Melancholic Side of Russia

Image by Eugene Kanaev, 2005

Image by Eugene Kanaev, 2005

Russian community “Toska” (Melancholy) at D3.ru collects sad images of Russia. As the description reads “Melancholy is a social phenomenon which is, in fact, physically tangible in nature. The look and feel of the surroundings gets into your soul…” Some of the images chosen by the D3 community perfectly fit into the mood of freezing cold and dark winter days.

Russian Internet users went even further and created news website Tlenta.ru dedicated to dispiriting news. The website even allows visitors to generate your own personal “depression card”.

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Rostov Oblast

Rostov Oblast, Image by Viktor Vinichenko

City of Yeniseysk sign

City of Yeniseysk sign

"The Door to Nowhere", Tver

“The Door to Nowhere”, Tver

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Public beach

Public beach

Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg

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Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Komsomolsk-on-Amur

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Kitchen in a communal apartment

Kitchen in a communal apartment

An abandoned library in Lukinsk

An abandoned library in Lukinsk

A statue in the abandoned pioneer camp "Karelian Birch"

A statue in the abandoned pioneer camp “Karelian Birch”

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Town of Zheleznodorozhny, 2013

Town of Zheleznodorozhny, 2013

City of Uryupinsk

City of Uryupinsk

"Eternity", Manturovo, Kostroma Oblast

“Eternity”, Manturovo, Kostroma Oblast

"Today" and "Tomorrow" billboard

“Today” and “Tomorrow” billboard

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