12 The Main Color Was Grey

The Main Color Was Grey

Posted on April 15, 2012 by team

1990-1995, Russia. 23 shots of a French journalist Jean-Paul Guilloteau taken in different regions of Russia in the years that seem to be the period of mythology now…
The landscape left by the USSR. Atmosphere, streets, faces, colors, clothes and things of that time, when the Soviet Empire vanished so fast but all its material attributes were still around. The alternative future gave only hints: brights signs, lines in the subway, bottled beer that was not a hard-to-get thing anymore…

These photos are so different from what we see everyday in the varicoloured flow of news of the XXI century so it was impossible to miss. 

“Commercial store Express”


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12 Responses to “The Main Color Was Grey”

  1. Sergei says:

    This is just a part of Russia…

    C’mon even France looks like this in some places

  2. 山下智久 says:

    So this situation should cause today who is responsible?

  3. SMERSH says:

    “May you live in interesting times.”

    –Ancient Chinese curse.

  4. (r)evolutionist says:

    It is precisely the “grey” that humanity needs. People working- not playing in Las Vegas and assorted State casinos, visiting gentlemen clubs, praying in gaudy mega-churches, wasting time in malls, watching NASCAR races while children are uneducated and poverty and crime is 2 blocks away from your new domed Pro football stadium. The only color needed is the faded blue of work uniforms.

    • SMERSH says:

      The world you describe sounds very bleak. Tell me, do you wear a button down collared shirt to work, or faded coveralls? I’ll bet I can guess the answer….

      • (r)evolutionist says:

        Faded coveralls (the standard uniform of a machinist, friend). And what about you, blue cholera, or white cholera? (old National Lampoon joke about the 2 classes in Bangladesh); I couldn’t resist…

    • RJFlorida says:

      …and yet the world view you espouse was an 70 year disaster…but that doesn’t matter to you you want to inflict it on the world anyway. It doesn’t matter how many lives get destroyed it only matters that you get to test your “theories” on a helpless population.

  5. Mitch says:

    This looks like most places 20km outside Moscow now.

  6. Antoine says:

    Where were these pictures published? I’d like to see more of them.

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