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Russian Photographer Unearths Ghost Slum

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Photography, RuNet Echo

A photo-blogger based in the city of Voronezh, located in central Russia not far from the Ukranian border, has taken a series of striking photographs [1] [ru] (including an animated panorama) of a small, forgotten “slum” hiding in the center of an otherwise modern and populous urban area. The “slum”, which turns out to be mainly abandoned buildings, looks like a set for a WWII movie — ironic in a city that was rebuilt after heavy destruction during the war.