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Russia: Old vs. New

1-9: A short photo essay comparing "new" and "old" Russia (or, perhaps more accurately, my perceptions of what new and old Russia are.

1. An ad for Loreal eyeliner adjacent to St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square.

2. A store display on Tverskya Avenue, one of Moscow's premier thoroughfares.

3. A sign announcing an impending Marilyn Manson concert directly outside St. Petersburg's Museum of State Political History.

4. Two cars: some sort of Soviet-era clunker and a Bentley. Moscow.

5. An old bus and another gigantic cosmetic billboard. Moscow, behind the GUM complex.

6. Moscow's Borovitskaya Metro Station flanked by multinational corporations' signs.

7. A bicycle -- one of the very few I saw -- parked at an entrance to The Church of the Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg.

8. A limousine parked in front an intersting old building near The Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

9. A store display in Moscow's GUM mixing modern and older imagery.
Loreal vs. St. Basil's
Loreal vs. St. Basil's
Commemorative plaque vs Tverskaya store front
Commemorative plaque vs Tverskaya store front
Museum of State Political History (left) vs. Marilyn Manson
Museum of State Political History (left) vs. Marilyn Manson
Soviet-era car vs. Rolls Royce
Soviet-era car vs. Rolls Royce
Advertisement vs. Bus
Advertisement vs. Bus
Borovitskaya Metro Station vs. Samsung and Elle
Borovitskaya Metro Station vs. Samsung and Elle
Bicycle vs. Church of the Spilled Blood
Bicycle vs. Church of the Spilled Blood
Limo vs. St. Petersburg building
Limo vs. St. Petersburg building
Window display inside GUM
Window display inside GUM