Voices From Russia, Too

Sunday, 2 December 2012

2 December 2012. Our Great Russian Motherland. The Kurile Islands… as Photographed by Vadim Gippenreiter

00 Vadim Gippenreiter. Kurile Islands. undated. 02.12.12


Dawn over the Kuriles, as captured by Soviet photographer Vadim Gippenreiter.


Saturday, 1 December 2012

1 December 2012. Our Great Russian Motherland. Broad is My Motherland… Russia as Seen by Vadim Gippenreiter

00 Vadim Gippenreiter. Broad is My Motherland. undated


One of the albums issued by the great Soviet photographer Vadim Gippenreiter simply had the title, Broad is My Motherland. A better description of Russia hasn’t been penned (do ignore Churchill’s ignorant and drunken bon mot, “A riddle wrapped up in an enigma”… that’s condescending and utterly false at base).



Friday, 30 November 2012

30 November 2012. The Road Goes Ever Onward… Photography by Vadim Gippenreiter

00 Vadim Gippenreiter. Russian Roads. undated


Here’s a photo that gives one an idea of the vastness of Russia… another great image from the famous Soviet-era photographer Vadim Gippenreiter.


Thursday, 29 November 2012

29 November 2012. Our Great Russian Motherland… Tolbachik Volcano in Kamchatka. Photography by Vadim Gippenreiter


Here’s another view of the eruption of Tolbachik volcano as taken by the great Soviet-era photographer Vadim Gippenreiter. I’d NEVER get this close to an active spouting volcano… NEVER. There’s not enough money in the world to tempt me. This guy had STONES…


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