“Young Russia” shows the youth in contemporary Post-Soviet Russia, which grew up after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is a long term project Rafał Milach started in 2004.
“For most of these people, USSR was a very early childhood. They are used to open borders and western pop culture flooding their homeland. For 2 years, I have been exploring the daily life of young people all over the country with the special focus on Siberia. I tried to cover as many situations as possible. I registered correction camps for juveniles, cadet’s schools, exclusive nightclubs and many ordinary daily scenes. During my Russian trip I’ve seen many positive things. I’ve also experienced situations showing that the transformation chaos is still very strong with little hope for change. I live in the country that belonged to former Soviet block and experienced the transition over a dozen years ago. That’s why I decided to observe young Russians in this transformation time.” - Rafał Milach
RUSSIA / Buryatia / Ivolga / Maidari Khural Buddhist fest (left) RUSSIA / Tatarstan / Kazan / Night Club (right) © Rafał Milach
RUSSIA / Tatarstan / Kazan / Correction camp for juvenile criminals © Rafał Milach
RUSSIA / Urals / Yekaterinburg / Flat in Komsomolsky outskirt district (left) RUSSIA / Moscow / Soviet housing blocks (right) © Rafał Milach
RUSSIA / Siberia / Krasnoyarsk Kray / Achinsk / Sportsmen’s statue (left) RUSSIA / Republic of Bashkiria / Karabash / Lenin’s monument in old labor district (right) © Rafał Milach
RUSSIA / Moscow / Hotel room with wall radio (left) RUSSIA / Siberia / Novosibirsk Street, Novosibirsk (right) © Rafał Milach@1 year ago
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