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The surreal beauty of Soviet bus stops

Christopher Herwig’s weirdly evocative photographs show how the loneliest corners of the former Soviet Union were enlivened by whacky bus shelters

12 September 2015

9:00 AM

12 September 2015

9:00 AM

Soviet Bus Stops Christopher Herwig

Fuel, pp.192, £19.95, ISBN: 9780993191107

The Soviet Union was a nation of bus stops. Cars were hard to come by, so a vast public transport network took up the slack. Buses not only bore workers to their labours, but also breathed life into the ‘union’ itself by taking travellers from town to taiga to desert to seaside.

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