New East Digital Archive

The mighty have fallen: elegiac elegance amongst the rubble of Soviet military power

Eric Lusito uses photography as both an aesthetic and an archaeological tool, revealing the unravelling of Soviet military power across the former Soviet Union. Lusito travelled from East Germany to Mongolia, visiting abandoned military bases charting how “the symbols of the all-powerful Soviet Empire, once seemingly inviolable, illuminate and inform our understanding of the power and influence the military held”.

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31 July 2014