Dates2013 - Ongoing
- Topics Landscape, Fine Art, Documentary
The series reflects on the place of the ruined church in the Russian landscape, and on how it is related to the last hundred years of country's history.
No statistical data exists on Soviet church closures, but comparing the figures for the years 1914 and 1987 it can be assumed that roughly 48 000 churches were closed or demolished during the Soviet period.
Similarly there is no count of churches that remain in ruins after the fall of the Soviet Union, however crowd-sourced data suggests that at least 5500 churches, or one third of those surviving are currently abandoned.
Scattered in the landscape the ruins stand as relics from the period of Russian antiquity—a hundred years back in time, but seemingly unrelated to the country and people of today.