When you read about what goes into the consumer's basket, you do not take the quantity you see the way you do when you see it on the photos. The creators of this project used electronic scales to show how it all looks like in minimum quantity. From this it comes out unusual. In the different regions of Russia, the average consumer basket
varies. For example in 2011, the Government of Sverdlovsk region of the I quarter of 2011 set a living wage at a level of US$213 per capita. These include: food - US$82, non-food items - US$32, services - US$84, mandatory payments and fees at US$15. The officiais find this to be sufficient.
What you see is neither a warehouse filled with finished cars nor an auto park belonging to the Emir of Bahrain. It is just a regular parking lot in front of the Sea Station in Saint-Petersburg. Russian agents Smith
have come together before a succeeding important meeting. The car bumper stickers state: "A special gift to an official who could withstand corruption from grateful tax payers of Russia, 2011".
Evgeny Khaldei is one of the most famous Soviet photographers, a reporter of the TASS news in pictures, he represented its editorial staff during the Great Patriotic War. All 1,418 days he and his "Leica" went from Murmansk to Berlin. One of his most popular photos is "The Raising of the victory flag over the Reichstag". Photos of Evgeny Khaldei were among evidences at the Nuremberg trials, especially those made in Sevastopol. After the war photographer fell out
of favour, and despite the fact that after Stalin's death, he again gained access to the newspaper pages, until 1970 he could not organize his photo exhibition in the Soviet Union because of oppressions of the Soviet leaders. Today, the festival "War and Peace" is held in the Sevastopol museum of Sheremetev, here people can see unique images, printed from negatives of the author. Many of them are exhibited for the first time.