Tracing the Soviet Symbols of Utopia

Travelling thousands of kilometres in search for the former symbols of USSR’s technological progress, Russian photographer Danila Tkachenko created a series of images that speak about human impulse towards utopia and people’s striving for perfection.

Tkachenko’s photographs bear witness of what remains after the progress has ground to a halt. Realized in 2013-2015, the project ‘Restricted Areas‘ shows the places that, once a symbol of Soviet power and future, have lost their significance over the years as the idea of utopia became obsolete.

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