Gritty Postcards From the Russian Hinterland

Dmitry Markov’s photographs depict a Russia you won’t see sightseeing in Moscow or St. Petersburg. In his gritty images, all taken with an iPhone, Markov documents ordinary life in small towns far removed from the grandeur of the country’s buzzing...

Central Asia’s Wild Soviet Architecture

When the Soviet Union broke up in the early 1990s, most of the newly independent republics that emerged from the wreckage wanted little to do with their old colonial master. But as the decades passed, nostalgia for the USSR took root in some of these former Soviet...