Photo essay from a resident of Donetsk.
Judging by the number and content of comments left by readers of my blog topics about the USSR, many of them would love to return to this country. Don’t know why, but all these comrades dream to go order, Wake up to the sound of the battle horn from the radio and always want to have the opportunity to write a denunciation of neighbors. And so came comrade Stalin and shot everyone who disagrees with them.
And you know, today I will give them that opportunity. At my request, one of the residents of the city of Donetsk (which is now under the authority of the self-proclaimed “DNR”) walked around downtown and took some stunning photos. In fact, it is the Soviet Union today, if the Union existed — it would look that way. Poverty, warlordism, the distribution of rations, the state monopoly, agitation, powerless people, and again poverty.
So, walk on the occupied Donetsk, who is back in the USSR.
Then I’ll stop talking and give the floor to the resident of Donetsk, who at my request took these photos and commented on them perfectly.
All photos were taken 20 August 2017, in the heart of the city. On the map of Donetsk marked a place for walks, trash the city’s outskirts today (with them and everything is clear).
Shopping center “Golden Ring”. Love him very much to take a picture at night in the lights for slow shutter speeds — turns it seems to be nice. In fact, this dilapidated building, no wash walls, not caring much, just pass the shopping area. Lombard. It is the CENTER of the CITY. The store has changed many owners, but in the end won the actual — Lombard…
Nearby you can see an abundance of thrift and sinks and confiscated — their now, in my opinion, almost the same as just clothing stores, and all tout the slogan “all the clothes from Europe”, although we were so against this “nuclear attack”.
Moving away from the “Golden Ring” about 50 meters — here you can see another shopping center, it is not time to run up to the war, but now it’s just a platform for placing ads.
Shopping center “green Plaza”. Often there are the pictures “as we do here.”, but on the other hand, there is a window. Except Windows is just downright dirty and dilapidated facade, before the war, everything shone.
The so-called “Day of liberation of Donbass”, He was on 6 September. Last year, Yes. No changes without the need for billboards, because in every season you can find inscriptions like “happy holiday, dear women”, “victory day” and “all in the primaries!” (primaries was in October 2016). Advertising on these billboards is too expensive for the business, and months hanging here are “pozdravlyalki”.
And here is the business, is in the style of “Hello, nineties” — cheap Lipari, lousy printing, stupid slogans. Design? Advertisers? Why? Ableplanet behind the University building.
We are now on Central Artema street, no cars nor last, neither this pics, because there’s very little left.
Congratulations on 11 may. The paper is cracked, no one thought more beautiful to disguise the former is. And allopenna the building of musical school. No, let’s be honest, the University and the music school always looked very so-so, though, and are on our most Central street of Artem, just do not La-La that before the war, that’s nothing for the people has not been done, and now we can fix it. Bullshit.
Made in the DPR) Products of the first necessity. And inexpensive.
The Bank we only have CRH. Boorish attitude of the staff, the horse’s interest for the service, but if not my pension 2 months — it takes away from the account. ATMs are scarce in the days of pensions have a queue of old ladies. Monopoly is a terrible thing.
Pushkin Boulevard. Also this photo shows the site where fotkayut its former splendor, impaled with “the Nazis”, and then give her the “beauty of the NPT.” Just lawn have not watered and it has dried, but before it was green and fluffy. A small thing, but shows where everything goes. In past years, it seems more watered now clamped money.
Shops on the main street of Artem. They sort of work, but now closed. To trade on Sunday at 4 PM in the main street of a large city? No, it is not profitable.
But the building of the railway just divinely beautiful, svezhepokrashena, the eye is pleased. Only railway in Donetsk is almost gone, and use it mostly to Ukraine to haul coal.
The photo is visually unimportant, but with an interesting story. The building, which houses the railway is the administration of our “Great Helmsman”. Prospect next to him blocked, are gunners (not tired to remind, it is the CENTER, you walk down the main street, and then the gunners, acetabula?) To remove machine gunners decided not to take a picture of the girls — it was clearly a dress rehearsal for the day of the miner (by the way, another hypocrisy, as with the railway. Mine are closed EN masse, but the miner’s day to celebrate of the maximum scale).
After the photograph of the gunner caught up with me and asked “and you come here take a picture? let the phone, documents, searches of personal belongings. Said he asked to take a picture, I mumbled that’s just from the outskirts of the city came to admire the beauty of the center. To appeal to the civil rights and common sense even in a head has not come.
Further journey was marred by serious thoughts about their own lack of rights and paranoia that the security service is watching me.
Abandoned building on Komsomolsky Prospekt:
The second main street of the city, the University, runs parallel to the street Artem. Empty. From advertising you can see that our Bank has learned to make transfers from card to card and proud of it! And your Bank can do that, huh?
Are you still not aware of the holiday when our mobile operator learned to handle the exchange of texts. 2G Internet was a breakthrough! 3G? No, what we’ll run from then 4G. When? Well, che you are boring, ever.
In the LC, which is your Bank and your mobile operator. But there is not yet invented plastic cards and mobile Internet, unfortunately. Therefore, if a pensioner moves from LC to the DNR, then he is deprived of pensions (transfer from Bank to Bank is impossible, no card, you can get only in person, after 2 months, as mentioned, charge of the burn, only to wander an elderly person and remains).
Still visible the type of pennants with the pigeons. Hung them for the upcoming miner’s day, but the part was already podobralas — because made of XS which, like polyethylene. But the budget for the decoration of the town mastered.
Shop “Books” did not survive. Why you need a book, if you can draw a heart and color as the flag of Russia?
It is unclear why written in English, we’re “against the bourgeoisie”, but it is better not to think about such things. By the way, don’t know, Eminem trap, it is even more important to the upcoming freedom of Donetsk.
Danielowski Bank branch on the street.
The room next to the Bank. On the window, washed the plane, the window dried up dead trees. Will no longer fly. These hastily thrown plants outside the window are depressing me — probably because I often saw them alive, standing in line at the Bank, at number approximately 254 in the queue when issued itself a disability pension.
But every house we have a FLAG. Some — often shabby and battered, but we are patriots! Because every April for all offices go to the representative of the city administration and give orders to hang the flag. If you don’t hang out — what happens then? Maybe a fine? Noooo. The words transmitted on the idea that if does not hang — it will be bad. Excellent, clear and perfectly legitimate formulation, yaschetayu.
Last year, when it came up, the price of synthetic crap flag without the pole was 800 rubles. The shaft is also pricey, but instead he offered the handle of a shovel at a more humane price.
Sori for the finger in the frame 🙁
In my opinion, the only facility that is being built in the city. Before there was the hostel, they even like someone lived, now they demolished the walls and all the trim to give the apartment some disadvantaged residents of the devastated areas. Good, build quickly. Just not clear why — the city pile is built, but not commissioned apartment buildings, they would be certainly better for families than a hostel (it is unclear how they decided the question, for example, the only kitchen on the floor).
But for this case, and often densely come the reporters and inspectors, on all sorts of BMWs and Lexus, and here is the painting hung, nya.
And finally, already 3 kilometers from the center, like an office building DMZ. It somehow never mastered before the war, although it was fully built and decorated inside. It’s not clear why. But it was guarded, it stood and shone. And then BAM — and ended the influence of the master, or maybe something else happened. Very quickly pilfered Windows, interior trim, Popper grills, which were able to pull out.
View of the building is deteriorating, mainly at night. At night, mere mortals don’t walk on the street, because a curfew, and on the street wielded only our brave “little green men” — our defenders, hope and support.
Here’s the story turned out from the inhabitant of Donetsk.
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