Russian traveller Anton Krotov has travelled to Donetsk recently and decided to post his travel photos. Thanks to this we are able to see what’s going on in this region right now. Please see photos inside:
Sign on the border.
Trucks line up from both sides of the border.
His driver Sergei is changing his plates from Ukrainian to the DPR ones when they crossed the border.
Road being fixed.
This dinner costed them less than 100 rubles (or $1.5).
Souvenirs – $0.5 each.
Free elections to free people.
Big country starts from the small motherland.
Lenin monument is said to be attempted to be exploded.
This is what left from McDonalds.
Closed office of Russian SberBank. The traveller says, that most banks are closed there.
Second hand goods.
Lot of ads for travelling to Ukrainian cities.
Also cash in of Ukrainian debit cards for 4%.
Travels to Ukraine and travel permits made in one day.
Help in caching deposits in any Ukrainian bank, also to get Ukrainian passports.
Permits to leave “anti terrorist zone of Ukraine” made in one day.
Hiring for the militant combatants.
“Father frost would arrive and sort things out!”
“DPR Life chronicles”
“Tax code of DPR”. “Donetsk Republic” “Voice of Republic” “Peacefull Donetsk”: “Western front stays without changes”.
“house free for all”
Probably some hippie boarding for the travellers.
Donetsk public transportation tickets.
The traveller has bought this portrait and brought it as a gift for this “house open for all”.
Free newspapers in the house for all.
October 18th elections of the mayor.
Together we develop the economics of the republic.
Cash out of any card.
It is very good to live in your republic when you pay all bills for gas electricity and heating
Supermarket. People line up for the free food delivered by Rinat Akhmetov (ex local oligarch) fund.
Street signs are in English and Ukrainian.
Cigarettes “Novorossia”, “Miner’s”, “Rusich”.
And again majority of the ads is for travel to nearby cities.
“Culture Institure”. Free admission. Promoting Roerich teachings.
Donetsk is Russia.
“We will give T-72 tank to a good person. Not painted, no accidents, one owner. Army of Donetsk Republic”. Public service ad.
People say that not much people on the streets.
Sometimes houses are damaged.
Let our dreams about happines and peace become reality in 2016.
Putting new ads.
Map of Donetsk.
Offering my services in making firewwod, burning furnaces, demolition of wooden buildings.
Ministry of Culture of Donetsk Republic Music Academy. Bomb Shelter.
Postal rates for letters inside DPR and Lugansk PR. Prices in Russian rubles.
Postal stamps of DPR.
We fight for: bright future of our kids, justice society, equality before the law, right to speak our language, order in the country without wars and revolutions, Russian world from Vladivostok to Brest.
We fight against: Nazis, killing people of Donetsk and not having mercy even for kids!
ATMs out of order.
A museum. Old exhibits of war times neighboring with new war stuff.
“WE WILL HELP” humanitarian fund by Rinat Akhmetov.
3,900,000 food packs were given away to people of Donetsk in one year.
People with the bags with the free food.
Pawn shop and currency exchange.
59 rub for the eggs, less than dollar.
A free cup.
Gott mitt uns.
In general the traveller says that life is going on there. The Russian commenters say that much fewer people are on streets compared to pre-war Donetsk when thousands of people were rushing around, with many flashy cars etc.
Thanks again to Anton for posting this photos, his website is below: