Bliss and Glory

More Russians have fallen into official penury as the country’s economic troubles cause the largest increase in poverty of President Vladimir Putin’s 15-year rule. As Russian economic growth stalled, the number of Russians below the poverty line increased by 600,000 people to reach 16.1 million. The increase was the largest annual rise since 2000, and left 11.2 percent of the population in official poverty, according to Rosstat.

Despite of a deep crises, the social elites enjoy life in the luxury and glory. The photographs were taken during the Moscow Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week 2016.