I visited Moscow and stayed with a good friend of mine, Alex and her boyfriend Vova in their cozy little Soviet flat. Alex and Vova brought me to the usual Moscow sights: Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral, and Lenin’s Mausoleum to see the embalmed body of the beloved communist leader. Moscow doesn’t cater much to tourists, and if you don’t speak Russian its nearly impossible to get around on your own. I absolutely loved this city, it is worth visiting just to witness daily life in post-soviet Russia. Moscow is a modern city that had been isolated politically from the rest of the western world until 20 years ago, and still sees no reason to embrace the outside world.
Photos by Renee Lusano
Moscow September 2013 shot on Mamiya 7ii and Contax T3