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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Everyday items found in situ belonging to the Soviet period. They show how deep was the process of Russification, started from the 50s, especially within the people's daily lives.

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Narva, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Jelena Shestak is a teacher of Estonian language in the Narva High School. Besides the teaching in the school, Jelena gives lectures and private lessons to Russophones who want to take the language proficiency exam required for Estonian citizenship.

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Narva, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

The Estonian-Russian border from the tower of the Narva castle. In the background the Russian twin city of Ivangorod.

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Sillamae, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Overlooking the Baltic Sea, the city of Sillamäe has been an important industrial centre of the former U.S.S.R., producing military hardware and in particular in the uranium processing field. The whole industrial activity was kept under military secret and Sillamäe remained a closed town until the independence of Estonia in 1991: it didn't appear on official maps and its inhabitants weren't able to move outside without a specific authorization.

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Kohtla-Järve, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Borys Tutuka proudly claims his Ukrainian origin. Ukrainian people were transferred to Estonia during the Soviet period and today they are the second biggest Russophone minority of the country, Kohtla-Järve.

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Narva, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Ljubov Zvereva is the head of the most important association in Narva gathering disabled people and war wounded of the Russian community. The association helps them in finding
an occupation and in the everyday life activities, Narva.

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Sillamae, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

The theatre inside the Sillamäe Cultural Centre, one of the brightest and best kept example of the Stalinist architecture of the city.

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Narva, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Alla Matveeva wearing traditional Russian clothes. Alla is the director of Svätogor, one of the slavic cultural centres of Narva, which has the aim of spreading and preserving the Russian traditions in the Ida-Viru county.

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narva
By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Everyday items found in situ belonging to the Soviet period. They show how deep was the process of Russification, started from the 50s, especially within the people's daily lives.

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Narva, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

One of the few cafés in Narva. Its twin city, Ivangorod , lies seamlessly after the border with Russia.

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Narva, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

A grey passport, the one for stateless persons, grants anyway access to Russia and a maximum of 90 days of stay.

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Sillamäe, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Estonia is one of the least religious countries in the world. The second religious group of the country is represented by the Orthodox Church, to which the Russian minority belongs
to. Vladimir Lihhatšov is the Archipriest of Sillamäe.

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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Everyday items found in situ belonging to the Soviet period. They show how deep was the process of Russification, started from the 50s, especially within the people's daily lives.

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Uusküla, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Soldiers of the Estonian Army during military train ing in the forest. Exercises are held quite often in order to keep the Army ready to defend the country from an attack by Russia, Uusküla.

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Narva, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Z oya Nikolaeva has worked in the Kreenholm textile factory of Narva (the biggest one of the city) until the collapse of the U.S.S.R. and the consequent closing down of the business.

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Narva, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

A Russian actor of the Svätogor company before the beginning of a show.

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narva
By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Everyday items found in situ belonging to the Soviet period. They show how deep was the process of Russification, started from the 50s, especially within the people's daily lives.

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Narva-Jõesuu, Estonia, 2016
Narva-Jõesuu
By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

The Estonian-Russian border crosses the Baltic Sea, north of the touristic town of Narva-Jõesuu. The area has long been a popular summer destination, especially during the Soviet period, when it was visited in large numbers by representatives of the Russian intelligentsia and local people.

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Narva, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Albina Pugatsenko inside the meeting room of the Russian cultural organization Nadezda, the biggest in Narva. She is the President of the association.

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narva
By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Everyday items found in situ belonging to the Soviet period. They show how deep was the process of Russification, started from the 50s, especially within the people's daily lives.

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Narva, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

A tomb of a soviet soldier in the Narva cemetery.

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Viivikonna, Estonia, 2016
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By Laura Chiaroni
01 Sep 2016

Inside a house in Viivikonna. Viivikonna is a rural village of Ida-Viru county that boomed, back in the 60s, after the opening of some sorrounding shale mines. A lot of workers first moved there and then quit the village after all the mines have been closed. Today the village is almost abandoned.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Cristiano Burmester
01 Sep 2016

This is a documentary regarding job displacement due to technology advancement, real estate development and socio-cultural transformations.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
By Cristiano Burmester
01 Sep 2016

This is a documentary regarding job displacement due to technology advancement, real estate development and socio-cultural transformations.

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Diveevo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
By Sarah Blesener
05 Aug 2016

Boris Vasilivitch (L) and Gleb Metlin (R, 6) from Stavropol wait for the day to begin a twelve-hour drill in the forests surrounding Diveevo, Russia. 6 August 2016. The drill splits up members of the camp, giving them only a map of the forests and a day to find checkpoints in a competition with other groups. They are using air-soft guns for the practice and competition.

