Soviet Bus StopsSoviet Bus Stops



These books represent the most comprehensive and diverse collection of Soviet bus stop design ever assembled from: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia ...

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ISBN: 0993191185

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Photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000 km by car, bike, bus and taxi in 13 former Soviet countries discovering and documenting these unexpected treasures of modern art. From the shores of the Black Sea to the endless Kazakh steppe, these bus stops show the range of public art from the Soviet era and give a rare glimpse into the creative minds of the time. These books represent the most comprehensive and diverse collection of Soviet bus stop design ever assembled from: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. With a foreword by writer, critic and television presenter Jonathan Meades. --Volume 1.

Soviet Metro StationsSoviet Metro Stations



From extreme marble and chandelier opulence to brutal futuristic minimalist glory, Soviet Metro Stations documents this wealth of diverse architecture.

Author: Christopher Herwig

Publisher: Fuel

ISBN: 0995745560

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From the author of Soviet Bus Stops, an underground trip through the Soviet Metro "For us," said Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in his memoirs, "there was something supernatural about the Metro." Visiting any of the dozen or so Metro networks built across the Soviet Union between the 1930s and 1980s, it is easy to see why. Rather than the straightforward systems of London, Paris or New York, these networks were used as a propaganda artwork--a fusion of sculpture, architecture and art that combined Byzantine, medieval, baroque and constructivist ideas and infused them with the notion that communism would mean a "communal luxury" for all. Today these astonishing spaces remain the closest realization of a Soviet utopia. Following his bestselling quest for Soviet Bus Stops, Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig has completed a subterranean expedition photographing the stations of each Metro network of the former USSR. From extreme marble and chandelier opulence to brutal futuristic minimalist glory, Soviet Metro Stations documents this wealth of diverse architecture. Along the way Herwig captures the elements that make up this singular Soviet experience: neon, concrete, escalators, signage, mosaics and relief sculptures all combine to build a vivid map of the Soviet Metro. Soviet Metro Stations includes an essay by the leading architectural and political writer Owen Hatherley, author of the acclaimed books Landscapes of Communism (2015), Trans-Europe Express (2018) and The Adventures of Owen Hatherley in the Post-Soviet Space.

Post Soviet NostalgiaPost Soviet Nostalgia



Soviet Ghosts: The Soviet Union Abandoned: A Communist Empire in Decay.
Darlington: Carpet Bombing Culture. Herwig, Christopher. 2014. Soviet Bus
Stops. Vol. 1. London: Fuel Design & Publishing. Herwig, Christopher. 2017.
Soviet Bus ...

Author: Otto Boele

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000507294

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Bringing together scholars from Russia, the United States and Europe, this collection of essays is the first to explore the slippery phenomenon of post-Soviet nostalgia by studying it as a discursive practice serving a wide variety of ideological agendas. The authors demonstrate how feelings of loss and displacement in post-Soviet Russia are turned into effective tools of state building and national mobilization, as well as into weapons for local resistance and the assertion of individual autonomy. Drawing on novels, memoirs, documentaries, photographs and Soviet commodities, Post-Soviet Nostalgia is an invaluable resource for historians, literary scholars and anthropologists interested in how Russia comes to terms with its Soviet past.

The Soviet Biological Weapons ProgramThe Soviet Biological Weapons Program



[In] disguised US sabotage. . . saboteurs dispersed the bacteria at Soviet bus
stops at night” [presumably released as an aerosol].64 Burgasov astonishingly
adopted this new explanation, thus replacing his own earlier explanation that had
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Author: Milton Leitenberg

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674065260

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This is the first attempt to understand the full scope of the USSR’s offensive biological weapons research, from inception in the 1920s. Gorbachev tried to end the program, but the U.S. and U.K. never obtained clear evidence that he succeeded, raising the question whether the means for waging biological warfare could be present in Russia today.

