Russia's East border from a Chinese perspective

The Chinese photographer Hai Zhang set off to the border between Russia and Asia where he created his project entitled "Border Area". People are at the center of attention: passers-by, farmers, workers, soldiers, and children. When put together, they make up an image of Russia on the border of completely different cultures. // Aerial view of the nature landscape in the Russian Far East close to Blagoveshchensk

The Chinese photographer Hai Zhang set off to the border between Russia and Asia where he created his project entitled "Border Area". People are at the center of attention: passers-by, farmers, workers, soldiers, and children. When put together, they make up an image of Russia on the border of completely different cultures. // Aerial view of the nature landscape in the Russian Far East close to Blagoveshchensk

Hai Zhang
The Chinese photographer Hai Zhang set off to the border between Russia and Asia where he created his project entitled "Border Area". People are at the center of attention: passers-by, farmers, workers, soldiers, and children. When put together, they make up an image of Russia on the border of completely different cultures.
Russian technicians working on one of new shopping mall projects invested by Kuafu Group owned by a Chinese businessman, Mr. He.
Pedestrian bridge over the railway tracks at train station at Zavitinsk District
North Korean guest farmer working at the soybean field in Zavitinsk District
A Russian family en route to board the flight to Blagoveshchensk
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Pictures of Russian pop song singers on the wall of a local Russian restaurant
The Friendship Market is the largest produce wholesale market in Blagoveshchensk. There are around 100 vendors from China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan trade in the market. Fresh vegetable and fruit come in from China and neighboring countries daily
A soybean field in Zavitinsk District where seven North Korean guest farmers work
On the bus en route back to Blagoveschensk from Zavitinsk District
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