the province 1

Having lived in Kaliningrad Oblast for more than two years, I have managed to travelled it all. While traversing its province, I would often get a feeling there is something surreal about it. Although agriculture and animal husbandry are on the rise, towns and villages outside of the region’s capital city gradually depopulate. There are many reasons for that. I tried to address them in my article for New Eastern Europe earlier this year.

The phenomenon of a dying province inspired me to take a series of photos in different part of the Oblast. Below you can find pictures from Pribrezhnyi (Russian Прибрежный, literally meaning coastal or littoral), just a few kilometres south-west of Kaliningrad.