April, 2010. Grozny city – the capital of Chechnya.
Many buildings have already been restored.
The disfigured facade of the building is covered under the siding.
Oktyabrsky district. One of the buildings of the research institute.
The Kirov recreation center
The mined Hankalskaya valley, nobody walks here.
It used to be tanks parking area
Many dug-outs and trenches have remained untouched.
The way of life…
People were going along this road to save themselves from bombing. During the assault of Grozny many people were leaving the city.
Wall of fame
School building in Oktyabrsky district
A park that used to be so beautiful has grown wild, now it’s more likely a pasture area for cows and horses.
The Lenin monument hasn’t escaped destruction
Demolished canteen building
There are more cows than cats or dogs in Grozny, they are probably the main causers of traffic jams.
Military commandant’s office
In some definite time of the day soldiers climb on the roofs, and it’s not the best time to take photographs …
Even the smallest shops served as shelters during shooting.
It seems that no undamaged buildings have remained…
This UAZ has been here since the Chechen war.
Nature always wins …
Now it’s hard to imagine how this house had looked like …
Ruin as a reminder of a big tragedy.
Atmosphere of Grozny suffocation
Half of the house has been restored and now peopled
Trees try to hide the aftermath of the war.
Two more storeys are being built on.
Some houses have been broken down into bricks to restore other houses.
Soviet gate and hospital №5 behind
Abandoned house in Leninsky district
A passage in Minutka square is not used now.
Here, in Minutka square there was the fiercest fighting.
On the place of the passage they plan to build a mall.