Documentary project about Russian emigrants who left after February 24, 2022, when Russia attacked Ukraine. The project explores the problem of self-identification as well as themes of responsibility and pressure.

Emigrussian

During the nine months of the war in Ukraine, as many as 900,000 people emigrated from Russia. They were people of different professions — IT specialists, photographers, musicians and engineers. Most of them fled to avoid being mobilized and going to a war they did not support. For others, it was an opportunity to escape persecution because of their political stance or their involvement in the queer community.

Zhanna opened a vegan cafe in Tbilisi. She may have adapted better than anyone else in her new country, but she also wants to return home more than anyone else.
Zhanna opened a vegan cafe in Tbilisi. She may have adapted better than anyone else in her new country, but she also wants to return home more than anyone else.
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Dima made a performance in which he tried to represent the experience of crossing a border.
Dima made a performance in which he tried to represent the experience of crossing a border.
Dasha and Yulia are roommates in an emigrant coliving house in Tbilisi.
Dasha and Yulia are roommates in an emigrant coliving house in Tbilisi.
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Legions is a composer, interdisciplinary artist, openly queer non-binary trans.
Legions is a composer, interdisciplinary artist, openly queer non-binary trans.
Natalia is in Georgia temporarily. She is waiting for visa approval to reunite with her family, who had previously emigrated to the United States.
Natalia is in Georgia temporarily. She is waiting for visa approval to reunite with her family, who had previously emigrated to the United States.
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Kirill, sound designer. I took the most expensive things to emigration - a guitar and a scarf of favorite football team.
Kirill, sound designer. I took the most expensive things to emigration - a guitar and a scarf of favorite football team.
Daria, illustrator and tattoo artist. She emigrated to Georgia with her boyfriend, who was drafted to go to war. She got a job in a garment factory.
Daria, illustrator and tattoo artist. She emigrated to Georgia with her boyfriend, who was drafted to go to war. She got a job in a garment factory.
Sasha, a documentary photographer. He came to Georgia via Armenia, but a month later flew to Kazakhstan, where his family would come.
Sasha, a documentary photographer. He came to Georgia via Armenia, but a month later flew to Kazakhstan, where his family would come.
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Nikita, a front-end developer, is temporarily in Tbilisi, but is considering leaving for the US, where his employer is based.
Nikita, a front-end developer, is temporarily in Tbilisi, but is considering leaving for the US, where his employer is based.
Sasha, video and photo colorist. Her parents emigrated to Hungary in 2014. Sasha has no relatives left in Russia.
Sasha, video and photo colorist. Her parents emigrated to Hungary in 2014. Sasha has no relatives left in Russia.
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Alex, artist and author of children's tales. He gave up building his own house in the village because of the threat of being drafted into the war.
Alex, artist and author of children's tales. He gave up building his own house in the village because of the threat of being drafted into the war.
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Max, paraglider trainer. In the rush to avoid being mobilized, he crossed the border on a bicycle.
Max, paraglider trainer. In the rush to avoid being mobilized, he crossed the border on a bicycle.
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Olya is a writer, podcaster, and performance artist.
Olya is a writer, podcaster, and performance artist.
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Sasha, a photographer and professional foosball player. She hopes to create a professional community of players in Georgia.
Sasha, a photographer and professional foosball player. She hopes to create a professional community of players in Georgia.
Nikita, massage therapist. After emigrating to Georgia, he immediately resumed his practice. His clients are wealthy Russian immigrants, as well as Armenians.
Nikita, massage therapist. After emigrating to Georgia, he immediately resumed his practice. His clients are wealthy Russian immigrants, as well as Armenians.
Alyona and Ilya are going to Italy, but they have been living in Tbilisi for half a year now, preparing documents to work in a new country.
Alyona and Ilya are going to Italy, but they have been living in Tbilisi for half a year now, preparing documents to work in a new country.
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Anna is a journalist, photographer, retoucher. As an autistic person, she shares on her blog what it means to emigrate as a neurodivergent.
Anna is a journalist, photographer, retoucher. As an autistic person, she shares on her blog what it means to emigrate as a neurodivergent.
Max, a model and openly gay, emigrated from Russia to Georgia after receiving death threats.
Max, a model and openly gay, emigrated from Russia to Georgia after receiving death threats.
Misha is a blogger, writing political texts and making videos for Tik-Tok.
Misha is a blogger, writing political texts and making videos for Tik-Tok.
Emigrussian. Egor Borie
Gena, photographer. Works twice a week as a bartender at a local bar in Tbilisi.
Gena, photographer. Works twice a week as a bartender at a local bar in Tbilisi.