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