'Union Shield-2011' exercise finished on September 22, 2011. 'Union Shield-2011' is a joint Russia-Belarus regional group of forces that exists for over 10 years. 'Union Shield-2011' exercise is a part of the strategic-tactical exercises 'Centre - 2011' which takes place on seven training grounds in Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, and Tajikistan,
composed of military units of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. During the exercise, within the bounds of 'Union Shield-2011' exercise, Belarus jointed the participants. Russia-Kazakhstan 'Shigis-2011' and 'Fighting Commonwealth-2011' of the participants of Joint CIS Air Defence System has already finished.
All things preserve the spirit of their age. It's been 20 years since the disintegration of the USSR and life has changed greatly. However, people still keep relicts from that time in their closets and
storerooms. Once you gather them together, a piece of the past will appear. Photos by Alexander Sennikov contain everything: from working life of peasants to a regular life of the Soviet intelligentsia.