Back in the USSRBack in the USSR



However, on the country roads of the former Soviet republics there are many unexpected waiting zones-a wide-ranging panoply of socialist architecture.The photographer Peter Ortner shows a small selection of such bus stops in this book.

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Publisher: Jovis

ISBN: 3868594132

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Bus stops are normally mundane structures, standardized and replaceable and therefore scarcely paid any attention. However, on the country roads of the former Soviet republics there are many unexpected waiting zones-a wide-ranging panoply of socialist architecture.The photographer Peter Ortner shows a small selection of such bus stops in this book. The photographs were taken both in Central Asia and in Eastern Europe, from Uzbekistan to Armenia, and illuminate the imaginative variations on this vernacular architecture. His shots present us with an endless variety of forms and colors; an eclectic micro architecture, which gains a diffuse charm through neglect and weathering. Anonymous architects created special buildings for an everyday purpose. For waiting.

Beyond Market Dystopia New Ways of LivingBeyond Market Dystopia New Ways of Living



While the Soviet avant-garde appears to have become ... Communist
Constructions Photographed (2011), Rebecca Litchfield's Soviet Ghosts (2013),
and Christopher Herwig's Soviet Bus Stops (two volumes – 2015 and 2018),
among others.

Author: Greg Albo

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781583678442

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Essays which aim to create a world of agency and justice. How can we build a future with better health and homes, respecting people and the environment? The 2020 edition of the Socialist Register, Beyond Market Dystopia, contains a wealth of incisive essays that entice readers to do just that: to wake up to the cynical, implicitly market-driven concept of human society we have come to accept as everyday reality. Intellectuals and activists such as Michelle Chin, Nancy Fraser, Arun Gupta, and Jeremy Brecher connect with and go beyond classical socialist themes, to combine an analysis of how we are living now with visions and plans for new strategic, programmatic, manifesto-oriented alternative ways of living.

Rethinking UtopiaRethinking Utopia



aNext. stop, Siberia! The Strange and Beautiful world of Soviet bus stops« (8,530
shares, The Guardian, 2015);. aThe. Wild Architecture of Soviet-Era Bus Stops« (
1,944 Facebook shares, Wired, 2015); ...

Author: David M. Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317486701

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Over five hundred years since it was named, utopia remains a vital concept for understanding and challenging the world(s) we inhabit, even in – or rather because of – the condition of ‘post-utopianism’ that supposedly permeates them. In Rethinking Utopia David M. Bell offers a diagnosis of the present through the lens of utopia and then, by rethinking the concept through engagement with utopian studies, a variety of ‘radical’ theories and the need for decolonizing praxis, shows how utopianism might work within, against and beyond that which exists in order to provide us with hope for a better future. He proposes paying a ‘subversive fidelity’ to utopia, in which its three constituent terms: ‘good’ (eu), ‘place’ (topos), and ‘no’ (ou) are rethought to assert the importance of immanent, affective relations. The volume engages with a variety of practices and forms to articulate such a utopianism, including popular education/critical pedagogy; musical improvisation; and utopian literature. The problems as well as the possibilities of this utopianism are explored, although the problems are often revealed to be possibilities, provided they are subject to material challenge. Rethinking Utopia offers a way of thinking about (and perhaps realising) utopia that helps overcome some of the binary oppositions structuring much thinking about the topic. It allows utopia to be thought in terms of place and process; affirmation and negation; and the real and the not-yet. It engages with the spatial and affective turns in the social sciences without ever uncritically being subsumed by them; and seeks to make connections to indigenous cosmologies. It is a cautious, careful, critical work punctuated by both pessimism and hope; and a refusal to accept the finality of this or any world.

Making the New Post Soviet PersonMaking the New Post Soviet Person



CHAPTER ONE BACKGROUNDS A window within the window In early
December, 2002 I stepped onto a Moscow city bus in the northeastern section of
town and hoped I would notice my stop. There is nothing easy about finding your
bus stop ...

