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Post-Soviet Graffiti

Russian Political Graffiti from the Summer 2009

Post-Soviet Graffiti January 13, 2011 1 Comment on Russian Political Graffiti from the Summer 2009

“Eat the Planet.” 2009. Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo: Alexis Zimberg).

“Freedom to the Anarchist Loskutov. Art is not Extremism!” June 2009. Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo: Alexis Zimberg).

“You are not alone!” 2009. Василиевский Остров, Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo: Alexis Zimberg).

“Citizens! Shelling on this side of the street is the most dangerous!” Невский Проспект. Graffiti put up during WWII Blockade, Photograph taken in 2009. Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo: Alexis Zimberg).

While not directly related to this project, I thought that this government-issued graffiti was a beautiful tribute to those Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg) residents who suffered and fought through the 900-day Nazi blockade with such nobility and courage. The plaque below the graffiti reads: “In memory of the heroism and courage of Leningrad residents. This plaque was inscribed on the 900th day of the city blockade.”

“Invasion.” On a side street from Nevskii Prospect. 2009. Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo: Alexis Zimberg).

“Atoms Are Not Peaceful.” Near Saint Petersburg State University. 2009. Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo: Alexis Zimberg).

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  1. Debbie Fixler July 1, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Amazing and fasinating!!!

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