Whiteout / Dina Litovsky

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Whiteout series from New York based- Ukrainian photographer Dina Litovsky.

Street Theography / Kostya Smolyaninov

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From the project Street Theography, created during 2006-2013 in different cities of Ukraine, Poland and Russia, by photographer and curator Kostya Smolyaninov.

LOVE LOVE LOVE Pussy Riot

Members of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot performing against the rule of Vladimir Putin in front of the iconostasis of the Christ the Saviour Cathedral. The song says “Mother of God, Blessed Virgin, drive out Putin!”

The president reacted with his (NOT) well-known subtlety and gentle manners  towards pro-democratic actions by imprisoning two young mothers that allegedly are members of the group, dishonouring both democracy and  the international women’s day.

WWT sends a solidarity message to Pussy Riot, the women currently detained and FEMEN (Ukrainian feminist activists that got also detained while protesting for Russian elections). Go get them girls!!

Read the news on Pussy Riots here, and on FEMEN here.

Read previous posts of WWT on the inventive demonstration of  FEMEN here ,on Russian colective Chto Delat’s lesson of disconsent here, on fair election protests here , or insert VOINA on WWT’s search to see the activists group’s bold  and beautiful projects.

Strahlende Orte

Graffiti from Pripyat, Ukraine, a ghost town near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Following photos are from the project “Strahlende Orte” by Sergey Abramchuk and Vitali Shkliarou- two witnesses of the tragic nuclear disaster. Graffities from Konstantin Danilov, Denis Averyanov, Ivan Malakhov, Tobias Starke and Kim Köster, Artists from Moskow, Minsk and Berlin.

TNX ISA:)   found  here

CCCP

The Georgian Ministry of Highway Construction (Tbilisi, Georgia, 1975)

90 buildings in 14 former-USSR republics build from 1970 until 1990  are photographed by Frédéric Chaubin in his book ‘CCCP, Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed’ (insisting ‘unintentionally-naively ’ as most west Europeans to read Cyrillic S same  as Latin C, Я as R, И as N, etc).  Nevertheless, the buildings’ forms reveal amazing inventiveness and plurality.

Druzhba Holiday Centre (Yalta, Ukraine, built 1984)


The Ukrainian Institute of Scientific and Technological Research and Development (Kiev, Ukraine, 1971)

The Palace of Ceremonies (Tbilisi, Georgia, 1985)

The House of Soviets in Kaliningrad, Russia. Begun in 1974, its construction was never completed because of its structural flaws and the collapse of the USSR

The Central Research and Design Institute for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics (St Petersburg, Russia, 1987)

The architecture faculty at Minsk polytechnic, with a succession of overhanging lecture theatres (Minsk, Belarus, 1983)

Via the Guardian