STEPMOTHER!? - The First Vans Russia Team Video

Mother Russia is a popular Russian saying that Russian like to use when they refer to their own country. Russia is a very diverse and multicultural country that is home to Russians as well as 150 other nationalities. We have various climate areas and 11 different time zones. Russia for us is like the second mother or STEPMOTHER. 

The project was filmed along the Volga River on locations of Nizhny Novgorod and Cheboksary cities. The Volga River is not only one of the main visuals of Russia and the longest river in Europe, but it's also a meeting zone where Europe meets Asia and West meets East. As for snowboarding rivers erode landscapes and create downhills and spots to shred. Such a big river as the Volga creates great spots to shred. 

Led by Nikita Sekh the Vans Russia Snow Program riders got united under the checkerboard flag to work on the first-ever national Vans snowboarding video. Nizhny Novgorod and Cheboksary turned out to be pure hidden reserves of all kinds of street snowboarding spots from rail gardens to downtown freerides. The only extra thing that was needed was snow, and luckily for the snowboard world, Russian winters never disappoint with this resource. 

Anton Borodachev 
Artur Kurgak 
Dimi Shubin 
Egor Chebanov 
Roman Romanov 
Vadim Taran 

Directed By : Nikita Sekh 
Edited By : Dmitriy Yeremenko, Nikita Sekh 

Filmed By : Alexandr Dorinov
Photo: Evgeniy ”Ponchik” Pavlov 

Additional Filming: Dmitriy Sidorov 
Visual Design By : Dimi Shubin