17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Soviet-Bloc Woman

This ex-soviet town is haunted by communism. Running water is regimented by the government. Walks to school involve passing a crumbling mosaic of Stalin and Lenin. Here a woman somberly looks down at children playing in the dirt, zany colors of a dreary past built around her.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Chiatura, Georgia
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Krishna Sharma