Tuesday, November 01, 2016
Name: Evgeniy Serov
Profession: Legal consultant
How long have you been doing photography? About 7 years.
What style or genre most interests you? I've tried different styles, from weddings and portraiture, to street and landscape photography.
Can you give us a short description of your city? Where is it located? What is it famous for?
Magadan was founded in 1929 as a base for transfering Gulag prisoners who arrived by sea to work at the Kolyma gold mine. The city is situated between Gertnera and Nagayeva bays, in the Magadanskaya oblast territory, on the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk.
What are some things that only locals would know about the city?
Magadan is a very windy town. According to some accounts, the origin of the name "Mongdan" -(windy place) comes from the Evenk language.
The climate in Magadan is harsh, with short summers, which accounts for the period of "white nights" that persist throughout the summer: a time when the sun barely sets below the horizon.
In 1968, the famous soviet singer Vladimir Vysotsky came to Magadan to visit a friend. After this trip, Vystotsky produced the song "My Friend went to Magadan"
Some say that the main street of the city - Lenin street - is the longest street in the world (2930 km), because it connects to the Kolyma federal road, also known as "The Road of Bones".
Which places or sites are a must for someone to see if they visit your city?
In Magadan you should definitely visit the two bays, Gertnera and Nagayeva, to see the spectacular views of the sea. The second place worth a visit is the monument to victims of the Gulag repressions: "Mask of Sorrow." In addition, regional museums have great historical expositions.
Everyone in the Soviet Union knew his songs, despite constant censorship and troubles with the Soviet regime. To this day, any Russian will recognize his raspy singing voice and silly falsetto. But what was the great Vladimir Vysotsky like in person?