Astrakhan is an average Russian city, which lies on the left bank of Volga river. There are lots of modern buildings, trade centers, luxurious hotels and beautiful remarkable sights in the city, but there is also one strange peculiarity – just in the centre of the city there is a big old and timeworn ghetto, which is more likely to be seen somewhere in non-urban area than in a city with more than half a million citizens.
In the background you can see the Astrakhan Kremlin.
A view typical of Astrakhan – a poor hut on the background of a huge hypermarket.
The most amazing thing is that you never can guess whether a house is abandoned or not.
For example this house is inhabited!
And this one!
And this one is already empty…