Author: Jarrett Zigon

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004183711

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The post-Soviet years have widely been interpreted as a period of intense moral questioning, debate, and struggle. Despite this claim, few studies have revealed how this moral experience has been lived and articulated by Russians themselves. This book provides an intimate portrait of how five Muscovites have experienced the post-Soviet years as a period of intense refashioning of their moral personhood, and how this process can only be understood at the intersection of their unique personal experiences, a shared Russian/Soviet history, and increasingly influential global discourses and practices. The result is a new approach to understanding everyday moral experience and the processes by which new moral persons are cultivated.

Soviet AsiaSoviet Asia



Grey concrete slabs were juxtaposed with colourful tiling and rectilinear shapes broken by ornate curved forms: the brutal designs normally associated with Soviet-era architecture were reconstructed with Eastern characteristics.0Many of the ...

Author: Roberto Conte

Publisher: Fuel Publishing

ISBN: 0995745552

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A fantastic collection of Soviet Asian architecture, many photographed here for the first time Soviet Asia explores the Soviet modernist architecture of Central Asia. Italian photographers Roberto Conte and Stefano Perego crossed the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, documenting buildings constructed from the 1950s until the fall of the USSR. The resulting images showcase the majestic, largely unknown, modernist buildings of the region. Museums, housing complexes, universities, circuses, ritual palaces - all were constructed using a composite aesthetic. Influenced by Persian and Islamic architecture, pattern and mosaic motifs articulated a connection with Central Asia. Grey concrete slabs were juxtaposed with colourful tiling and rectilinear shapes broken by ornate curved forms: the brutal designs normally associated with Soviet-era architecture were reconstructed with Eastern characteristics. Many of the buildings shown in Soviet Asia are recorded here for the first time, making this book an important document, as despite the recent revival of interest in Brutalist and Modernist architecture, a number of them remain under threat of demolition. The publication includes two contextual essays, one by Alessandro De Magistris (architect and History of Architecture professor, University of Milan, contributor to the book Vertical Moscow) and the other by Marco Buttino (Modern and Urban History professor, University of Turin, specializing in the history of social change in the USSR).

Soviet Cities Labour Life and LeisureSoviet Cities Labour Life and Leisure



" This superbly designed volume is the latest in Fuel's revelatory and inspiring series on Soviet-era architecture.

Author: Arseniy Kotov

Publisher: Fuel

ISBN: 1916218415

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The Soviet dream of modernist architecture for all, portrayed on the brink of its erasure In recent years Russian cities have visibly changed. The architectural heritage of the Soviet period has not been fully acknowledged. As a result many unique modernist buildings have been destroyed or changed beyond recognition. Russian photographer Arseniy Kotov intends to document these buildings and their surroundings before they are lost forever. He likes to take pictures in winter, during the "blue hour," which occurs immediately after sunset or just before sunrise. At this time, the warm yellow colors inside apartment-block windows contrast with the twilight gloom outside. To Kotov, this atmosphere reflects the Soviet period of his imagination. His impression of this time is unashamedly idealistic: he envisages a great civilization, built on a fair society, which hopes to explore nature and conquer space. From the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the desert steppes of Kazakhstan to the grim monolithic high-rise dormitory blocks of inner-city Volgograd, Kotov captures the essence of the post-Soviet world. "The USSR no longer exists and in these photographs we can see what remains--the most outstanding buildings and constructions, where Soviet people lived and how Soviet cities once looked: no decoration, no bright colors and no luxury, only bare concrete and powerful forms." This superbly designed volume is the latest in Fuel's revelatory and inspiring series on Soviet-era architecture.

The Quality by Design HandbookThe Quality by Design Handbook



A one-stop, definitive resource for readers who need to know what quality by design, or QbD, is, its origins and shortcomings, the connection with continuous improvement, and, most importantly, how to apply it in practice in the pharma and ...

Author: Christopher Herwig

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ISBN: 1907568905

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Page: 450

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A one-stop, definitive resource for readers who need to know what quality by design, or QbD, is, its origins and shortcomings, the connection with continuous improvement, and, most importantly, how to apply it in practice in the pharma and biopharma sectors.

