The Concordia Show
During the Soviet period, the "kommunalke" were collective households where families used to live together sharing kitchen, bathroom and telephone. The kommunalke have not disappeared even after the consumerism era. To this day hundreds of thousand of poor families still live in the noble palaces of Saint Petersburg (Unesco World Heritage Site since 1990).
The kommunalke represent today
Astrakhan: the Black Gold
The city of Astrakhan is perhaps one of the most famous in the world for the black caviar production. It lies on the bank of the Volga River about 100 Km from the Caspian Sea. This is the place where 95% of the living wild sturgeon concentrates, including the Beluga sturgeon, a species from which the finest caviar of world is obtained.
When the caviar was part of the daily food, especially for po
The endless war
This specific war is nothing more than the backwash of the dramatic conflict that hit the country from 1983 to 2005 and caused almost two million victims, with government troops on one side and the Sudan People's Liberation Army on the other. A clash which intensified after the coup of Omar al-Bashir in '89, and ended with a peace agreement that led to the referendum on 9 July 2011, the Independe
I ran from Iran
"I started photography when I was 18 years old. At the beginning I worked as a waiter in a restaurant in Sari, in Northern Iran, to earn some money to buy me a camera. In 2005 I began taking pictures for Fars News Agency in Iran after I met its picture editor by chance. I still remember that during that time I hardly knew how cameras worked. While I was shooting for them I used to experiment a lot
I'm Italian, eventually.
Cristian is a young boy who is born from a Colombian mother and an Italian father who didn't acknowledge him. When he turned 18 he was entitled, under the Italian law, to become an Italian citizen. But there was a problem: Cristian is suffering from Down syndrome and this handicap (for this reason his father didn't want to acknowledge him), according to the officials who were dealing with his case
The Delta of Amacuro, eastern Venezuela, is one of the most inhospitable places in the whole world. For the past 8.500 years Warao Indians have turned its 20.000 square kilometers of water canals and swamps into their home. Despite the strong culture impact due to colonialism, Warao people have managed to keep their culture and way of life deeply attached to this environment. Until now.
Where dance can be a crime
Born in the late eighties of the last century in the abandoned factories of Detroit, the TAZ (Temporary Autonomous Zones), more commonly known as rave parties, arrived in Italy about ten years later. Many of them lost their original sense of rebellion and social protest, but illegal raves survived the several repressive actions met until now, and they're still a form of alternative entertainment f
The Secret History of the Mongols, the oldest literary work written in the Mongolian language, tells how Gengis Khan was able to put under his control more than 30 fighting tribes, and how, once in power, he declared homosexuality immediately illegal in order to attempt to increase the population of his new empire. Today, more than 800 years later, Mongolia is an independent country with the lowes