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After the Conflict in Osh

Much of the violent graffiti in Osh was blacked out after June’s ethnic cleansing to protect each area’s residents from further violence. It strikes me as interesting that the word “Kyrgyz” is written in the Kyrgyz language using a cyrillic alphabet, while the word “Zone,” which appears to be written in the same ink and [...]

April 17, 2011 Post-Soviet Graffiti Archives, Graffiti, Kyrgyzstan, Violence 1
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Ethnic Conflict in Osh, Kyrgyzstan

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April 16, 2011 Post-Soviet Graffiti Archives, Graffiti, Kyrgyzstan, Post-Soviet, Violence 1
Russian Political Graffiti from the Summer 2009

Russian Political Graffiti from the Summer 2009

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 [...]

January 13, 2011 Post-Soviet Graffiti Archives, Graffiti, Post-Soviet, Russia, Saint Petersburg 1