Moscou

Moscow, Russia

Sandunovskie Baths are one of the oldest and most prestigious bathhouses in Moscow. Due to a rather high entry price, only rich Moscow people can afford to enjoy them. April 2011. Les Bains Sandounovskie sont un des banyas les plus anciens et les plus prestigieux de Moscou. En raison d’un prix d’entrée un peu élevé, seuls les riches Moscovites…

Moscou

Moscow, Russia

In the former Soviet Union, May 1st was International Workers’ Day and was celebrated with huge parades in cities like Moscow. Though the celebrations are low-key nowadays, some people still gather on that day to protest grievances the workers have. May 2011. Dans l’ancienne Union Soviétique, le 1er Mai était la Fête Internationale des Travailleurs…

Moscow

Moscow, Russia

Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior is known in the western world because of the Pussy Riots. In February 2012, five members of the group staged a performance against Putin in the cathedral and were arrested. The original church was destroyed in 1931 during the Stalin era. The church was reconstructed in the 1990s on…

Moscow, Russia

When I saw this girl on the Red Square, there is one thing that came to my mind: a song by French crooner Gilbert Becaud, called Nathalie. The song is about visiting Moscow with a Russian guide, drinking hot chocolate with her in Café Pushkin and the Red Square being empty. April 2011. Quand j’ai…