Tag: Alexey Krasniy

Another strong edit from Russia by Dmitry Kononov. You might wonder what “Karelia” could be meaning? Well, say no more:

“Karelia, the geographical area of North-West Russia – or as some call it, the ‘Scandinavia of Russia’ – is on the Finish border and is renowned for its forests, lakes, swamps, rivers and fresh summers. But how good is it for skateboarding?

Vans Russia’s Eugene Nikolaev was born in Karelia and this is where he started skateboarding. His plan to visit his hometown with the team fell perfectly during the moment the pandemic closed all the borders and international traveling became mission impossible. Thanks to decent weather, endless daylight and proper tour guiding, a week-long expedition up north with 20+ people resulted in an unforgettable experience and a solid tour clip.

Rough spots of Petrozavodsk and Kondopoga that had been shaped by Soviet architectural traditions and harsh winters provided a unique terrain for improvisation on skateboards. Vans Russia’s main team mixed with national flow riders and legends helped turn this edit into one for the books. Eugene Nikolaev showed us Karelia and now we want to show it to the rest of the world.”

Alexey Krasniy, Alexey Meleshko, Dima Shatalov, Jenya Nikolaev, Roma Ivanov and Denis Yuzefovich in a film by Dima Kononov.

Gotta love the Vans Europe team for their ability to go for it in any and every situation or spot. We don’t want to spoil the trick but we were really stoked to see Dustin Dollin with a great ender trick in this!

On a side note Pfanner is like a very fine wine isn’t he.

This is the big one from Vans’ European division. So sit down crack a brewski and enjoy!

Russia’s Dura Skateboards touring Belarus featuring: Markel Andronov, Stas Provotorov, Dima Shatalov, Alexey Krasniy & Mitya Neplokhov. A very nice mix of videography by Pasha Kryukov and still photography by Stas Provotorov. Always a pleasure so see these guys doing it! You can find the photo-story in FREE Skateboard Magazine.

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