In this project I try to analyse visually how does the Economical Crisis influence on population of Russia:  from city dwellers of capital and industrial centers to country people.

When I started making this photostory, the first wave of demotions and job cuts rose. Russian national currency that was depending on oil prices slumped rapidly. Official statements about financial stability, which were important elements of political concept of previous years, were changed to fearful rethorics about the global economic crisis.

But at first sight the holiday of consumerism is continuing in Moscow, financial center of Russia. People keep on buying expensive cars, visit fashionable restaurants, clubs and boutiques. At the same time a lot of business centers, factories and small firms have been already closed. There are more hobos and criminals on the streets. The crime rate is growing day by day. And it is easy to explain this: people try to come out of a difficult situation by any possible way.

Although the economical prognosis is pessimistic: the economists say that Crisis will be continuing for about three years and they promise massive job cuts and about ten million unemployed at the autumn of 2009. It is an official data without counting illegal workers. There are a lot of jobless who wasn’t registered by unemployment exchange or who are on holidays without pay. Many people fall into despondence and do not know how to live. Migrant workers are leaving capital because they lost their job.

But all said above is about life in megapolis. It is considered that life in Moscow cannot reflect life in all Russia.

And living in industrial centers, in towns, which were built around the only working place for citizens, people are weirded to hunger if the factory would close, if in megapolis it is more easily to think a way out of trouble. Town dwellers can try to find a job in the big city or became a criminal.

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