Tag: soviet union

Guy Creates His Own Soviet Car Brand and Still Drives it Today

It wasn’t easy to buy a car in the Soviet Union, or even the other countries of the Soviet block. You had to sign up on a decade-long waiting list and then start saving what was then a huge sum of money: a new Zaphorozhets cost the equivalent of about 30 times the average monthly salary. And when your car finally...

Photographer Documents Soviet Bus Stops and is Accused of Spying

Some really cool (weird?) bus stops and an interesting story.

Photographer Documents Soviet Bus Stops and is Accused of Spying

Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig has spent twelve years photographing bus stops in the former republics of the USSR. It all started in 2002, when he challenged himself to take one good picture every hour on a long distance bike ride from London to St. St. Petersburg; 30,000km and 13 countries later, Herwig published “Soviet Bus Stops.” But the project was not without...
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