The “Russian Banksy” is dead

posted on April 3rd 2013 in Drawing & Illustration & Inspiration with 1 Comments

Known as Pasha 183, he was only 28 years old. Let’s look at some of his amazing Moscow street art.

Activist Roman Dobrokhotov published in his Twitter this fact on the night of April 2, referring to fellow artists, but no details about his death have been reported yet.

Pasha 183 was known for his graffiti and installations performed mainly on the streets of Moscow. His real name is not know by the general public, but some friends of him said he was called Pasha Andropov. But he is world-famous by the nickname of “Russian Bansky”, due to several British media comparing him with street artist Banksy, who, like Pasha, liked to be discreet and hiding under a pseudonym.

In an interview for AdMe, published in May 2012, the artist said that he does not like being compared to Banksy, since before he had the nickname “Russian Banksy”, he spent 14 years forming his style and comparing him with the English artist hurts.

Pasha 183 work can be viewed on his personal website , and in the blog of the artist in Live Journal.


One of Pasha’s more famous works: oversized glasses with one arm made from a lamppost, the rest drawn in snow.

Instigators of Brides.

A rioter with a flare on an overpass.
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Spaghetti made from plastic industrial tubing, with a huge fork. Via: guardian.co.uk.



At a Moscow bus stop.5enhanced-buzz-wide-7757-1364932660-14

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Girl hanging Christmas balls on barbed wire.8enhanced-buzz-7823-1364932705-4


Riot police.

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Armed surveillance camera of the future?
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Pasha 183.



Image credits: All photos via adme.ru, except where indicated.

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  • Maryanne

    commented on December 30, 2014 at 09:42

    Great info. Lucky me I ran across your blog by accident (stumbleupon).
    I have book-marked it for later!


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