Ages of moscow

This June, I did a photo story for Swiss magazine WOZ. I was assigned to show Moscow locations that exist on the intersection of ages, I mostly focused on places with conflict between Soviet and modern times but looked broader into the city I love that is one of the most historically chaosed places on the planet. 

'Ship-house', a legendary half-a-kilometer-long brutalist apartment building that was used to accomodate scientists working on nuclear energy programs, is now completely changed and somewhat damaged by capitalism.

'Ship-house', a legendary half-a-kilometer-long brutalist apartment building that was used to accomodate scientists working on nuclear energy programs, is now completely changed and somewhat damaged by capitalism.

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Moscow hosts relics of St.Nicholas this summer, which have left Bari for the first time in 930 years. The line is 9-hour-long and it leads to the Christ the Savior Cathedral. Opposing it, across the river, life goes as usual.

Old caroussel horse looks out of a junk store in Moscow

Old caroussel horses look out of an under-the-bridge junk store in Moscow.

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Muzeon is an art park in Moscow city center, that hosts dozens of Soviet monuments toppled during the unrest of 1991, including those of Lenin, Stalin and Dzerzhinsky.

Moscow youth walk on an embankment between two districts: Stalin-built area surrounding Kutuzovsky prospect and modern City district. Babushkas on a sightseeing tour do the same across the river.

Burger King's promoter is seen dressed as a burger in front of the main entrance to the Soviet amusement park Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)

Muscovites use subway wi-fi network on their smartphones to surf web at Kievskaya station that is decorated with Soviet mosaics.

Three generations of Muscovites wait for a tram.

Mother is walking with her toddler in the Soviet amusement park Exhibitions of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)

Mother is walking with her toddler in the Soviet amusement park Exhibitions of Achievements of National Economy (VDNKh)

Artists are playing chess as they hide from the rain at vernissage next to Tretyakov gallery in Moscow

Artists are playing chess as they hide from the rain at vernissage next to Tretyakov gallery in Moscow

Muscovites are walking in front of the Soviet-era Worker and Kolkhoz Woman monument, expo of Russian army's anti-aircraft self-propelled systems (including one called "Buk" of the same system that supposedly downed Malaysian Boeing over Donbass) and the monorail that was built in 2004

Teenage skaters ride in front of Lenin's monument using it as a ramp on Oktiabrskaya square in Moscow