Like a time capsule, Siberia preserved the old Soviet flavor in many ways, while taking the post Soviet policies slowly into the lifestyle. The infrastructure to support the gas transportation, stands like a futuristic ruin.
Russian eco-activists in Novosibirsk protest against plans by the Russian government to move 22.000 tonnes of nuclear waste from central Russia to the Krasnoyarsk region in Siberia. Novosibirsk, Russia. 29th January 2012
28-29 September 2012 Novosibirsk Region (Western Siberia) celebrates its 75th anniversary. The "Kartina Mira", film-making company, went to a rural vilage near Kazakhstan border to capture daily life of simple inhabitants of the region.
Russian billionaire and presidental candidate meets with voters to promote his presidental campaign. 46-year old Prokhorov is the only politican newcomer to challenge Putin in presidental race. Novosibirsk, Russia. 27th January 2012
Eid Ul Adha, a Muslim holiday traditionally featuring the live sacrifice of an animal, is celebrated as a day of peace, eternity, unity, and friendship in a community in the small Kazakh enclave in Siberia. Karasart aul, Russia. 16th November 2010
Daily life in Siberia reflects both its reform and a strong nostalgia for the former Soviet times. How politics will preserve the identity of the nation and economic demands for modernization, only the forthcoming elections will answer.