People having fun with holi colored powder on one of the summer festival  "   FSP "  in Minsk

People having fun with holi colored powder on one of the summer festival "FSP" in Minsk

 People swim and play in the water the town's outdoor swimming pool. Leisure area located in the very center of Minsk, and along with shashlyk, sun loungers and mineral-rich water, allows to enjoy the atmosphere of classic Soviet sanatorium for a day. Minsk, Belarus, 2013

People swim and play in the water the town's outdoor swimming pool. Leisure area located in the very center of Minsk, and along with shashlyk, sun loungers and mineral-rich water, allows to enjoy the atmosphere of classic Soviet sanatorium for a day.
Minsk, Belarus, 2013

 This composite image of eight photographs shows the progression of a total solar eclipse at Makanda village (Illinois) on Monday, August 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe.   The village of  Makanda (Illinois) got two minutes and 40 seconds of darkness during the total solar eclipse - more than anywhere else in the United States.  

This composite image of eight photographs shows the progression of a total solar eclipse at Makanda village (Illinois) on Monday, August 21, 2017. A total solar eclipse swept across a narrow portion of the contiguous United States from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. A partial solar eclipse was visible across the entire North American continent along with parts of South America, Africa, and Europe.  
The village of  Makanda (Illinois) got two minutes and 40 seconds of darkness during the total solar eclipse - more than anywhere else in the United States.  

 People surround a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, which was toppled by protesters, during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 8, 2013. One of the anti-government protester beats the statue of Vladimir Lenin with a sledgehammer. Ukrainian protesters angry over their government's decision to seek closer economic ties with Russia instead of with the European Union toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev.

People surround a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin, which was toppled by protesters, during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, December 8, 2013. One of the anti-government protester beats the statue of Vladimir Lenin with a sledgehammer. Ukrainian protesters angry over their government's decision to seek closer economic ties with Russia instead of with the European Union toppled a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev.

 Unprecedented for Minsk smog, formed due to weather conditions - surface inversion and smoke from mass fires of foliage. The photo was taken from the AN-2 plane at an altitude about 1200 meters. In the frame - National Library of Belarus. Minsk, Belarus, 2014

Unprecedented for Minsk smog, formed due to weather conditions - surface inversion and smoke from mass fires of foliage. The photo was taken from the AN-2 plane at an altitude about 1200 meters. In the frame - National Library of Belarus.
Minsk, Belarus, 2014

 Minsk, Belarus 2007

Minsk, Belarus
2007

 Petro Poroshenko (President of Ukraine) ahead and Alexander Lukashenko next to Vladimir Putin (Russian president) on stairs on the way to hall of negotiations of the Norman four. "Normandy format" is a diplomatic group of high-ranking representatives of four countries (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France) to resolve the situation in eastern Ukraine. Belarus . 2015  full article is   HERE

Petro Poroshenko (President of Ukraine) ahead and Alexander Lukashenko next to Vladimir Putin (Russian president) on stairs on the way to hall of negotiations of the Norman four. "Normandy format" is a diplomatic group of high-ranking representatives of four countries (Germany, Russia, Ukraine and France) to resolve the situation in eastern Ukraine. Belarus . 2015

full article is HERE

 Prisoners of Metropolitan Correction Center in downtown Chicago (MCC) doing morning yoga classes on the prison rooftop (~29 floor).   The MMC seems to break away from all the past typological rules of prison. Not like the prisons in the mid-eighteens century which were built on the edge of the city, this prison is built in a crowd area in downtown, it's a concrete skyscraper in a right triangular shape with narrow and long slit windows. MCC Chicago was designed by architect Harry Weese and constracted in 1975. Weese chose the maximum five inch width for the seven-foot-high barless windows. Following an escape in 1985 bars were introduced. In 2012 two convicted bank robbers managed to create a hole and rappel 17 stories to their escape on tied bed sheets.

