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Atomtown

Photo & text: Artemiy ZhdanovMy grandparents live here. I was coming to them for summer vacations until I was 14. After that it was necessary to get a pass and my parents hadsome difficulties with it, so I ...

Knyazhpogost

A city near the railroad Text and photos: Ilya Pilipenko Translation: Datura Metel It’s early morning. Near the bus station building a few people are smoking sulkily, inspecting at the newcomers. A couple m...

«Take the first car, Motherland!»

The archive of AvtoVAZ. When we were working in Tolyatti, we got a scanned archive of AvtoVAZ. It was even not quite archive, just a large number of photos without captions and chronology. A plant under constr...

Division by Night

Cities of Pikalyovo and Sokol at night. Text: Ilya Pilipenko Photo: Evgeniy Vanichev Translation: Katya Risu Darkness evens out everything. All detail disappears leaving only a glimpse of its existence. All...

Asbest The Best

Text: residents of Asbest. Photo: Aleksandr Solo, Ekaterina Tolkacheva, Translated by DM. E very city has something special, that you can remember with warmth, something that makes it native and loved...

The Old Ironworks

Nowadays the metallurgical plant in Nizhny Tagil in the Urals is a museum of history of ferrous metallurgy. Photo: Alexander Solo This old ironworks in Nizhny Tagil is called "Old Demidov's plant". It was...

Porogi

The oldest functioning hydroelectric plant in Russia. Text and photos by: Ekaterina Tolkacheva Translated by: DM An everpresent rush of water from the dam outside accompanied by a steady drone from the g...

Zlatoust Fashion

Ural monotown and thirst for the fine. Text and photo: Ekaterina Tolkacheva. These photos represent the clothing collection of designer Semyon Dedyaev, citizen of Zlatoust, small Ural town. Semyon Dedya...

The Longest Street

Hudaiberdin street and the surroundings. Text and photo: Anton Akimov When I was entering Sterlitamak, I expected to see the regression, desolation and negligence of the post-Soviet reality. But I was wrong...

Reason to Be Proud

Victory Day in the town of Sokol . Text and photo:  Ilya Pilipenko Red, blue and white flags on lampposts look like huge leaves. Signs "Congratulations, dear sokolchane" written by hand on the white canvas,...