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Diveevo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
By Sarah Blesener
03 Aug 2016

A group of students dance to traditional Cossack music during the evening at "Orthodox Warrior" camp, 4 August 2016, Diveevo, Russia. The participants of the camp train not only in martial arts and tactical training, but unite under their Orthodox faith.

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Diveevo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
By Sarah Blesener
02 Aug 2016

Students from Stavropol rest in their tent before sleeping at camp, 3 August 2016, Diveevo, Russia. "Orthodox Warrior" camp takes place in Diveevo, the center of pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians in Russia. The participants of the camp train not only in martial arts and tactical training, but unite under their Orthodox faith. Various competitions are held throughout the week, including Cossack dagger training and military tactical training.

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Diveevo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
By Sarah Blesener
01 Aug 2016

A group from Stavropol escapes the heat at a lake in Diveevo during an afternoon off. 2 August 2016. "Orthodox Warrior" camp takes place in Diveevo, the center of pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians in Russia. The relics of one of the most revered saints, St. Seraphim, are celebrated on the 1 of August, attracting pilgrims from all across the country. The participants of the camp train not only in martial arts and tactical training, but unite under their Orthodox faith.

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Diveevo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
By Sarah Blesener
01 Aug 2016

Priests arrive to prepare food at the "Orthodox Warrior" which camp takes place in Diveevo, the center of pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians in Russia, 2 August 2016. The relics of one of the most revered saints, St. Seraphim, are celebrated on the 1 of August, attracting pilgrims from all across the country. The participants of the camp train not only in martial arts and tactical training, but unite under their Orthodox faith. Various competitions are held throughout the week, including Cossack dagger training and military tactical training.

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Diveevo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
By Sarah Blesener
31 Jul 2016

Dmitri Tanaga (16) during a drill in the forest with his teamp from Stavropol, 1 August 2016, Diveevo, Russia. The group is practicing for an upcoming "fake war" between groups at "Orthodox Warrior" camp. They are using air-soft guns for the practice and competitions. Various competitions are held throughout the week, including Cossack dagger training and military tactical training.

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Diveevo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
By Sarah Blesener
30 Jul 2016

Igor Fast (14) from Stavropol practices shooting before the start of "Orthodox Warrior" camp. 31 July 2016. They are using air-soft guns for practice and competitions. "Orthodox Warrior" camp takes place in Diveevo, the center of pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians in Russia. The relics of one of the most revered saints, St. Seraphim, are celebrated on the 1 of August, attracting pilgrims from all across the country.

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Diveevo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
By Sarah Blesener
30 Jul 2016

Dmitri (Dima) Antonets (17) escapes the heat during an afternoon off at the lake. 31 July 2016, Diveevo, Russia. He wears a Russian Orthodox cross for safety during his travels from Stavropol to Diveevo. "Orthodox Warrior" camp takes place in Diveevo, the center of pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians in Russia. The participants of the camp train not only in martial arts and tactical training, but unite under their Orthodox faith.

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Diveevo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast
By Sarah Blesener
30 Jul 2016

"Orthodox Warrior" camp takes place in Diveevo, the center of pilgrimate for Orthodox Christians in Russia, 31 July, 2016. The relics of one of the most revered saints, St. Seraphim, is celebrated on the 1 of August, attracting pilgrims from all across the country. The partcipants of the camp train not only in martial arts and tactical training, but unite under their Orthodox faith. Various competitions are held throughout the week, including Cossack dagger training and military tactical training. Attendees come from all across Russia, including regions like Stavropol.

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Borodino, Moscow Oblast
By Sarah Blesener
28 Jul 2016

Yekaterina Levitskaya (16) from Omsk. Военно-Исторический Лагерь Бородино 2016, the Historical-War Camp, in Borodino, Russia. 29 July 2016. The camp is free for all students to attend. Borodino is famous for a battle fought on 7 Sep 1812 - the deadliest day of the Napoleonic Wars. 350 adolescents are in attendance, ranging in ages from 11 to 17, and lasts throughout the summer. Students learn a variety of skills from tactical training in handguns, loading and unloading automatic guns, physical endurance, knife throwing, and others. The project statement of the camp says: "To awaken in the younger generation a keen interest in the history of the Fatherland, the glorious deeds of our ancestors, to facilitate the expansion of military-historical knowledge."