Prisoners of Metropolitan Correction Center in downtown Chicago (MCC) doing morning yoga classes on the prison rooftop (~29 floor).


The MMC seems to break away from all the past typological rules of prison. Not like the prisons in the mid-eighteens century which were built on the edge of the city, this prison is built in a crowd area in downtown, it's a concrete skyscraper in a right triangular shape with narrow and long slit windows. MCC Chicago was designed by architect Harry Weese and constracted in 1975. Weese chose the maximum five inch width for the seven-foot-high barless windows. Following an escape in 1985 bars were introduced. In 2012 two convicted bank robbers managed to create a hole and rappel 17 stories to their escape on tied bed sheets.

 Chicago Marathon 2016

Chicago Marathon 2016

  street scene Saint-Petersburg, Russia, autumn 2009

street scene
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, autumn 2009

 Top-level athletes from across the world compete during the annual Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove. The mood at the 113th Norge Ski Jump International Winter Tournament was especially festive as members celebrated the success of three Olympians who trained at the facility. Norge Ski Club ski jumpers Mike Glasder, Kevin Bickner and Casey Larson all qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. January 28, 2018 - Fox River Grove, Illinois, United States: (Victor Hilitski / Polaris) January 28, 2018 - Fox River Grove, Illinois, United States: 

Top-level athletes from across the world compete during the annual Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove. The mood at the 113th Norge Ski Jump International Winter Tournament was especially festive as members celebrated the success of three Olympians who trained at the facility. Norge Ski Club ski jumpers Mike Glasder, Kevin Bickner and Casey Larson all qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. January 28, 2018 - Fox River Grove, Illinois, United States: (Victor Hilitski / Polaris) January 28, 2018 - Fox River Grove, Illinois, United States: 

 Chicago Lowrider Festival began as a small gathering of 40-plus cars enthusiasts in 2011. Today's event has grown to over 200 cars and attended by thousands. It took place in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The festival is a celebration of Chicago’s lowrider culture and community, featuring an awesome display of lowrider cars and bikes tricked out by Chicago’s finest clubs and shops, as well as vintage cars and trucks from the 40s and 50s . Attendees can check out the lowriders from inside and out or see them in action as they show off their impressive hydraulic systems and hop off the ground.

Chicago Lowrider Festival began as a small gathering of 40-plus cars enthusiasts in 2011. Today's event has grown to over 200 cars and attended by thousands. It took place in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. The festival is a celebration of Chicago’s lowrider culture and community, featuring an awesome display of lowrider cars and bikes tricked out by Chicago’s finest clubs and shops, as well as vintage cars and trucks from the 40s and 50s . Attendees can check out the lowriders from inside and out or see them in action as they show off their impressive hydraulic systems and hop off the ground.

 Belarusian elite special forces perform training of terrorists detention. Belarus, 2014

Belarusian elite special forces perform training of terrorists detention. Belarus, 2014

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 The very last photo of me and my grandfather together, photo which closing my   book "The last visit"   and part of   big project   and personal   exhibition.      ... Following tradition, we sat down for a rest before my departure. I decided to take a photograph and put the camera on self-timer, capturing a moment shared with my grandfather. The next time I saw his face was only after these photos were developed — a month after his death. In retrospect, it was when we said our final farewell.  view full project   HERE

The very last photo of me and my grandfather together, photo which closing my book "The last visit" and part of big project and personal exhibition.  

... Following tradition, we sat down for a rest before my departure. I decided to take a photograph and put the camera on self-timer, capturing a moment shared with my grandfather. The next time I saw his face was only after these photos were developed — a month after his death. In retrospect, it was when we said our final farewell.

view full project HERE

 Portrait of an Ukrainian riot police man which was blocking pro-European Union activists gathered on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.  The policemen, wearing helmets and holding shields, formed a chain across Kiev’s main street outside the city building. Organizers called on protesters to vacate the city hall and the other building which the opposition had used as its headquarters.  

Portrait of an Ukrainian riot police man which was blocking pro-European Union activists gathered on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.  The policemen, wearing helmets and holding shields, formed a chain across Kiev’s main street outside the city building. Organizers called on protesters to vacate the city hall and the other building which the opposition had used as its headquarters.  

 Top-level athletes from across the world compete during the annual Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove. The mood at the 113th Norge Ski Jump International Winter Tournament was especially festive as members celebrated the success of three Olympians who trained at the facility. Norge Ski Club ski jumpers Mike Glasder, Kevin Bickner and Casey Larson all qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. January 28, 2018 - Fox River Grove, Illinois, United States: (Victor Hilitski / Polaris) 

Top-level athletes from across the world compete during the annual Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove. The mood at the 113th Norge Ski Jump International Winter Tournament was especially festive as members celebrated the success of three Olympians who trained at the facility. Norge Ski Club ski jumpers Mike Glasder, Kevin Bickner and Casey Larson all qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. January 28, 2018 - Fox River Grove, Illinois, United States: (Victor Hilitski / Polaris) 

 a flock of crows feeding on trash, flies over a person working in a landfill. Periodically warming himself with cigarettes,he works here on town dump, almost a full day and in the best moments earning up to 300 thousand rubles a day ( about $ 30). insk, Belarus 2011

a flock of crows feeding on trash, flies over a person working in a landfill. Periodically warming himself with cigarettes,he works here on town dump, almost a full day and in the best moments earning up to 300 thousand rubles a day ( about $ 30).
insk, Belarus 2011

 street portrait  San Diego, California

street portrait
San Diego, California

 cargo ship near spanish coast 2012

cargo ship near spanish coast
2012

  Minsk, Belarus   2009

Minsk, Belarus
2009

 Big article with my pictures from Chicago Prade Parade 2017   HERE

Big article with my pictures from Chicago Prade Parade 2017 HERE

 People climb up to the top of a pedestal after a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin was toppled by protesters during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, on Dec. 8, 2013

People climb up to the top of a pedestal after a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin was toppled by protesters during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, on Dec. 8, 2013

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 Mother taking picture of her husband and daughter in front of the Palace of Republic, the biggest building of the "new architecture" in the very center of Minsk 2009

Mother taking picture of her husband and daughter in front of the Palace of Republic, the biggest building of the "new architecture" in the very center of Minsk
2009

 street scene Saint-Petersburg, Russia, autumn 2009

street scene
Saint-Petersburg, Russia, autumn 2009

 Top-level athletes from across the world compete during the annual Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove. The mood at the 113th Norge Ski Jump International Winter Tournament was especially festive as members celebrated the success of three Olympians who trained at the facility. Norge Ski Club ski jumpers Mike Glasder, Kevin Bickner and Casey Larson all qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. January 28, 2018 - Fox River Grove, Illinois, United States: (Victor Hilitski / Polaris) 

Top-level athletes from across the world compete during the annual Norge Winter Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove. The mood at the 113th Norge Ski Jump International Winter Tournament was especially festive as members celebrated the success of three Olympians who trained at the facility. Norge Ski Club ski jumpers Mike Glasder, Kevin Bickner and Casey Larson all qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. January 28, 2018 - Fox River Grove, Illinois, United States: (Victor Hilitski / Polaris) 

 Portrait of an Ukrainian riot police man which was blocking pro-European Union activists gathered on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.  The policemen, wearing helmets and holding shields, formed a chain across Kiev’s main street outside the city building. Organizers called on protesters to vacate the city hall and the other building which the opposition had used as its headquarters.  

Portrait of an Ukrainian riot police man which was blocking pro-European Union activists gathered on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.  The policemen, wearing helmets and holding shields, formed a chain across Kiev’s main street outside the city building. Organizers called on protesters to vacate the city hall and the other building which the opposition had used as its headquarters.