How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

• How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

All the photos in this series have been made for one year during his travels in the former Soviet republics. The pictures can be seen as a latter-day states are trying to define their national identity after the collapse of the communist empire. The territory of contrasts, where the lack of wealth and poverty, and, and. Rapid urban renewal, against which stands out even more deprivation neighborhoods, gilded images of the new dictators in the interiors of faded power.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Ayni, Tajikistan.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Sumgait, Azerbaijan.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Tomsk, Russia.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Sillamae, Estonia.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Tiraspol, the Transnistrian republic.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Trans-Siberian Railway, Russia.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

In the landfill in Baku, Azerbaijan.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Vladivostok, Russia.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Andizhan, Uzbekistan

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Riga, Latvia.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Gyumri, Armenia.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Yevpatoria, Ukraine.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Astana, Kazakhstan.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Vilnius, Lithuania.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Murghab, Tajikistan.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Vladivostok, Russia.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Zhlobin, Belarus.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Dzhambul, Kazakhstan.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Brest, Belarus.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Beshbarmak, Azerbaijan.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Vladivostok, Russia.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Lake Toktogul, Kyrgyztan.

How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR How is life in the 15 republics of the former USSR

Yerevan, Armenia.