27 thoughts on “Welcome to Moscow Postcards”

    • What is a shame is that interesting old buildings demolished or allowed to fall over. Does Russia have an organisation like English Heritage – that steps in to save important buildings?

      A lot of the rest of the pics would be easy to re-create in any city – as argued about on loads of similar posts here.

      In any event – it certainly isn’t as bad as an African slum.

      • >> In any event – it certainly isn’t as bad as an African slum.

        well, I gues you could find worse slum in Africa, if you look hard enough. Still it’s mindboggling that such a rich city (most millionaires live there) would be such a dump.

        • Nina Germany, I have been in Berlin. Eastern Berlin to be exact. Have you (oh wait, why am I asking a Nazi which never set foot in Russia?)? I don’t think so.

          Sorry to disappoint you, but Moscow and Berlin are both modern metro cities, and both are good to live in. Now I suggest you stop listening to the voices and just read what I tell you.

          • >> Nina Germany, I have been in Berlin. Eastern Berlin to be exact

            Eastern Berlin, the part of Berlin run by russians for almost 50 years. Since you specifically remarked it is eastern Berlin, I guess it was before the colapse of Berlin Wall. So no wondder you think it is similar to Moscow, Easter Berlin was dull and ugly, and while it have greatly improved, it’s still kinda visible who were the real hosts of that place. It will probably take another 50 years before it’l look like western part.

            >>Sorry to disappoint you, but Moscow and Berlin are both modern metro cities, and both are good to live in.

            hahaha, no, that’s simply no true. It’s enough to look at pictures at this very site to understand why.

        • All African cities have parts where there is no electicity, no drainage, no electricity etc, and where houses ae built from bits of crates, corrugated iron and cardboard. Infant mortality is shockingly high.

          Please try to do SOME research – there is no comparison. I could easily find pics of the US and that are as bad as this.

          Google image search “Gary Indiana” or “derelict Liverpool”

          • >>All African cities have parts where there is no electicity, no drainage, no electricity etc, and where houses ae built from bits of crates, corrugated iron and cardboard

            change “african” with “russian” and it still holds 😀

            >>I could easily find pics of the US and that are as bad as this.

            Google image search “Gary Indiana”

            way to compare moscow, capital city and richest city in entire country, with some small town in a Indiana.

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  2. The green spot looks like the birds eye outline of Moscow, maybe its a logo for the city?

    Where is the aircraft boneyard, anyone know? On one of the airports or somewhere in the city?

    • It’s Hodynskoe Pole (field) by Horoshevskoe shosse not far from the city center. It was the airdrome during WW2. Fabulous open air museum spot.

  3. OMG! Thats awful! I know6 there are bad and good sights in each city in the world, but these photos are only for foolish, who can believe, that Moscow really looks like this.

  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khodinka

    That’s the where the aircraft in question are located. Interesting place, there’s also a makeshift racetrack nearby)

    That “green thing” really is an outline schematic of the city, with all its districts. But not an official logo.

    As for the “postcards” themselves – there really are places like that in Moscow. I live in Moscow and recognize a lot of the places. But, as was already said – they are either backyards or industrial zones. And another thing – some of these places are actually quite nice and scenic, what makes them look so run-down is the angle of the shot, the post-production of the shot and etc, etc, etc.

    What that guy, Alex Levchenko, is doing, is providing an extremely biased view on Moscow by deliberately picking out the very worst shots and further manipulating them. Sure, I agree with him on some of the things he’s showing, but come on )))

    I doubt Alex is a little kid running around Moscow with too much free time on his hands and a 350D in his possession, since some of the shots would be off-limits to most people and others take some considerable planning. I wont comment on the social problems evident in the photos, but damn, that guy needs to learn to exhibit even the slightest sense of graphic design! Moscow outline with a star and flare effect depicting the place of the shot? Please, kitsch rarely looks this bad. And that hyper-cheesy “Welcome to Moscow”, complete with an even cheesier terminator WordArt font… Oh, almost forgot – do not change the places and layout of the schematic and title with each new “card” – makes it look even more unprofessional.

    Postcards? Highly doubtful – he’s got a long way to go. Typical hate pics? Sure looks like them)

  5. Oh, btw – been to the guy’s LJ page (in Russian). Actually, these were never meant to be postcards, and not even hate pics. The guy is actually quite a capable graphic designer. The photoset was almost obviously meant as a joke, something that could fully be understood by someone who has been to Moscow. The author of this post probably misinterpreted the original Russian text.

    Anyway, I’ll be taking most of my flame back, but the guy is a lousy photographer regardless)))

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  7. LoL, come to Moscow and understand that there are only good photoes and u’ll lose lot of time finding these places

  8. The pictures are just sooo cool!!! !!! YAY!! 😀 if i was in Moscow myself – i would have probably taken quite similar!!:-) GREAT!

  9. The pictures are just sooo cool!!! !!! YAY!! 😀 if i was in Moscow myself – i would have probably taken quite similar!!:-) GREAT! Loved them!!!

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