Pushchino is one of the few Soviet science cities that have almost completely preserved their external and internal identity in the Russian era. Like decades ago, it is one of the centers of modern science; leading scientists and researchers work in its institutes.
Being in Pushchino, you feel a little out of time. It seems that you find yourself in unexplored fantastic worlds, where everything you do not understand is created for some amazing purpose. The imaginary evidence of the stories of the employees of scientific laboratories fascinates and frightens – it seems as if you are speaking different languages with aliens from another planet.
I remember myself as a teenager. I remember the barrier that arose between me and my parents because of the inability to penetrate into their mysterious and fascinating world. Now, as an adult, I re-experience these feelings in Pushchino: talking to the researchers, walking along the corridors of institutes, just being on the streets of the city.
I take color and black-and-white photographs of modern Pushchino both on the territory of closed scientific enterprises and in an ordinary residential environment. Despite the abundance of modern artifacts, the city and its inhabitants do not look like today’s heroes. Pushchino remains a typical Soviet science city, strangely frozen between two eras.
All images and text © Pavel Borisov
By Pavel Borisov
Edge of Humanity Magazine’s
FREE Projects & Other Services
To Promote Works From Artists,
Photographers, Poets & Writers
PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK, SHORT STORIES & MUSIC Recommendations FREE Platform For Artists NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY In The Mind Of An Artist Open Submissions for Writers & Poets Photo Curator PRESS RELEASE On Edge of Humanity Magazine Photography Articles
Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations.
We are committed to publishing the human condition, the raw diverse global entanglement, with total impartiality.
Support This Small Independent Magazine
Follow Edge of Humanity Magazine
Not on WordPress?
Don’t Forget to add
to your reader or bookmarks