Vadim Taran and photographer Evgeny Pavlov
Meanwhile it is pre-season time and half of all European snowboarders are riding at the glaciers and the other half are trippin through the countries with premiere tours of their new films. But not so many people know that in Northern Finland - Ruka resort undertook an experiment with snow saving during the summer and now the slope is already open! So a new generation of Russian mafia, with the young leader Vadim Taran and the photographer Evgeny Pavlov, made a trip to scope the prestine nature of Scandinavia and to do some business in Finland.
The business partners spent 6 days in Ruka. During this period they alredy broke balalaika, danced with northern deers, (as we don’t find any bears at this region), drank 60 beers, 10 bottles of mintu, Jagermeister, vine and everything that burns and at least a bit looks like vodka. They didn't forget about snowboarding during the spare time and took some footage of lost and remembered memories. So here is the classical vintage squatting squad in tracksuits edit from our deligation. Check it, share it, like it or hate it, we don’t care, because now the season is officially open.
Featuring: Vadim Taran, Evgeny Pavlov, Iina Niskanen.
photo - ponchikz|photoz
Vadim Taran just arrived to Ruka and after a long 12 hours drive from Saint-P (Russia), he's finally relaxed and started doing his regular business - control the apartment, eating sunflower seeds on the rooftop, drink some brews and happily sitting in a classic pose of squatting tracksuit guy.
Vadim Taran broke his snowboard and one binding gets totally off the board, but nothing can stop a truly Russian gangster, so he's still having fun and gets some tricks in.
When a board goes to shit, sometimes you have to improvise on a just've stolen board.
Here is the Finnish girl Iina, whose cash Vadim deprived.
Evgeny and Vadim just having a really good time in Ruka, so here is his happy face near the lift and one shot of Evgeny's happy face with seatbelt over a polejam/stick, shot by Vadim. Shoot and pass!
Ruka's nature is picturesque even on unfaithful days when it was foggy and even a bit rainy, but, "we had luck and there came the first snow, so the slopes started to look like a small glacier with snow from the top with a fresh layer but without much on the bottom".