Soviet Ghosts: The Soviet Union Abandoned: A Communist Empire in Decay

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Descriptions : Only the most intrepid urban explorers cross the tattered ruins of the old iron curtain to endure the excessive bureaucracy military paranoia and freezing winds of the East to hunt for the ghosts of an empire br Rebecca Litchfield is one who couldnt resist the haunting allure of the ruins of the Soviet Union Time and again she risked radiation exposure experienced arrest and interrogation and was accused of espionage while collecting the stunning photography in Soviet Ghosts Join her on an adventure through the ruins of soviet bloc never before seen by western eyes br The emotional affect of this poetic collection will keep you coming back for while a series of expert articles offer in depth analysis of the historical context Contemplate the uncanny and disturbing emotional power of the imagery Discover the story of the rise and fall of the USSR the empire whose ghost continues to haunt Europe even today br br Features br A breathtaking collection of images from Pripyat Chernobyl br Stunning imagery of a vast ruined Bulgarian communist monument br A road trip through the ruined abandonment in East Germany Ukraine Bulgaria Hungary Czech Republic Slovakia Latvia Estonia Lithuania Croatia and Russia featuring decaying hospitals military barracksrisons spy stations and sports halls and br Photographer Rebecca Litchfield captures many abandoned locations which were either part of the Soviet Union or occupied satellite states during this period of history including forgotten towns factoriesrisons schools monuments hospitals theatres military complexes asylums death camps across the former communist states These photographs deliver a compelling narrative of both moral bankruptcy and flawed ideology Featuring stunning imagery throughout this compelling road trip through the old USSR breathes new life into these forgotten places finding both beauty and meaning in their post apocalyptic decay Extended essays by Tristi Brownett Neill Cockwill and Professor Owen Evans offer considerable contextual depth to the locations imbuing them with a wealth of connection and wonder By virtue of its holistic approach the book also explores how and why these once thriving communities became abandoned whether by natural disaster man made catastrophe or simply through the march of time










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