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Memorial to the Holodomor Victims ( 1932-1933 ) // Kiev // Ukraine
Holodomor (голодомо́р ) , literraly “Extermination by hunger”, was a man-made famine ( under the guidance of Joseph Stalin) which killed an estimated 2.5 to 7.5 million ukrainian between 1932 and 1933.
St Andrew’s Church // Kyiv // Ukraine
Pripyat: Today silence in what was before the Chernobyl’s nuclear disaster a model city of the communist bloc. Cinemas, clinics, schools, housing and all the facilities that a city of more than 50,000 people could count in the 80s are now left to decay under the action of time and weather. However it is enough for the visitors to listen to the click click of his Geiger counter to realize that behind these monolithic gutted buildings , and the strange tranquility of this city that nature slowly engulfs, are always at work colossal forces .
A silent war is at play here, a war that we have probably already lost.
Located barely to 3 km away from the number 4 reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Pripyat is now the capital of a territory dumb to changing laws, an area such as prophesied by the Strugatsky brothers. The hazards of wind and precipitation have left anarchic radioactivity spots, drawing the contours of a strange world where normality rubs death.
Лелека і вуглецю – Tchernobyl fresco // Ukraine
Kiev crematorium // “Park of Memory” // Kiev // Ukraine // 1978 // Architect Abraham Miletskiy
Like a lunar moth flying into the light only to be burned …
Як міль летить до світла тільки щоб згоріти…
From (A)bkhazia to (U)kraine through my lenses
On February 21, 2014, when the ousted Ukraine President Yanukovych’s residence mezhyhirya was finally open to the public none of the visitors were probably ready for the over the top melange of kitsch ,excess and indecencies of the whole estate .
Again, damn it, radio, television, the papers.
The powers that be, as expected, are consummate crooks.
Those back in the days at least had some fear, today’s are no better.
Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry The Ukrainian Institute of Scientific Research and Development // Kiev // Ukraine // 1965 // Architects F. Yuryev, L. Novikov
Monument to the Cheka – the soldiers of the Revolution @ Lybidska Square // Kiev // Ukraine