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To Be a Russian – Friends House Moscow
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Photo by Misha Friedman | New York Times

Misha Friedman is a documentary photographer with a background in humanitarian work.  One of his ongoing projects is on patriotism – “what it means to be a Russian”.  Recently the New York Times published his photo essay on the subject: black and white photo portraits of ordinary Russians, accompanied by their thoughts and opinions.

He writes: “I set out to explore the unique and often strange ways people in Russia think and feel about the motherland… I asked each person what made someone a Russian; whether they had done something patriotic; whether love of the motherland and love of the government were the same thing; and whether one could disagree with the government and still be a patriot.”

The result is a beautiful combination of photos and quotations.  You can find it here:


The featured image is taken from the New York Times article