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Kemerovo

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Kemerovo

Name: Constantin Fedin

Age: 42

Profession: Freelance photographer

City: Kemerovo

How long have you been doing photography? 30 years. Portrait, reportage, Street

Your website? www.instagram.com/constantinfadin

Can you give us a short description of your city? Kemerovo is the regional center of the miners' region in Western Siberia. Life flows here as it does in all mining towns during the decline of the coal industry. But there are many stories and many interesting people.

What is something about your area that only locals would know? Kuzbass is the most populous region of Siberia. This happened in connection with the settlement around the coal deposits in the period of their development. On the territory of the Kemerovo Region there is a dinosaur graveyard containing remains of dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period. Not far from the Kii River is the dormant and ancient volcano "Kondovye Buhtay," from the Devonian period.

Which places or sites are a must for someone to see if they visit your area? Mariinsk: the old town with its authentic old architecture. Mountain Taiga: Kul Lake on top, the river valley Mras-Su with caves, waterfalls "Marble Rocks", Khomutovskaya thresholds, "Spassky palaces," "King's Gate". Ski slopes of Gornaya Shoria and Salanga.

Anything else you would like to add? This is my home. Welcome.

  • Tower

    Kemerovo television center began being built in 1956 (studio and two buildings). In 1958 it began testing its television equipment. The first broadcast was the film "The Ulyanov family". 

    Constantin Fedin @constantinfadin

  • Statue

    The 12-meter high monument "In Memory of the Fallen Miners", by recently deceased sculptor Ernst Neizvestny. It is on Red Hill, on the banks of the Tom river, where the first coal was discovered here.  Constantin Fedin @constantinfadin

  • Cow

    This day started in the mining town of Berezovsky (30 km from Kemerovo). In fact it is several villages united into one administrative unit. But, as in the city, Berezovsky has a music school that is rightly proud of its graduates. Walking through the street by an apartment complex, cows are just a normal part of the local landscape. 
    Constantin Fedin @constantinfadin

  • Bus Stop

    Bus stop at a villages of Berezovsky city. Residents arrive at their bust early, so as not miss the bus to the regional center. As a result, bus stops become places for meetings, discussions and rumors. There is talk of jobs, courtyards, children. Generally, people are busy and have no time to talk, but at the bus stop you can learn a lot from each other.  Constantin Fedin @constantinfadin

  • Freeway

    When you rarely leave your home city, and not for very long, you do not immediately notice the changes that occur in it day by day. But then one day you take a good look around and realize how much things have changed: the new high-rises, new transport interchanges and bypasses. The city is growing. Everything changes.  Constantin Fedin @constantinfadin

  • Kids

    Girls are always girls. Whatever they are doing, they immediately sense a camera is near and begin to pose.  Constantin Fedin @constantinfadin

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