Soviet Signs and Street RelicsSoviet Signs and Street Relics



Russia's forgotten world of avant-garde public signage--the latest in Fuel's collectible Soviet series For this volume, French photographer Jason Guilbeau has used Google Street View to virtually navigate Russia and the former USSR, ...

Author: Jason Guilbeau

Publisher: Fuel

ISBN: 1916218407

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Russia's forgotten world of avant-garde public signage--the latest in Fuel's collectible Soviet series For this volume, French photographer Jason Guilbeau has used Google Street View to virtually navigate Russia and the former USSR, searching for examples of a forgotten Soviet empire. The subjects of these unlikely photographs are incidental to the purpose of Google Street View--captured by serendipity, rather than design, they are accorded a common vernacular. Once found, Guilbeau strips the images of their practical use by removing the navigational markers, transforming them according to his own vision. From remote rural roadsides to densely populated cities, the photographs reveal traces of history in plain sight: a brutalist hammer and sickle stands in a remote field; a jet fighter is anchored to the ground by its concrete exhaust plume; a skeletal tractor sits on a cast-iron platform; a village sign resembles a constructivist sculpture. Passersby seem oblivious to these objects. Relinquished by the present they have become part of the composition of everyday life, too distant in time and too ubiquitous in nature to be recorded by anything other than an indiscriminate automaton. This collection of photographs portrays a surreal reality: it is a document of a vanishing era, captured by an omniscient technology that is continually deleting and replenishing itself--an inadvertent definition of Russia today.

Godless UtopiaGodless Utopia



Drawing on the early Soviet atheist magazines Godless and Godless atthe Machine, and postwar posters by Communist Party publishers, the authorpresents an unsettling tour of atheist ideology in the USSR.

Author: Roland Elliott Brown

Publisher: Fuel

ISBN: 0995745579

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Drawing on the early Soviet atheist magazines Godless and Godless atthe Machine, and postwar posters by Communist Party publishers, the authorpresents an unsettling tour of atheist ideology in the USSR.

Soviet AnalystSoviet Analyst



On certain occasions , when my wife has been waiting in the morning with the
children at the bus stop , and the usual ... Numerous Russian ' watchers ' have
frequented these local bus stops for years , often appearing to be waiting for a
bus ...

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Soviet LiteratureSoviet Literature



At the old station the ancient scratched doors without door - stops swung to and
fro on noisy springs . ... Again he felt no desire to get on the bus and walked
across the square , pushing away the memories that crowded round him ; they ...

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Russian Criminal Playing CardsRussian Criminal Playing Cards



A standard Russian deck contains only 36 cards. This pack has been adapted to make a complete standard Western deck of 52 cards and 2 jokers, making them suitable for any game.

Author: Damon Murray

Publisher: Fuel

ISBN: 0995745544

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A complete standard Western deck of 52 playing cards and 2 jokers, making them suitable for any card game. This deck of cards has been put together using four different sets (one for each suit) made by Russian criminals in prisons during the 1980s. Prohibited by the prison authorities, they are constructed from innocuous materials procured from the everyday routine of prison life, their unique designs skillfully manipulated so that they could be read. The respect commanded by any criminal was directly related to his ability to play, and win, at cards. Being 'lucky' at cards was also seen as a good omen ¬(even if the winner cheated, as this practice is acceptable within the thieves world). A thief could stake anything in a card game, a finger, an arm, the life of another inmate, or even his own. If he lost, the debt had to be paid immediately. The penalty for defaulting was expulsion, a forcibly applied tattoo or in some cases, death. Confiscated and destroyed by the authorities, original decks are difficult to obtain and often incomplete. The authentic designs reproduced here have been taken from original cards collected over the last ten years by the authors. A standard Russian deck contains only 36 cards. This pack has been adapted to make a complete standard Western deck of 52 cards.