Photographs from the Eyewitness series
A 14th century Gergeti church in the village of Stepantsminda, close to Russian-Georgian border.
Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty
A photo of an old cossacks barracks. These buildings were quite magnificent at time they were built.
After the Russian Revolution the building was used first by the Soviet army and then the Russian army up until 2003.
Now it’s going to be demolished and residential houses are planned to be built in its place.
Russian Photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these amazing photographs using real live animals.
Though capturing these images was very dangerous, two professional animal trainers were on site at all times.
Next stop, Siberia!
The strange and beautiful world of Siberian bus stops.
Behind the iron curtain, the roadside was where architects could really let rip … photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000 km by bus, bike, car and cab to snap bus stops that show the former Soviet empire’s taste for the future.
All photographs by Christopher Herwig
This February for the first time ever the double decker train cars appeared on the “number one” Russian rail road route – Moscow to St. Petersburg.
Here in Moscow double decker trains are a novelty and attract a lot of interest on how they are constructed and how they work.
Thanks to cool Russian photographer Dmitry we have a beautiful winter shot of the carriages.