960 thousand criminal cases against a million people, 765 thousand were found guilty. Now people are judged. If the punishment is conditional, then the criminal record will be repaid after the trial period. In relation to those who received a real term, a criminal record is considered to be canceled several years after serving the sentence.
By law, everyone has the right to go to college as many times as he sees fit, but you can get a free education only once. Until the student receives a diploma, his right to free higher education is considered unfulfilled. So, he can do it again and again until he graduates or refuses this venture.
Studentship is a party, a little study and a wind in my head. But not for everyone. Many try to spend these years to good use and not only complete the semester “excellently”, but also defend the shift in order to earn extra money for dreams. Irkutsk students told Life around how they manage to combine work and study, and how hard they got their first salary.
Life around St. Petersburg recently talked about the compact life of Petersburgers who live in studio apartments.We recorded monologues of people from the Moscow region who live in their own or rented apartments ranging in size from 21 to 26 square meters. They told us why they chose such a small home and how they adapted to crowding.
It is difficult to radically change the sphere of activity without significant changes in life. In most cases, a second higher education will be paid, studies will have to be combined with work, and finding a new place without experience will be much more difficult than moving along a well-trodden career path. Four Muscovites told Life around how they spent many years, many millions of rubles and many hours in conversations with relatives to get a second profession and a new life.
"My effectiveness is an inner sensation." Leaving the office and working anywhere is the desire of many workers. Instead of the same office, you can work alternating between different coworking, cafes and coffee houses, a house and the most different points of the world. And if some people go to coworking for a "sense of family", others do not like them for it.
Glory and daughter Sonya We, as they say, together endured and gave birth to a child together. I attended the birth, even held the legs of my wife, that is, I actually took birth with the midwife. This was one of the few cases when I heard my wife swear. When my daughter was born, I was still studying, and at two universities, I was 22 years old.
Millions of Ukrainian citizens live in Russia. They work, communicate, marry and are born regardless of revolutions and changes of citizenship. But recent events have greatly complicated their lives. Someone cannot get permission to work in a country where he has lived for more than a dozen years. Who is afraid that he will not be able to return to his homeland.
On April 26, Contour loft opened on KIM Avenue, 6, for which part of the team of the former Quarter split in two. While it is still pretty empty, but in the near future, curators plan to populate all four floors of the building of the former Signal plant. The first two are given for cafes, bars and creative workshops, the second - for apartments and rooms.
In St. Petersburg, they continue to build a stadium for the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup. Against the background of general dissatisfaction of the townspeople and mass reproaches in the media, Life around met those who work on the project every day and asked them how the information background affects them and why the townspeople really need Zenit Arena.
After Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, Mariupol was the focus of attention - on May 9, during the anti-terrorist operation in the city, serious clashes between security forces and local militias took place. Soon, the National Guard retreated - as the authorities explained, due to "widespread support of the terrorists by the local population." A day later, a referendum was held in Mariupol and other cities of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, at which, according to the statement of its organizers, the majority of citizens voted to create an independent Donetsk Republic.
On March 18, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine published recommendations for those entering Russia. In a statement, the Ministry advised taking into account that in some cases border guards upon entering Russia require documentary evidence of the purpose of the trip. And on March 19, the NSDC Secretary Andrei Parubiy expressed his initiative to introduce a visa regime with the Russian Federation, although subsequently the government headed by Yatsenyuk did not support it.
The motives for moving from St. Petersburg to Moscow do not raise any questions: people are attracted by the crazy rhythm of the metropolis, high salaries and the search for a better fate. Much more surprised are people migrating in the opposite direction. Life around talked with thirteen former Muscovites about what made them become Petersburgers and how they got used to the new city.