In the summer of , American college students were thronging in California. That very summer, many Russian teenagers were coming together in a similarly hedonistic fashion. Demographically they were in charge—over fifty percent of Russians were younger than 27 at the time. But more importantly they represented separation from trauma. Petersburg party saying. Later we see young men and women performing their patriotic duty as summer laborers building houses in a rural corner of the country. The article goes on to posit the deference these youngsters hold toward Soviet leadership as tempered by their own ambitions. And for the editorial team at Life , emphasizing how Americanized the Soviets were becoming would have fit perfectly into the upbeat narrative that, when faced with the evil austerity of Communism, a younger, more educated generation will always rise to reset the balance. Sign in.
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One of the strongest states in Europe a millennium ago, Ukraine has had a devastating century, including two forced famines, first under Lenin, in and , and then under Stalin, a decade later. In , Russia annexed Crimea and fomented war in eastern Ukraine, leading to nearly fifty per cent inflation the following year and to more than ten thousand civilian casualties and the internal displacement of some one and a half million people. In their long conflict with Russia, Ukrainians have not been submissive: they burned their own fields and livestock to resist Soviet rule; raised two revolutions, in the pursuit of democracy, after the collapse of the U. The Israeli photographer Michal Chelbin has made images of Ukrainian teen-agers at two different locations during two distinct periods: first, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, in , and then in and around Kyiv, in Each time, her subjects were on the precipice of adulthood, attending their high-school graduation, an event that includes a prom. Unlike teens in the U. The young women wear ball gowns or more casual short skirts. From the photos, we cannot tell whether the teens are Ukrainian- or Russian-speaking. One of the results of the war with Russia has been a stronger civic identity.
We invite authors and experts to explore new trends and discover new names in Russian photography. The Young photography began in and during its existence has opened more than names in a new generation of Russian photography. Young photography is an online platform for exploring images in the digital environment through the project EverydayImages and other formats. Irina Yulieva Saint-Petersburg Project: Russian youth 60 percent of Russian population resides in small towns, urban settlements and villages. The Communist….
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