Photographic journey through the history of Siberia

Lena River, near Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, October 2007. Courtesy of Alexander Gronsky/Grinberg Gallery, Moscow.

Member of the "Russian Synod", a Siberian group that wants independence from Russia. (The Cyrillic writing on the jacket reads "Rus"), Novosibirsk, December 2010 © Anastasia Rudenko, 2013.

Miners in the Amur River, early 1880s © The State Historical Museum, Russia, Tamara Igumnova, Deputy Director of Foreign Affairs and Exhibitions.

Koryak Foothills, Kamchatka, 2000 © Sergei Potapov, 2013.

Evenks, nomadic reindeer herders near the Ob River, western Siberia, 1888. Courtesy of the collection of Vladimir Nikitin, St Petersburg.

Saturday Night, Komsomol Members Club, Bratsk, 1959 © Yuri Krivonosov, 2013.

The Salekhard-Igarka Railway, an old and abandoned route to a gulag camp in northwestern Siberia, 1977 © Vladimir Sedykh, 2013.

Khantayka, 1980s © Vladimir Chin Mo Tsai, 2013.

Metallurgical Plant, Novokuznetsk, 1976 © Vladimir Sokolayev.

Baikal-Amur Mainline, Krasnoyarsk Region, 1980s © Anatoly Byelonogov.

Newlyweds on the outskirts of Novosibirsk, November 2010 © Anastasia Rudenko, 2013.

Nagaev Bay in winter, Magadan Region, 2006 © Rasul Mesyagutov, 2013.

Indigirka River, Sakha Republic, Yakutia, 2010 © Sergei Maksimishin, 2013.

Krasnoyarsk, November 2010 © Anastasia Rudenko, 2013.

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