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    Natasha Padabed, Booking Agent & Festival Curator, Neukölln

    June 9, 2017

    Natasha Padabed was born in Smolensk, Russia although her family moved to Mogilev in Belarus which was where she grew up. It was in Minsk that she started to organize concerts for bands, many of which were from Russia and dominating the St. Petersburg scene at the time. In early 2000 Padabed attended SKIF, an annual international festival focused on modern music and other forms of contemporary art in Russia. At the festival she acquainted herself with the organizers who…

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  • photography

    Ira Thiessen, Photographer, Neukölln

    Introducing Ira Thiessen. Ira is an incredibly talented photographer who recently graduated from the renowned Berlin photography school, Ostkreuzschule. Thiessen’s work is making appearances across many of the major newspapers at the moment, from…

    May 30, 2016
  • design

    Niina Pechkovskaya, Illustrator, Neukölln

    This is Niina. Yes, Niina with double “i”. Niina was born in Saint Petersburg and when she was only two years old, she moved to Tallinn, Estonia. “The word ‘nina’ in Estonian means ‘nose’,”…

    November 1, 2015
  • music

    Christian Duwe, Student and Musician, Neukölln

    This is Christian. Christian is half German and half Russian. His dad met his mother while studying in Kiev. They fell in love, married and luckily for us he brought her back to Germany.…

    August 31, 2014
  • bars

    Artem Hein, Owner of Vater Bar, Neukölln

    So Ladies, this is Artem. Artem is Russian-German and came from Russia to Germany when he was only 9 years old. To Berlin he moved five years ago. “There is no one Berlin”, he…

    July 20, 2014