Spotlight: Moscow (Москва)

Spotlight Since launching, we’ve seen Instagram spread from our headquarters in the Bay Area to every corner of the globe. In this series we’ll highlight top users from countries and cities with thriving Instagram communities.

Moscow is known for its extravagant side. The Russian capital is the most expensive in the world: home to the most billionaires, the costliest cups of coffee and—opening in the next few months—the biggest building in Europe. But Moscow is also experiencing a creative explosion, evident in the growing number of talented Instagrammers from the city.

Want to see Moscow for yourself? We’ve gathered together a group of exceptional Instagrammers who are snapping pictures from the heart of it all. Be sure to follow them:

  • Ilya Mikhaylov, frozen moments from travels with friends — @russian_moscow
  • Roman Palchenkov, media producer with an eye for angles — @palchenkov
  • Julia Panina, snowscapes and cozy indoor scenes — @myatna
  • Katia Mi, art director with crisp, minimalist still lifes — @katia_mi