While you and your best friend grew up and got jobs, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, originally from Russia and Ukraine respectively, validated every 10-year old boy's dream of being a pirate, cowboy or other professional rabblerouser. They've crossed construction zones and bypassed security systems in Dubai, Istanbul, Paris and other cool places, videotaping their adventures and setting them to music. As in this four-minute jam:
The friends have managed to foster a strong relationship despite their home countries being at war, or ceasefire, or something? What's going on there now? I forget.
The point is Makhorov and Raskalov have turned their disregard for private property into sponsorships from companies such as Vans and The North Face. It must be working out pretty well, because you need expensive equipment to take world-class photos.
And if these young, caucasian males can set aside their differences to make money doing super cool shit, then maybe there's hope for the rest of the world.
According to information journalized from Facebook, Raskalov is 20 years old, was raised in Kyiv, Ukraine and studied at Moscow State University. He lives in Paris, is single and is interested in women.
His favorite quote is "People are divided into ordinary and extraordinary, unusual everything is permitted. [TRANSLATED BY GOOGLE]"
Mahorov is a little harder to journalize. All I could get from his Facebook is that he lives in Novosibirsk, Russia and studied at СибАГС.
Neither Raskalov nor Mahorov responded to a request for an interview. However, to be fair, I emailed them between writing the headline and writing the body of this article. Maybe they'll get back to me later, but I won't be able to update this page until late tomorrow. Because I have to go do my real job. Because Renegade Press don't pay their interns for shit.