Photographer Travels Across Russia and Captures Forgotten Artefacts Of The Post-Soviet Era – Design You Trust

Photographer Travels Across Russia and Captures Forgotten Artefacts Of The Post-Soviet Era

Photographer Lana Sator travels across Russia in search of abandoned places. Her Instagram dedicated to industrial tourism and Soviet architecture have already attracted an impressive audience.

For Westerners trying to peer in, Russia seems impossibly secretive. But to Russians themselves, their cities are sprinkled with places deemed inaccessible to the general public. Places where rockets are built and spent nuclear reactors are stored, derelict bunkers and bomb shelters— a million eerie vestiges of a bygone Soviet era. And these are the places that urban explorer Lana Sator inevitably finds herself drawn to.

Lana lives in Moscow, and she’s been infiltrating some of Russia’s most secretive abandoned sites and buildings for more than 10 years. This act of “urban exploration”—commonly referred to as”urbex”—is highly illegal in Russia, insofar as it involves entering private property without permission. But for Lana, it’s a hobby and a way of peeking behind the curtain and lifting the lid on the country’s unique and enigmatic history.

More: Instagram h/t: vice

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Vintage Photos From Between The 1940s And 1970s Show How Glamorous Flying Used To Be!
Photographer Took A Pictures Of People On Drugs To Show How They Affect Their Brains
2013 National Geographic Photo Contest, Part 1: "Places", Weeks 1-3
Mother And Daughter: Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher Together In Pictures
Breathtaking Aerial Shots Of Barcelona, Revealing The City's Symmetry
German Artist Turns Google Earth Pictures Into Amazing Photographs
The Winners Of Hasselblad Masters 2021 Photo Competition
Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 Shortlist
Catzillas: Giant Cats In Urban Landscapes
Under the Surface: Mysterious and Magical Underwater Photography by Lexi Laine
LEGO Painting Arts: Artist Recreates Classic Masterpieces In Everyones Favourite Bricks
Phil Fisk: Everyday People
Amazing Snapshots Capture Street Life in New York City From the Mid-1930s to the End of the 1940s
New York Through the Eyes of a Road Bicycle
"Autumn At The Lake": These Stunning Photos Will Remind You Of Wonderland
Amazing Vintage Photos Of Black Women From Washington, D.C.'s Scurlock Studio
Obama's Photographer Trails 'House of Cards' President Frank Underwood
The Best Of The Best Surfing Photos For The 2020 Nikon Surf Photography Awards
Stunning Finalists Photos Of London Street Photography Festival
This is What Photographers Look Like When You Take Away the Camera
Incredible Colorized Photos Show What Life of the U.S. Looked Like in the 1930s and ’40s
“Lens Between Us” Project
"To The Moon And Back": Breathtaking Manipulated Photos By Robert Jahns
"Detached, in Harmony": Artist Taking Conceptual Photography to New Heights