the tackiest bathroom on earth
Sukhumi, Abkhazia, 2007. Former restaurant at the Black Sea coast in the centre of Sukhumi, capitol of Abkhazia. The restaurant was destroyed during the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict in 1992-1993.
Beslan, North Ossetia, Russia, 2011. The school hostage crisis in Beslan (North Ossetia) in 2004 caused 334 deaths, including 186 children. An unwashed shirt smeared with blood has been kept as a last physical memory to one of the children.
Angarsk, Russia,2007. Masha dances at the weekend disco in the cultural centre of Cement Town, a suburb of Angarsk.
Angarsk, Russia, 2008. Employee preparing fish in the cement factory’s canteen.
Chelyabinsk, Russia,2003. Elfrem and Sveta near a lake in Chelyabinsk, close to the Kurchatov monument, a place where alternative people gather in Chelyabinsk.
Kuabchara, Abkhazia, 2009. Brothers Zashrikwa (17) and Edrese (14) pose proudly with a Kalashnikov on the sofa in their aunt and uncle’s house. They live in a remote mountainous region on the border between Abkhazia and Georgia.
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